Fall Athletics Postponed until Spring 2021

Delay impacts Blue Knights women’s volleyball, men’s soccer and women’s soccer

After regularly monitoring the COVID-19 situation within Minnesota as well as regionally, Dakota County Technical College (DCTC) has postponed the college’s fall athletics season until spring 2021.

DCTC’s announcement follows the decision by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), of which DCTC is a member, to delay all close-contact sports, including football, men and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball. DCTC participates in men’s soccer, women’s soccer and women’s volleyball in the fall.

“Our greatest focus is and always has been providing the best opportunities for our student-athletes,” stated Dr. Christopher Parker, NJCAA president and CEO. “Through a unified effort from our Presidential Advisory Council, the Board of Regents, and leadership staff, our most recent plan of action provides a path that keeps our student-athletes competing at the highest level with proper safety measures in place. As we move forward as an association, we will continue to provide opportunities for our student-athletes, coaches, and all those involved with the NJCAA to be safe and successful.”

Michael Berndt, DCTC president, agreed with Dr. Parker’s assessment. “Our coaches and Student Affairs leaders have been following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) in determining how to support our athletes while ensuring rigorous safety protocols are in place.”

In preparation for the spring seasons, the college will continue to review a range of modifications and adapted protocols and guidelines with the highest priority being the safety of our student athletes, coaches and staff.

2020–21 NJCAA Updated Plan of Action

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina — July 14, 2020

Following the recommendations from the NJCAA Presidential Advisory Council and the NJCAA Board of Regents, the NJCAA has announced its adjusted plan of action for the upcoming 2020–21 academic year. Following the Board of Regents’ vote on Monday, a majority of competition will be moved to the spring semester.


For all NJCAA COVID-19 updates, visit: NJCAA COVID-19 Homepage

Blue Knights NJCAA Sports

Dakota County Technical College competes in six NJCAA sports:

Women’s Volleyball

Men’s Basketball

Women’s Softball

Men’s Baseball

Women’s Soccer

Men’s Soccer

Visit GoBlueKnights.com to learn more

Blue Knights on DCTC Flickr

Women’s volleyball vs Gustavus Aldolphus College Golden Gusties JV September 11, 2019

Men’s soccer vs Lake Superior College Ice Hawks September 7, 2019

Women’s soccer vs Lake Superior College Ice Hawks September 7, 2019

Women’s soccer vs St. Cloud Technical & Community College Cyclones October 18, 2019

Men’s soccer vs Scott Community College Eagles October 14, 2019

Women’s soccer vs MN West Community & Technical College Lady Jays September 24, 2019

Women’s volleyball vs Ellsworth Community College Panthers September 28, 2019

Men’s soccer vs MN West Community & Technical College Blue Jays September 24, 2019

Women’s soccer vs Scott County Community College Eagles October 14, 2019

Learn more about Blue Knights NJCAA athletics at DCTC by contacting:

Nicole Meulemans
Athletic Administrator

Marki Struensee
Athletic Coordinator