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America East Conference
America East Conference logo.svg
FormerlyEastern College Athletic Conference-North (1979–1988)
North Atlantic Conference (1988–1996)
AssociationNCAA
Founded1979
CommissionerBrad Walker (since 2021)
Sports fielded
  • 18
    • men's: 8 sports
    • women's: 10 sports
DivisionDivision I
Subdivisionnon-football
No. of teams9 full (4 associate)
HeadquartersBoston, Massachusetts
RegionNortheastern United States
Mid-Atlantic (United States)
Official websitewww.americaeast.com
Locations
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America East Conference
Location of America East members: Blue pog.svg full member

The America East Conference is a collegiate athletic conference affiliated with NCAA Division I founded in 1979, whose members are located in the Northeastern United States.

The conference has nine core members including eight public research universities, three of which, the University of Maine, the University of New Hampshire, and the University of Vermont, are the flagship universities of their states. The two non-flagship university centers of the State University of New York are in the conference: the University at Albany and Binghamton University. Bryant University is the only private university among the core membership. Of the nine members, eight are located within the borders of 7 contiguous states. The ninth, UMBC, is the only institution outside this bloc of states. Bryant is the latest institution to join the conference in 2022, when Stony Brook University and the University of Hartford departed the conference.

The America East Conference sponsors 18 sports (8 men's and 10 women's). The conference is among the best in the country according to Graduation Success Rate (GSR) data released by the NCAA.

History[edit]

Locations of America East Conference full member institutions 2020-22.

The America East Conference was founded as the Eastern College Athletic Conference-North, a men's basketball-only athletic conference in 1979. The conference was known as the Eastern College Athletic Conference-North from 1979 to 1988 and the North Atlantic Conference from 1988 to 1996. The charter members were the University of Rhode Island, the College of the Holy Cross, Canisius College, Niagara University, Colgate University, Northeastern University, Boston University, the University of Maine, the University of New Hampshire and the University of Vermont. The America East Conference made history during the 2018 NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament on March 16, 2018, when No. 16 seed UMBC defeated No. 1 seed Virginia, marking the first time in men's tournament history that a No. 1 seed had lost to a No. 16 seed.[1]

Many other events have occurred since its formation:

On May 6, 2021, Hartford's governing board voted to begin the process of transitioning the school from Division I to NCAA Division III. Under the plan, Hartford would formally apply to the NCAA for reclassification in January 2022, stop awarding athletic scholarships to incoming students from 2022-23 forward, and join an as-yet-undetermined D-III conference in 2023 before becoming a full D-III member in 2025–26.[8][9]

Several media reports indicated that Hartford's last year in the American East Conference would be the 2021-22 season. [10] This was confirmed on June 21, 2022, when the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) announced that it would be Hartford's partner in the school's reclassification process, with the Hawks joining that league effective in 2023–24. Hartford will play most of its sports in the 2022–23 season as a D-I independent.[11]

At the time, Hartford was the only private university in the conference; this status transferred to Bryant when it joined in July 2022.

On July 20, 2022, Merrimack College was announced to join the conference as a men's lacrosse member for the 2022-23 season.[12]

Members[edit]

Current members[edit]

Institution Location Founded Joined Type Carnegie
Classification
Endowment Enrollment Nickname Colors
University at Albany Albany, New York 1844 2001 Public R1 $77.7 million 17,746 Great Danes    
Binghamton University Vestal, New York 1946 2001 Public R1 $119.4 million 17,768 Bearcats      
Bryant University Smithfield, Rhode Island 1863 2022 Private M1 $174.2 million 3,751 Bulldogs    
University of Maine Orono, Maine 1865 1979 Public R1 $323.0 million 11,404 Black Bears      
University of Maryland, Baltimore County Catonsville, Maryland 1966 2003 Public R1 $105.2 million 13,767 Retrievers    
University of Massachusetts Lowell Lowell, Massachusetts 1894 2013 Public R2 $139 million 18,369 River Hawks      
University of New Hampshire Durham, New Hampshire 1866 1979 Public R1 $404.0 million 15,400 Wildcats      
New Jersey Institute of Technology Newark, New Jersey 1881 2020 Public R1 $170 million 11,901 Highlanders    
University of Vermont Burlington, Vermont 1791 1979 Public R2 $731 million 12,164 Catamounts    


Associate members[edit]

Five schools currently hold associate membership: three from California, one from Virginia and one from Massachusetts.

