The New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association on Thursday became the second New England state to officially cancel its spring high school sports seasons due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Earlier in the afternoon, Gov. Chris Sununu announced that New Hampshire schools would continue remote learning until the end of the school year; an earlier plan called for schools to reopen on May 4.
New Hampshire boasts 49 varsity boys lacrosse programs and 47 varsity girls lacrosse programs across three divisions.
“In response to the recent Executive Order by New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu to continue remote instruction in New Hampshire schools throughout the remainder of the school year, the NHIAA Council has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 spring sports season and championships,” the NHIAA stated in a press release. “This decision was not made lightly given what athletics mean to the participants, parents and communities across the state.