Another Men’s Soccer Team Possibly Dropped
The State-Journal Register reports that Lincoln Land Community may drop men’s soccer for men’s golf. Why? Well the number of male athletes at the school, of course:
A proposal to terminate the men’s soccer program at Lincoln Land Community College and replace it with men’s golf will go before the school’s board of trustees next week.
“Lincoln Land’s enrollment is 58.4 percent female and 41.6 percent male,” Whalen said. “Changing from soccer to golf would mean we have 53 percent female athletes and 47 percent male athletes.”
If the proposal passes, it takes effect immediately. Soccer players would keep their scholarships as long as they maintain their eligibility, according to Whalen. LLCC would take part in a non-competitive golf season in the fall with the first competitive season set for the spring of 2014.
LLCC last terminated a sports program in the fall of 1992. It eliminated men’s golf, tennis, cross country, track and women’s tennis.