Institution Location Founded Type Joined Enrollment Nickname Colors AmEast
sport
Primary
conference
University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, California 1868 Public 2015–16 36,204 Golden Bears     Field hockey[a] Pac-12
Merrimack College North Andover, Massachusetts 1947 Private 2022-23 3,726 Warriors     Men's lacrosse NEC
Stanford University Stanford, California 1891 2015-16 17,249 Cardinal     Field hockey[a] Pac-12
University of California, Davis Davis, California 1905 Public 34,175 Aggies     Big West
Virginia Military Institute
(VMI)
Lexington, Virginia 1839 2017–18[b] 1,653 Keydets       men's swimming & diving
women's swimming & diving
SoCon
Notes
  1. ^ a b Four schools (University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Davis, Stanford University and University of the Pacific) from California moved their field hockey teams into the America East in July 2015.[13] The California schools and America East planned to end their agreement in field hockey after the 2018 fall season (2018–19 school year) due to coast to coast distance and travel inconvenience, but the invitation to the west coast members was extended and they have remained in the America East field hockey until further notice. University of the Pacific have dropped their program to reduce travel cost. This also coincided with the announcement that Monmouth University would become the newest field hockey associate for the 2019 fall season (2019–20 school year) and beyond.[14][15] Stanford dropped their program in the summer of 2020, as part of an athletics cut that discontinued 11 sports, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic,[16] but reversed course in May 2021, reinstating all 11 dropped sports without interruption.[17]
  2. ^ Virginia Military Institute (VMI) joined in men's and women's swimming & diving starting with the 2017–18 school year.[18]


Former members[edit]

Institution Location Nickname Founded Type Enrollment Joined Left Colors Current
conference
Boston University Boston, Massachusetts Terriers 1839 Private 29,978 1979 2013     Patriot
Canisius College Buffalo, New York Golden Griffins 1870 Private 5,152 1979 1989     MAAC
Colgate University Hamilton, New York Raiders 1819 Private 2,939 1979 1990     Patriot
University of Delaware Newark, Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens 1743 Private/Public 19,391 1991 2001     CAA
Drexel University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Dragons 1891 Private 25,500 1991 2001     CAA
University of Hartford West Hartford, Connecticut Hawks 1877 Private 6,792 1984[a] 2022     Independent
(CCC (D-III) in 2023)
Hofstra University Hempstead, New York Pride 1935 Private 12,400 1994 2001       CAA
College of the Holy Cross Worcester, Massachusetts Crusaders 1843 Private 2,872 1979 1983   Patriot
Niagara University Lewiston, New York Purple Eagles 1856 Private 4,200 1979 1989     MAAC
Northeastern University Boston, Massachusetts Huskies 1898 Private 12,913 1979 2005     CAA
University of Rhode Island Kingston, Rhode Island Rams 1888 Public 17,671 1979 1980       Atlantic 10
(A-10)
Siena College Loudonville, New York Saints 1937 Private 3,423 1984 1989     MAAC
Stony Brook University Stony Brook, New York Seawolves 1957 Public 26,814 2001 2022       CAA
Towson University Towson, Maryland Tigers 1866 Public 21,950 1995 2001     CAA
  1. ^ The Hartford men's basketball team joined the America East a year after it became a full member for other sports (1985–86).

