Creator's Game Lacrosse scrimmage with SU & Iroquois National team cancelled due to mumps

Iroquois National Team (file photo)

A special lacrosse scrimmage between Syracuse University, the Iroquois and Israeli National teams has been cancelled.

A University student has a confirmed case of the mumps, forcing Syracuse University to withdraw. Cancelling what would have been a scrimmage game of high interest to Central New York fans.

“After much discussion, and out of an abundance of caution, we’ve reached the hard decision to withdraw our team’s participation in the lacrosse event this weekend,” says John Wildhack, Syracuse director of athletics in a statement sent on Wednesday night.

“We are disappointed our student-athletes won’t be able to participate in Sunday’s games. Ultimately, we prioritized the health of our student-athletes, our scrimmage opponent athletes, the Syracuse University student body, our community and beyond, when reaching this decision" Wildhack adds.

The statement adds that SU put protocols in place, such as isolating potentially exposed students and notifying anyone who may have interacted with affected students.

As a whole, the Creator's Game Lacrosse Weekend is expected to go on. You can find more information here.

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