Update: LLCC Won’t Rescind Men’s Soccer
Some good news for the men’s soccer players at Lincoln Land Community College: their team won’t be dropped due to public outcry.
The State Journal-Register reports:
The Lincoln Land Community College men’s soccer team was in danger of being cut until the school announced Tuesday it will continue the program.
LLCC bowed to public pressure and removed a proposal to discontinue men’s soccer and add men’s golf from the agenda of a meeting of the Board of Trustees tonight.
“The college received a number of calls and board members had calls,” said Lynn Whalen, LLCC executive director of public relations and marketing. “The number of calls that were received indicated there is interest in the community to retain the soccer program.”
LLCC freshman midfielder Connor Carnduff is among the players who are relieved to see the program stay after worrying about their futures.
“We hung out quite a bit this weekend talking about what we were going to do,” said the former Chatham Glenwood High School all-Midwest player. “I’m really happy. I was kind of upset and wondering why they would do that after a great year with the program. I’m glad the soccer community came behind us and helped us keep the program by persuading the board members.”