East Coast Conference

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For the former Division I conference, see East Coast Conference (Division I).
East Coast Conference
(ECC)
East Coast Conference logo
Established 1989
Association NCAA
Division Division II
Members 11 full, 3 associate
Sports fielded 17 (men's: 8; women's: 9)
Region Northeastern United States
Headquarters Central Islip, New York
Commissioner Robert Dranoff (since 2008)
Website eccsports.org
Locations
East Coast Conference locations

The East Coast Conference (ECC) is a collegiate athletic conference affiliated with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)'s Division II. Member institutions are located in the northeastern United States in the states of Connecticut and New York, as well as the District of Columbia.

History[edit]

The East Coast Conference was founded in 1989 as the New York Collegiate Athletic Conference. Its charter members included:

Other members that joined were:

The ECC has become a lacrosse powerhouse, seeing six ECC teams win the Division II Men's Lacrosse championship over the past 10 years. In addition, at least 1 ECC team has competed in 13 the last 14 championship games. Recent ECC champions include Adelphi (1998, 1999, 2001), C.W. Post (1996, 2006 Tri-Champion), Dowling College (2006 Tri-Champion), NYIT (1997, 2003, 2005, 2008), and Mercyhurst College (2006 Tri-Champion, 2007)

Member schools[edit]

Current members[edit]

Institution Location Founded Enrollment Nickname Colors Joined
University of Bridgeport Bridgeport, Connecticut 1927 5,543 Purple Knights           2000
Daemen College Amherst, New York 1947 2,100 Wildcats           2013
University of the District of Columbia Washington, D.C. 1851 5,471 Firebirds           2011
Dowling College Oakdale, New York 1963 7,000 Golden Lions           1989
Long Island University–Post Brookville, New York 1954 8,472 Pioneers           1989
Mercy College Dobbs Ferry, New York 1950 10,000 Mavericks           1989
Molloy College Rockville Centre, New York 1955 3,533 Lions           1989
New York Institute of Technology Old Westbury, New York 1955 12,755 Bears           1989
Queens College Flushing, New York 1937 17,639 Knights           1989
Roberts Wesleyan College Chili, New York 1866 2,000 Redhawks           2012
St. Thomas Aquinas College Sparkill, New York 1952 2,400 Spartans           2000
  • Provisional member in red.

Affiliate members[edit]

Institution Location Founded Enrollment Nickname Colors Joined Sport Primary
Conference
Chestnut Hill College Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1924 2,000 Griffins           2009 lacrosse (M) Central Atlantic
Dominican College Orangeburg, New York 1952 1,678 Chargers           2006 lacrosse (M) Central Atlantic
Georgian Court University Lakewood, New Jersey 1908 3,153 Lions           2012
(indoor-W);
2013
(indoor-M)
track & field indoor (M);
track & field indoor (W)
Central Atlantic
  • Georgian Court — track & field outdoor (W) was an affiliate member in 2012–13.

Former members[edit]

Institution Location Founded Nickname Joined Left Current
Conference
Adelphi University Garden City, New York 1896 Panthers 1989 2009 Northeast-10
Concordia College Bronxville, New York 1881 Clippers 1989 2009 Central Atlantic
University of New Haven West Haven, Connecticut 1920 Chargers 2002 2008 Northeast-10
New Jersey Institute of Technology Newark, New Jersey 1881 Highlanders 1997 2000 Independent
(NCAA D-I)
Pace University New York City, New York 1906 Setters 1989 1997 Northeast-10
Philadelphia University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1884 Rams 1991 2005 Central Atlantic
The College of Saint Rose Albany, New York 1920 Golden Knights 1991 2000 Northeast-10
Southampton College of Long Island University Southampton, New York 1963 Colonials 1989 2005 Dropped sports

Former affiliate members[edit]

Institution Location Founded Nickname Joined Left Sport Primary
Conference
Lake Erie College Painesville, Ohio 1856 Storm 2009 2012 lacrosse (M);
lacrosse (W)
Great Lakes
Mercyhurst University Erie, Pennsylvania 1926 Lakers 2005 2012 lacrosse (M) Pennsylvania State
Seton Hill University Greensburg, Pennsylvania 1883 Griffins 2009 2012 lacrosse (M);
lacrosse (W)
Pennsylvania State
Wheeling Jesuit University Wheeling, West Virginia 1954 Cardinals 2009 2012 lacrosse (M) Mountain East

Membership timeline[edit]

 Full member (all sports)   Full member (non-football)   Associate member (football-only)   Associate member (sport) 

Sports[edit]

The East Coast Conference sponsors intercollegiate athletic competition in the following sports:

Conference sports
Sport Men's Women's
Baseball Green tickY
Basketball Green tickY Green tickY
Cross Country Green tickY Green tickY
Lacrosse Green tickY Green tickY
Soccer Green tickY Green tickY
Softball Green tickY
Tennis Green tickY Green tickY
Track & Field Indoor Green tickY Green tickY
Track & Field Outdoor Green tickY Green tickY
Volleyball Green tickY

Men's sponsored sports by school[edit]

School Baseball Basketball Cross
Country
Lacrosse Soccer Tennis Track
& Field
Indoor
Track
& Field
Outdoor
Total
ECC
Sports
Bridgeport Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 4
Daemen College Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 6
District of Columbia Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 4
Dowling College Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 6
Long Island-Post Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 7
Mercy College Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 4
Molloy College Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 7
New York Tech Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 5
Queens College Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 7
Roberts Wesleyan College Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 7
St. Thomas Aquinas College Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 7
Totals 7 11 9 7 11 7 6 6 64
Affiliate Members
Chestnut Hill College Green tickY 1
Dominican College Green tickY 1
Georgian Court Green tickY 1
  • St. Thomas Aquinas College — Lacrosse (M) begins play in 2015.

Women's sponsored sports by school[edit]

School Basketball Cross
Country
Lacrosse Soccer Softball Tennis Track
& Field
Indoor
Track
& Field
Outdoor
Volleyball Total
ECC
Sports
Bridgeport Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 6
Daemen College Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 7
District of Columbia Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 6
Dowling College Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 7
Long Island-Post Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 9
Mercy College Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 5
Molloy College Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 9
New York Tech Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 6
Queens College Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 9
Roberts Wesleyan College Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 8
St. Thomas Aquinas College Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 8
Totals 11 10 9 10 8 9 7 7 9 80
Affiliate Members
Georgian Court Green tickY 1

Other sponsored sports by school[edit]

School Men Women
Baseball Football Golf Swimming
& Diving
Wrestling Equestrian Fencing Field
Hockey
Golf Gymnastics Swimming
& Diving
Bridgeport METS ECAC METS
Daemen College IND
Dowling College IND IND
Long Island-Post NE-10 IND IHSA IND NE-10 IND METS
Mercy College IND
New York Tech IND
Queens College METS NIWFA METS
Roberts Wesleyan College IND
St. Thomas Aquinas College IND
  • — D-I sport

References[edit]

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