Former associate members[edit]

Five schools have had single-sport membership in the past. Three of these, Fairfield,[19] Monmouth, and Providence,[20] moved their America East sports into their all-sports conferences. Another such school, NJIT, left when it joined a conference that sponsored its America East sport,[21] but returned as a full member in July 2020 (by which time the AmEast had dropped that sport). Pacific dropped its America East sport following the 2018–19 academic year due to budget cuts.[22]

Institution Location Founded Joined Left Enrollment Nickname Colors AmEast
sport
Primary
conference
Conference
in former
AmEast
sport
Fairfield University Fairfield, Connecticut 1942 2007–08 2014–15 3,800 Stags   Field hockey MAAC NEC
Monmouth University West Long Branch, New Jersey 1933 2019–20 2021-22 6,500 Hawks     CAA
New Jersey Institute of Technology Newark, New Jersey 1881 2013–14 2014–15 11,518 Highlanders     Women's tennis America East Southland
Providence College Providence, Rhode Island 1917 2010–11 2013–14 3,850 Friars       Women's volleyball Big East
University of the Pacific Stockton, California 1851 2015–16 2018–19 6,196 Tigers     Field hockey WCC Discontinued program

Membership timeline[edit]

Merrimack CollegeMonmouth UniversityVirginia Military InstituteUniversity of the PacificUniversity of California, DavisUniversity of California, BerkeleyStanford UniversityProvidence CollegeFairfield UniversityBryant UniversityNortheast ConferenceNortheast-10 ConferenceNAIA independent schoolsNew Jersey Institute of TechnologyASUN ConferenceGreat West ConferenceNCAA Division I independent schoolsCentral Atlantic Collegiate ConferenceEast Coast ConferenceSkyline ConferenceNCAA Division III independent schoolsUniversity of Massachusetts LowellNortheast-10 ConferenceNew England Collegiate Conference (Division II)NCAA Division II independent schoolsUniversity of Maryland, Baltimore CountyNortheast ConferenceBig South ConferenceEast Coast Conference (Division I)NCAA Division I independent schoolsNCAA Division II independent schoolsColonial Athletic AssociationStony Brook UniversityNCAA Division I independent schoolsNew England Collegiate Conference (Division II)NCAA Division III independent schoolsSkyline ConferenceNCAA Division III independent schoolsBinghamton UniversityNCAA Division I independent schoolsNew England Collegiate Conference (Division II)NCAA Division III independent schoolsState University of New York Athletic ConferenceUniversity at Albany, SUNYNCAA Division I independent schoolsNew England Collegiate Conference (Division II)NCAA Division III independent schoolsState University of New York Athletic ConferenceColonial Athletic AssociationTowson UniversityBig South ConferenceEast Coast Conference (Division I)Northeast ConferenceColonial Athletic AssociationColonial Athletic AssociationHofstra UniversityEast Coast Conference (Division I)Colonial Athletic AssociationDrexel UniversityEast Coast Conference (Division I)Colonial Athletic AssociationUniversity of DelawareEast Coast Conference (Division I)Commonwealth Coast ConferenceNCAA Division I independent schoolsUniversity of HartfordNCAA Division II independent schoolsMetro Atlantic Athletic ConferenceSiena CollegeNortheast ConferenceNCAA Division I independent schoolsUniversity of VermontUniversity of New HampshireUniversity of MainePatriot LeagueBoston UniversityColonial Athletic AssociationNortheastern UniversityPatriot LeagueColgate UniversityMetro Atlantic Athletic ConferenceNiagara UniversityMetro Atlantic Athletic ConferenceCanisius CollegePatriot LeagueMetro Atlantic Athletic ConferenceCollege of the Holy CrossAtlantic 10 ConferenceUniversity of Rhode Island

Full members (non-football) Assoc. member (basketball only) Assoc. member (list sports) Other Conference Other Conference

Facilities[edit]

