During 9th and 10th grade I was part of a team for an EC. We won international awards so it is important to my application.
When Coronavirus news first came, it was not clear if competitions would continue, but I opted out of the team at the start of the season as a measure of caution. The entire season did eventually get cancelled, however, since I left at the start, I am not listed on the roster on the team website.
I am concerned because this is probably the first place admissions officers will check to verify my participation, and they will encounter a red flag. I have read that red flags such as these may automatically disqualify me because of the sheer number of competitive applicants.
What can I do to avoid being discredited in this situation? Should I address the red flag on my application?