In a follow-up on the mumps situation at Syracuse University, the school announced Wednesday that the men’s lacrosse team would not be participating in the Deyhontsigwa’ehs The Creator’s Game, Lacrosse Weekend, out of an abundance of caution.


At least one member of the men’s lacrosse team is confirmed to have mumps.

“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, director of athletics. “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.”

Since confirming the positive mumps diagnoses, and under the direction of the Office of Health Services, the University immediately activated its strong response protocol. This included isolating the potentially infected students, sanitizing all areas with which the students came in contact and notifying all people who may have interacted with the affected students.