Member Soccer stadium Capacity Basketball arena Capacity Baseball field Capacity Lacrosse facility Capacity
Albany Bob Ford Field at Tom & Mary Casey Stadium 8,500 SEFCU Arena 4,538 Varsity Field John Fallon Field
Bob Ford Field at Tom & Mary Casey Stadium
2,500
8,500
Binghamton Bearcats Sports Complex 2,534 Binghamton University Events Center 5,142 Baseball Complex 1,000 Bearcats Sports Complex 2,534
Bryant Bulldog Soccer Field Chace Athletic Center 2,700 Conaty Park 500 Beirne Stadium 5,500
Maine Mahaney Diamond 4,400 Cross Insurance Center 8,000 Mahaney Diamond 4,400 Non-lacrosse school
New Hampshire Wildcat Stadium 11,015 Lundholm Gym 3,500 Non-baseball school Non-lacrosse school
NJIT Lubetkin Field at Mal Simon Stadium 1,000 Wellness and Events Center 3,500 TBA TBA Lubetkin Field at Mal Simon Stadium 1,000
UMass Lowell Cushing Field Complex N/A Tsongas Center
Costello Athletic Center
6,495
2,100
Edward A. LeLacheur Park 4,767 Cushing Field Complex N/A
UMBC Retriever Soccer Park 1,500 Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena 5,000 The Baseball Factory Field at UMBC 1,000 UMBC Stadium 4,500
Vermont Virtue Field 3,000 Patrick Gym 3,228 Non-baseball school Virtue Field 2,500

Sports sponsored[edit]

The America East Conference sponsors championship competition in eight men's and ten women's NCAA sanctioned sports.[23] The most recent changes to the roster of America East sports were announced in 2016, with the dropping of women's tennis after the 2015–16 season due to a lack of sponsoring teams and the revival of men's swimming and diving effective in the 2017–18 school year.[18]

Teams in America East Conference competition
Sport Men's Women's
Baseball
7
-
Basketball
9
9
Cross Country
9
9
Field Hockey
-
8
Lacrosse
7
7
Soccer
8
9
Softball
-
6
Swimming & Diving
6
7
Track and Field (Indoor)
9
9
Track and Field (outdoor)
9
9
Volleyball
-
6

Men's sports[edit]

Men's sponsored sports by school
School Baseball Basketball Cross
Country
Lacrosse Soccer Swimming & Diving Track & Field
(indoor)
Track & Field
(outdoor)
Total
Sports
Albany Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY 7
Binghamton Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 8
Bryant Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 8
Maine Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 6
New Hampshire Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY 5
NJIT Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 8
UMass Lowell Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY 7
UMBC Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 8
Vermont Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY 6
Totals 7 9 9 7+1 8 5+1 9 9 63+2
Associate Members
Merrimack Green tickY 1
VMI Green tickY 1
Notes
Men's varsity sports not sponsored by the America East Conference which are played by AmEast schools
School Fencing Football Golf Ice Hockey Skiing Tennis Volleyball Wrestling
Albany No CAA No No No No No No
Binghamton No No Big Sky No No Mid-American No EIWA
Bryant No Big South[a] Southland No No Southland No No
Maine No CAA No Hockey East No No No No
New Hampshire No CAA No Hockey East EISA No No No
NJIT MACFA No No No No Southland EIVA No
UMass Lowell No No No Hockey East No No No No
Vermont No No No Hockey East EISA No No No
  1. ^ Bryant had played football in its former home of the Northeast Conference through the 2021 season, but is moving football to the Big South in 2022. The Big South will merge its football league with that of the Ohio Valley Conference in 2023.

Women's sports[edit]

Women's sponsored sports by school
School Basket­ball Cross
Country
Field Hockey Lacrosse Soccer Softball Swimming
& Diving
Track & Field
(indoor)
Track & Field
(outdoor)
Volley­ball Total
Sports
Albany Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 9
Binghamton Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 9
Bryant Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 10
Maine Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN 8
New Hampshire Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 9
NJIT Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 6
UMass Lowell Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Red XN 8
UMBC Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 9
Vermont Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN 8
Totals 9 9 5+3 7 9 6 6+1 9 9 6 75+4
Associate members
California Green tickY 1
Stanford Green tickY 1
UC Davis Green tickY 1
VMI Green tickY 1
Notes
Women's varsity sports not sponsored by the America East Conference which are played by AmEast schools
School Bowling Fencing Golf Gymnastics Ice Hockey Rowing Skiing Tennis
Albany No No MAAC No No No No No
Binghamton No No No No No No No Independent
Bryant ECC No Southland No No Independent No Southland
Maine No No No No Hockey East No No No
New Hampshire No No No EAGL Hockey East No EISA No
NJIT No MACFA No No No No No Southland
Vermont No No No No Hockey East No EISA No

