Niagara Purple Eagles

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Niagara Purple Eagles
Logo
University Niagara University
Conference Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, Atlantic Hockey
NCAA Division I
Athletic director Simon B. Gray
Location Lewiston, NY
Varsity teams 18
Basketball arena Gallagher Center
Baseball stadium Sal Maglie Stadium
Soccer stadium Niagara Field
Other arenas Dwyer Arena
Mascot Monte
Nickname Purple Eagles
Colors
     Purple (PMS 268)       White
Website www.purpleeagles.com

The Niagara Purple Eagles are the athletics teams that officially represent Niagara University in college sports. Part of the NCAA's Division I, the Purple Eagles field 18 varsity level teams. They are members of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and Atlantic Hockey.

In 2012, the women's ice hockey program was replaced by women's track and field.

Teams[edit]

Men's Women's
Basketball Basketball
Ice Hockey Lacrosse
Soccer Soccer
Baseball Softball
Cross Country Cross Country
Tennis Tennis
Golf Golf
Swimming & Diving Swimming & Diving
Volleyball
Track and field

Men's sports[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Men's basketball[edit]

Men's cross country[edit]

Men's golf[edit]

Men's ice hockey[edit]

Men's soccer[edit]

Men's swimming and diving[edit]

Men's tennis[edit]

Women's sports[edit]

Women's basketball[edit]

Women's cross country[edit]

Women's golf[edit]

Women's lacrosse[edit]

Women's soccer[edit]

Softball[edit]

Women's swimming and diving[edit]

Women's tennis[edit]

Women's track and field[edit]

Volleyball[edit]

Former sports[edit]

Women's ice hockey[edit]

Rivalries[edit]

Niagara's fiercest rivals include:

All-Americans[edit]

  • Calvin Murphy, 1970 (men’s basketball)
  • Juan Mendez, 2005 (men’s basketball)
  • Tania Pinelli, 2002 (women’s hockey)
  • Allison Rutledge, 2007 (women’s hockey)
  • Demond Stewart, 2001 (men's basketball)
  • Paul Zanette, 2011 (men’s hockey)

Academic All-Americans[edit]

  • Brittany Bisnott, 2007 (women's soccer)
  • Mariam Al-Shikarchy, 2005 (women’s tennis)
  • Milena Matijevic, 2004 (women’s tennis)
  • Reed Eastley, 2003 (baseball)
  • Tammy Greek, 1993 (volleyball)
  • Nancy Egerton, 1981 and 1980 (women’s basketball)
  • Joan Thornton, 1980 (women’s basketball)

NCAA postseason appearances[edit]

Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament Championships[edit]

  • Women's Volleyball: 2011, 2010, 2009
  • Men’s Basketball: 2007, 2005
  • Women’s Soccer: 2006
  • Women’s Tennis: 2005, 2003
  • Softball: 1998
  • Men’s Swimming: 1994
  • Men's Soccer: 2012

Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Regular-Season Titles[edit]

  • Women’s Volleyball: 2011, 2010
  • Women’s Tennis: 2009, 2003
  • Men’s Basketball: 2005, 2001, 1999

College Hockey America Tournament Championships[edit]

College Hockey America Regular-Season Titles[edit]

  • Men’s Hockey: 2007, 2006, 2000

Atlantic Hockey Association Regular-Season Titles[edit]

  • Men’s Hockey: 2013

Fight songs[edit]

4 fight songs can be traditionally recorded at Niagara.[1]

Niagara[edit]

NI - AG - RA, NI - AG - RA
Fighting now for victory
As our river rushing onward
Drives and conquers all the way
Rugged rocks and mountain depths
Her onward progress cannot stay
In strife as in life
Old Niagara never falters in the fray
NI - AG - RA, NI - AG - RA
Fight, fight---- fight
Fight, fight---- fight

The Battle Song[edit]

Here's to old Niagara
Onward to victory
We're out to win, team
Every loyal, ever loyal we will be
Get in the game and win, team
Though the odds be great or small
For the glory of Niagara
We'll give our all

The Alma Mater[edit]

This is our home, our college home
Though hard and strict she be
The home of many a noble soul
The shine of purity
We love her rocks and river
Wher'er we chance to be
Shout "Rah" for Old Niagara
And her lovely scenery
Shout "Rah" for Old Niagara
And her lovely scenery

Purple and White Fight Song[edit]

Niagara U. is ready for the fight
And when they fight
They fight with all their might
And when they play the game
They play it right
And when they lose
They know they've met a worthy foe
Come on and cheer, cheer, cheer
For the Purple and White
The team that's always ready for the fight
And when Niagara U. is in the lead
With the speed
CHEER-YEA CHEER- YEA CHEER

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