New England Collegiate Conference

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New England Collegiate Conference
New England Collegiate Conference logo
Established 2007
Association NCAA
Division Division III
Members 10
Sports fielded 16 (men's: 8; women's: 8)
Region New England
Headquarters North Attleborough, Massachusetts
Commissioner Del Malloy
New England Collegiate Conference locations

The New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) has been the name of two incarnations of collegiate athletic conferences.

Former Division II conference[edit]

The NECC was an NCAA Division II college athletic conference based in the Northeastern United States that dissolved during the late 1990s after most of its members either moved to Division I or joined Division II leagues such as the Northeast Ten Conference or the New York Collegiate Athletic Conference, now known as the East Coast Conference.

The conference was founded in 1981 as the New England College Basketball League, and eventually expanded to sponsor eleven sports: men's and women's soccer,men's and women's volleyball, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's basketball, baseball and softball.

Modern Division III conference[edit]

In June 2007, nine colleges from New England announced the creation of a new athletic conference under the same NECC name.

The league, which began operations July 1, 2008, as a Division III conference includes Bay Path College (Longmeadow, Mass.), Becker College (Leicester, Mass.), Daniel Webster College (Nashua, N.H.), Elms College (Chicopee, Mass.), Lesley University (Cambridge, Mass.), Mitchell College (New London, Conn.), Newbury College (Brookline, Mass.), Southern Vermont College (Bennington, Vt.), and Wheelock College (Boston, Mass.). The most recent expansion is the addition of Regis College (Weston, Mass.), effective in the 2011-12 academic year.


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Current members[edit]

Institution Location Nickname Founded Type Enrollment Joined
Bay Path College Longmeadow, Massachusetts Wildcats 1897 Private 1,501 2008
Becker College Worcester, Massachusetts Hawks 1784 Private 2,079 2008
Daniel Webster College Nashua, New Hampshire Eagles 1965 Private 722 2008
Elms College Chicopee, Massachusetts Blazers 1899 Catholic 1,013 2008
Lesley University Cambridge, Massachusetts Lynx 1909 Private 9,625 2008
Mitchell College New London, Connecticut Mariners 1938 Private 1,000 2008
Newbury College Brookline, Massachusetts Nighthawks 1962 Private 1,311 2008
Regis College Weston, Massachusetts Pride 1927 Catholic 1,811 2011
Southern Vermont College Bennington, Vermont Mountaineers 1926 Private 410 2008
Wheelock College Boston, Massachusetts Wildcats 1888 Private 1,086 2008

† - Women's college, therefore not competing in men's sports

Former members[edit]

Institution Location Nickname Current Conference Classification
University at Albany Albany, New York Great Danes America East NCAA Division I
Binghamton University Vestal, New York Bearcats America East NCAA Division I
University of Bridgeport Bridgeport, Connecticut Purple Knights ECC NCAA Division II
Central Connecticut State University New Britain, Connecticut Blue Devils NEC NCAA Division I
Felician College Lodi, New Jersey Golden Falcons CACC NCAA Division II
Franklin Pierce University Rindge, New Hampshire Ravens Northeast-10 NCAA Division II
Keene State College Keene, New Hampshire Owls Little East NCAA Division III
Le Moyne College Syracuse, New York Dolphins Northeast-10 NCAA Division II
University of Massachusetts Lowell
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Lowell, Massachusetts River Hawks America East NCAA Division I
University of New Haven West Haven, Connecticut Chargers Northeast-10 NCAA Division II
Post University Waterbury, Connecticut Eagles CACC NCAA Division II
Quinnipiac University Hamden, Connecticut Bobcats NEC NCAA Division I
Sacred Heart University Fairfield, Connecticut Pioneers NEC NCAA Division I
Southern Connecticut State University New Haven, Connecticut Owls Northeast-10 NCAA Division II
Southern New Hampshire University Manchester, New Hampshire Penmen Northeast-10 NCAA Division II
Stony Brook University Stony Brook, New York Seawolves America East NCAA Division I

Membership timeline[edit]

Regis College, Massachusetts Wheelock College Southern Vermont College Newbury College (United States) Mitchell College Lesley University Elms College Daniel Webster College Becker College Bay Path College

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