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Valparaiso University cuts men's soccer, tennis programs

Since 2017, the Athletics Oversight Committee of the Board of Directors has been conducting a review of Valparaiso University athletics. As of Nov. 20, the men’s soccer and tennis teams have been discontinued as a result of this review.

According to an email sent out by Athletic Director Mark LaBarbara, the discontinuation of the men’s soccer program will go into effect immediately, while the discontinuation of the men’s tennis program will take effect at the conclusion of the 2019-2020 season.

One of the conclusions brought to light in the email is the University would be best served with an athletics program whose size was more in-line with those of the University’s Missouri Valley Conference colleagues and national peers.