LCCC Student-Athletes Look Ahead to Fall 2021


The future of Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) student-athletes is still unknown, but this doesn’t stop them from continuing to practice and improve their sports on their own.

In normal years, LCCC offers a variety of sports for student participation, including softball, basketball, volleyball, and more. However, due to COVID-19, there were no Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 sports seasons.

After over a year of canceled sports, LCCC hopes to bring back sports this fall. LCCC’s Athletic Director, Andrew Johnson, is working with the school’s guidelines to make this possible.

“We are on a good path to bring athletics back for the fall of 2021,” he says. “We have observed and learned a lot from what's happening around the country and feel we would be able to safely put our student athletes and coaches back on the field or court. We are currently working on this plan and final decisions and announcements about the return of athletics to come in April.”

Amidst the break in LCCC sports, dedicated student-athletes take it upon themselves to continue improving the game they love independently. One of LCCC’s student-athletes, Sam Gruber, works hard to make sure she is prepared for when players can return to the softball field.

“Being able to play at LCCC would mean a lot to me, being this summer is my last summer of tournament ball,” Gruber says. “If I don’t have a season at LCCC this upcoming fall semester, this summer could potentially be the last time I play on the field. So being able to play a season at LCCC would continue my softball career.”

To learn more about supporting your Cougars once they return to the field, stay tuned for more information from LCCC Athletics: https://gocougarsports.com