NCAA team championships[edit]

School Total Men Women Co-ed Nickname Most successful sport (Titles)
None 0 0 0 0 None None

No America East school has won a national title in a sport sponsored by the conference; however, member institutions have been national champions in non-America East sports.

Men's basketball[edit]

All-time school record by winning percentage[edit]

This list goes through the 2018–19 season.

No. Team Records Win Pct. America East
Tournament
Championships
America East
Regular Season
Championships
Final Fours National
Championships
1 Albany 1,296-968 .572 5 2 0 0
2 Stony Brook 864-724 .544 1 4 0 0
3 Vermont 1,268-1126 .530 7 10 0 0
4 UMass Lowell 646-608 .515 0 0 0 0
5 Hartford 857-987 .465 1 0 0 0
6 Maine 973–1215 .445 0 0 0 0
7 New Hampshire 926-1355 .406 0 0 0 0
8 UMBC 581-860 .403 2 2 0 0
9 Binghamton 679-1022 .399 1 1 0 0
* Denotes a tie for regular season conference title
Denotes game went into overtime

List of regular season champions[edit]

Year Regular Season Champion Record
1979–80 Boston 19–7
1980–81 Northeastern 21–5
1981–82 Northeastern 8–1
1982–83 Boston 8–2
1983–84 Northeastern 14–0
1984–85* Canisius
Northeastern
13–3
1985–86 Northeastern 16–2
1986–87 Northeastern 17–1
1987–88 Siena 16–2
1988–89 Siena 16–1
1989–90* Northeastern
Boston
9–3
1990–91 Northeastern 8–2
1991–92 Delaware 14–0
1992–93 Drexel 12–2
1993–94 Drexel 12–2
1994–95 Drexel 12–4
1995–96 Drexel 17–1
1996–97 Boston 17–1
1997–98* Delaware
Boston
12–6
1998–99* Delaware
Drexel
15–3
1999–00 Hofstra 16–2
2000–01 Hofstra 16–2
2001–02 Vermont 13–3
2002–03 Boston 13–3
2003–04 Boston 17–1
2004–05 Vermont 16–2
2005–06 Albany 13–3
2006–07 Vermont 15–1
2007–08 UMBC 13–3
2008–09* Binghamton
Vermont
13–3
2009–10 Stony Brook 13–3
2010–11 Vermont 13–3
2011–12 Stony Brook 14–2
2012–13 Stony Brook 14–2
2013–14 Vermont 15–1
2014–15 Albany 15–1
2015–16 Stony Brook 14–2
2016–17 Vermont 16–0
2017–18 Vermont 15–1
2018–19 Vermont 14–2
2019–20 Vermont 14–2
2020-21* UMBC
Vermont
10-4
2021–22 Vermont 17–1

List of tournament champions[edit]

