The program first started at the varsity level in 1921. Since then, the team has amassed a record of 410–456–6. The coach is currently Mike Murphy, who is in his second year at that position.
Colgate has made two appearances in the NCAA Tournament, with the first coming in 2008. They earned an automatic bid into the tournament by winning the Patriot League conference tournament over Bucknell, 13–9.