Montana State University Soccer Player Tests COVID-19

BOZEMAN – At least one Montana state soccer player has tested positive for COVID-19, multiple sources close to the program told MTN Sports.

The case comes after the university opened some of its facilities for voluntary athletics-related training on June 1, the same day that Governor Steve Bullock announced that Montana was moving to Phase 2 of its reopening plan. . According to sources, a Bobcat football player tested positive late last week.

MSU soccer players have been volunteering in small groups. The group the player was working with has been in quarantine for two weeks.

The Gallatin City and County Health Department said Friday this week that five people in total from the state of Montana have tested positive.

“We are seeing cases come from many different parts of the county,” said Matt Kelley, GCCHD health officer. “We have cases in West Yellowstone. We have a fairly sizeable outbreak in Big Sky. We are working with Montana State University because we have five people in the state of Montana who have tested positive. “

A Montana state spokesman said the university cannot comment on the health of student athletes.

Positive cases have increased in college sports programs since the NCAA began allowing voluntary training to resume on college campuses. The Kansas State soccer program suspended its soccer training for two weeks after 14 athletes from all sports tested positive for COVID-19 out of 130 of those tested.

Clemson, Texas and the University of Houston are among other schools that have confirmed cases of COVID-19 after evaluating athletes.

Montana State Bobcats football player tests positive for COVID-19