University of Michigan-Dearborn athletes fighting to play this spring after season cancellation

The university announced the cancellation on Feb. 17

DEARBORN – University of Michigan-Dearborn athletes made a plea Thursday after the university cancelled spring sports season for the second straight year.

UPDATE on Feb. 19, 2021: University of Michigan-Dearborn athletics will play this spring

The decision was made Wednesday despite other schools in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference continuing on with their sports.

“Initially, I was very angry,” said student athlete Madelin Skene.

When Skene and the rest of her softball teammates received an email Wednesday canceling the spring sports season again, she said it was heartbreaking. Skene is a two-time captain and plays third base.

“Back in December, I got a shoulder surgery done just so I could play in my senior year, and now it just got taken away from me for really no reason at all,” said senior outfielder Melissa Charbonneau.

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