A sign of the times.  As more and more schools face tighter budgets, sports programs continue to be dropped.

The Marauders are a part of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference, which does no sanction men's soccer as a sport.  The college says there is no other nearby conferences that they could join.

Head coach Dave Cook and the team found out earlier this week according to the school.  Their season ended this past week.

UMary says they will honor scholarship agreements with student-athletes on the team who choose to stay and continue their education.  They will also assist in transfers to other colleges if they wish to continue their soccer career.

The decision to drop the men's soccer program was a hard one according to University of Mary Director of Athletics Dale Lennon. A lack of nearby conferences and extensive travel costs to find quality competition was the final nail in the coffin.

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