2021 Sports Guide


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There are currently 160 athletic competitions scheduled for the 2021 season. The first was played on January 14th. Photo Credit: benueagles.com

Tim Folliard – Sports Editor

As chaotic as the 2020 athletic season was…2021 will start off on a similar foot. All of the competitions will be held without fans for at least the foreseeable future. The games will be livestreamed at this link here.  Last Thursday, the athletic season began as the men’s basketball team lost to Trine University. It was the first home athletic competition in 309 days. 

Each team at Benedictine finds themselves in different situations. With the exception of cross country and indoor track & field, the NACC still plans on holding conference championships for all sports. It is inevitable that each team’s schedule will undergo a few changes. Only one school in the NACC, Illinois Tech, has cancelled their fall and winter sports. Schedules have been reduced for all teams. 

Men’s Basketball

  • First game: January 14th, loss to Trine University
  • Games scheduled: 10

Women’s Basketball

  • First game: January 29th vs. Concordia University Chicago
  • Games scheduled: 8

Men’s Volleyball

  • First game: February 5th at North Park University
  • Games scheduled: 15

Men’s Lacrosse

  • First game: February 20th vs. Alma College
  • Games scheduled: 16

Women’s Lacrosse

  • First game: February 24th vs. Carthage College
  • Games scheduled: 14

Women’s Volleyball

  • First game: March 7th vs. Dominican University
  • Games scheduled: 12

Men’s and Women’s Soccer

  • First game: March 17th vs. Concordia University Chicago
  • Games scheduled: 8

Football

  • First game: March 20th vs. Concordia University Chicago
  • Games scheduled: 3 

Softball

  • First game: April 1st vs. Mount Mary
  • Games scheduled: 30

Baseball

  • First game: April 2nd vs. Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Games scheduled: 26

Men’s Golf

  • First meet: April 6th at Benedictine University Quad Meet 
  • Meets scheduled: 4

Women’s Golf

  • First meet: April 6th at Judson University Spring Invite
  • Meets scheduled: 6

Cross country and track & field teams have yet to announce their schedules for the upcoming athletic season. Cross Country typically competes in the fall athletic season. The NCAA Cross Country Championships have been cancelled, but the NACC plans to hold a championship in late March. The NACC Indoor Track & Field championships have been cancelled due to difficulties to secure a venue for the event. NACC Outdoor Track & Field championships are scheduled for May 7th.