Spring sports are scheduled to make their return to the Capital Region. The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Council of Presidents has approved the schedule for Spring sports. Soccer, volleyball, water polo, baseball, softball, and lacrosse all have competition scheduled to begin this March. Meanwhile, Cross-Country can start in February.

When most people think of MAAC sports they think of Siena who obviously plays the most MAAC games locally but UAlbany Women's Golf is also in the MAAC. It feels awesome to have an official set of start dates for MAAC Spring sports to look forward to. With any luck, the America East and CAA will follow with similar announcements ASAP. This news has me daring to dream of UAlbany Football actually getting to play their Spring schedule!

A press release from the MAAC laid out the approved start dates for all Spring Sports:

Baseball

First Date of Competition: Mar. 20

Championship Dates: May 27-30

Location: TBD

Cross Country

First Permissible Start Date: Feb. 1

Championship Date: Mar. 5

Location: Seaview Golf Club – Galloway, NJ

Sponsored by Atlantic City Sports Commission

Men’s and Women’s Golf

First Permissible Start Date: Mar. 6

Championship Dates: April 22-25

Location: Disney's Magnolia Golf Course – Lake Buena Vista, FL

Men’s Lacrosse

First Date of Competition: Mar. 6 (Preliminary Games)

Championship Dates: May 6-9

Location: TBA

Women’s Lacrosse

First Date of Competition: Mar. 6

Championship Dates: May 6-9

Location: TBA

Men’s Soccer

First Date of Competition: Mar. 11

Championship Date: April 11, 14, & 17

Location: Higher Seeds Host

Women’s Soccer

First Date of Competition: Mar. 9

Championship Dates: April 9, 12, & 16

Location: Higher Seeds Host

Outdoor Track and Field

Championship Dates: May 8 & 9

Location: Rider University

Men’s and Women’s Tennis

First Permissible Start Date: Mar. 6

Championship Dates: April 24 & 25

Location: Mercer County Park Tennis Center – West Windsor, NJ

Rowing

First Permissible Start Date: Mar. 6

Championship Date: May 16

Location: Cooper River Park – Pennsauken Township, NJ

Softball

First Date of Competition: Mar. 20

Championship Dates: May 14-16

Location: Highest Seed

Swimming and Diving

First Permissible Start Date: Mar. 6

Championship Dates: April 7-10

Location: Burt Flickinger Athletic Center at Erie Community College – Buffalo, NY

Volleyball

First Date of Competition: Mar. 7

Championship Dates: April 1-3

Location: Albany Capital Center – Albany, NY

Water Polo

First Permissible Start Date: Mar. 6

Championship Dates: May 1 & 2

Location: Marist College – Poughkeepsie, NY

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