Senior defender Ryan Kellogg chases a ball out-of-bounds.

Senior defender Ryan Kellogg chases a ball out-of-bounds against Coastal Carolina on Friday, September 13.

The Mid-American Conference will eliminate postseason tournament for multiple sports starting in 2021, MAC Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher confirmed to WTOL on Tuesday.

The WVU men's soccer team is a member of the MAC as the Big 12 Conference does not sponsor the sport. It is the only WVU athletic team that is a MAC member.

Men's soccer is one of eight total sports affected, but the only team at WVU that will experience the change. 

The COVID-19 pandemic aided in making the decision.

“The pandemic and resulting financial issues play into that,” Steinbrecher told WTOL. “As the financial situation changes, it will give us a chance to re-evaluate.”

WTOL also reports that the changes will take place for the next four years.

The Mountaineers won the MAC Championship tournament in 2019.