Lake Superior State University Cuts Softball Team in Budget Cuts

Over the next five days Lake Superior State softball will compete in its programs final games.

The university announced it would be eliminated following the 2015-2016 academic year.

The decision reduces the Lakers’ athletic offerings from 15 to 14 sports. 

It’s a result of cutting costs on the Sault Ste. Marie campus that is currently facing a deficit.

Lake State plans on honoring its current softball athletic scholarships and financial aid for members up to four years.

"There was no good decision here," LSSU athletic director Kris Dunbar said. "Any program would be devastated as was the softball team and rightly so and I feel terrible that they don’t have a program anymore."

LSSU hopes to reintroduce the program in the future.

The Lakers will conclude their 2016 season hosting Tiffin Saturday April 23 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.