Under current IHSA COVID-19 regulations, six sports teams and two club sports teams at Loyola are eligible to compete this fall. The news came as a welcome relief to the 362 student-athletes that compete in cross country, golf, girls’ tennis, girls’ swimming and diving and the club crew teams. The IHSA has indicated that, at the very least, there will be a regional competition for each sport. The IHSA has not yet decided if there will be state competitions.
In addition, the IHSA approved twenty fall practices per team for non fall sports. Loyola Athletics is offering these practices from September 11–October 31 after school and on the weekends. Over 900 athletes have registered to participate in these fall practice sessions! The sports included in this group are basketball, baseball, softball, cheer, dance, volleyball, field hockey, dance, cheer, football, lacrosse, softball, water polo and soccer.
For more information on the IHSA's Return to Play and Contact Day Guidelines, click here.