By Dylan Manfre
The women’s basketball team received its first positive test for COVID-19, according to an athletics spokesperson.
All student-athletes along with the coaching staff are now quarantining for 14 days as per NCAA regulations.
The team would be released from quarantine on Nov. 14.
“A Rider University women’s basketball student-athlete has tested positive for COVID-19. All student-athletes on the team are now quarantined and will remain so for 14 days,” a statement from Rider Athletics read.
Earlier in the preseason period, a player received an indeterminate COVID-19 test that sent coaches and players into on-campus quarantine. They remained in quarantine housing until the individual recorded two subsequent negative tests.
“Obviously this is an unforeseen challenge for our team but we have an incredibly strong, resilient and committed group of young ladies,” Head Coach Lynn Milligan said. “We will continue to grow, learn and develop as a team during this time just in a different way.”
The team is set to open the season on Nov. 25, which the NCAA set as the first date for competition.