Statement written by Robert Lewis (SCC/Pasadena City College Sports Information Director) with additions by Mt. SAC Sports Information Office.
December 9, 2020
(Cerritos, CA) Due to the recent surge of COVID-19 cases and the current pandemic conditions in Los Angeles County, the presidents of the 12 South Coast Conference (SCC) colleges unanimously made the difficult decision to opt out of athletics competition for traditional fall sports for the 2020-2021 season.
This means that the abbreviated Spring I season proposed for February-April, 2021 has been cancelled for the following nine conference-sponsored sports: men's and women's cross country, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's water polo, women's volleyball, and men's and women's basketball.
At this time, Mt. SAC has also made the decision to not compete in the sports of football (Southern California Football Association) and wrestling (Southern California Wrestling Alliance), of which Mt. SAC participates in other conferences, for the postponed Fall 2020-2021 (Spring 1) season.
The proposed Spring II season for 2021 traditional spring SCC sports: baseball, softball, men's and women's swimming and diving, women's tennis, women's badminton, women's beach volleyball, and men's and women's track and field remains on schedule to start their seasons in April, 2021. However, a deadline of February 26, 2021, has been designated for the SCC colleges to either opt in or opt out of the Spring II season. For Mt. SAC this will also include the sports of men's and women's golf which participates in the Orange Empire Conference.
The SCC presidents plan to hold meetings on January 6, 2021, and February 3, 2021, to discuss the prospects of going forward with Spring Sports II before making a decision on or before the February 26th deadline.
Sports competition came to a screeching halt at the California Community College level back in March, when the pandemic forced a shutdown in the state. No South Coast Conference titles were awarded in the Spring, 2020 sports, which played abbreviated regular/conference seasons.
The SCC consists of the following colleges: Cerritos, Compton, East Los Angeles, El Camino, Los Angeles City, LA Harbor, LA Southwest, LA Trade Tech, Long Beach City, Mt. San Antonio, Pasadena City, and Rio Hondo.
- Official SCC Release on Cancellation of 2020-2021 Traditional Fall Sports Spring 1 Season
- SCC Commissioner's Message to Fall Student-Athletes
- Mt. SAC Athletics COVID-19 Information/Updates Page
For additional information, please contact the Mt. SAC Sports Information Office at 909.274.4630.