Year Winner Score Opponent Reggie Lewis Most Outstanding Player Venue
1980 Holy Cross 81–75 Boston Ron Perry, Holy Cross Hart Center (Worcester, MA)
1981 Northeastern 81–79 Holy Cross Perry Moss, Northeastern Cabot Center (Boston, MA)
1982 Northeastern 82–59 Niagara Perry Moss, Northeastern Matthews Arena (Boston, MA)
1983 Boston 63–62 Holy Cross Mike Alexander, Boston University Case Gym (Boston, MA)
1984 Northeastern 85–75 Canisius Mark Halsel, Northeastern Matthews Arena (Boston, MA)
1985 Northeastern 68–67 Boston Reggie Lewis, Northeastern Matthews Arena (Boston, MA)
1986 Northeastern 63–54 Boston Wess Fuller, Northeastern Matthews Arena (Boston, MA)
1987 Northeastern 71–68 Boston Reggie Lewis, Northeastern Matthews Arena (Boston, MA)
1988 Boston 79–68 Niagara Jeff Timberlake, Boston University Hartford Civic Center (Hartford, CT)
1989 Siena 68–67 Boston Marc Brown, Siena Hartford Civic Center (Hartford, CT)
1990 Boston 75–57 Vermont Bill Brigham, Boston University Hartford Civic Center (Hartford, CT)
1991 Northeastern 57–46 Maine Ron Lacey, Northeastern Matthews Arena (Boston, MA)
1992 Delaware 92–68 Drexel Alex Coles, Delaware Bob Carpenter Center (Newark, DE)
1993 Delaware 67–64 Drexel Kevin Blackhurst, Delaware Daskalakis Athletic Center (Philadelphia, PA)
1994 Drexel 86–78 Maine Malik Rose, Drexel Daskalakis Athletic Center (Philadelphia, PA)
1995 Drexel 72–52 Northeastern Malik Rose, Drexel Daskalakis Athletic Center (Philadelphia, PA)
1996 Drexel 76–67 Boston Malik Rose, Drexel Daskalakis Athletic Center (Philadelphia, PA)
1997 Boston 68–61 Drexel Tunji Awojobi, Boston University Case Gym (Boston, MA)
1998 Delaware 66–58 Boston Darryl Presley, Delaware Bob Carpenter Center (Newark, DE)
1999 Delaware 86–67 Drexel John Gordon, Delaware Bob Carpenter Center (Newark, DE)
2000 Hofstra 76–69 Delaware Speedy Claxton, Hofstra Hofstra Arena (Hempstead, NY)
2001 Hofstra 68–54 Delaware Roberto Gittens, Hofstra Hofstra Arena (Hempstead, NY)
2002 Boston 66–40 Maine Billy Collins, Boston University Case Gym (Boston, MA)
2003 Vermont 56–55 Boston Matt Sheftic, Vermont Case Gym (Boston, MA)
2004 Vermont 72–53 Maine Taylor Coppenrath, Vermont Patrick Gym (Burlington, VT)
2005 Vermont 80–57 Northeastern Taylor Coppenrath, Vermont Patrick Gym (Burlington, VT)
2006 Albany 80–67 Vermont Jamar Wilson, Albany Recreation and Convocation Center (Albany, NY)
2007 Albany 60–59 Vermont Jamar Wilson, Albany Patrick Gym (Burlington, VT)
2008 UMBC 82–65 Hartford Jay Greene, UMBC Retriever Activities Center (Catonsville, MD)
2009 Binghamton 61–51 UMBC D.J. Rivera, Binghamton Events Center (Vestal, NY)
2010 Vermont 83–70 Boston Marqus Blakely, Vermont Patrick Gym (Burlington, VT)
2011 Boston 56–54 Stony Brook John Holland, Boston University Agganis Arena (Boston, MA)
2012 Vermont 51–43 Stony Brook Brian Voelkel, Vermont Stony Brook Arena (Stony Brook, NY)
2013 Albany 53–49 Vermont Mike Black, Albany Patrick Gym (Burlington, VT)
2014 Albany 69–60 Stony Brook Peter Hooley, Albany Pritchard Gymnasium (Stony Brook, NY)
2015 Albany 51–50 Stony Brook Peter Hooley, Albany SEFCU Arena (Albany, NY)
2016 Stony Brook 80–74 Vermont Jameel Warney, Stony Brook Island Federal Credit Union Arena (Stony Brook, NY)
2017 Vermont 56–53 Albany Anthony Lamb, Vermont Patrick Gym (Burlington, VT)
2018 UMBC 68–65 Vermont Jairus Lyles, UMBC Patrick Gym (Burlington, VT)
2019 Vermont 66–49 UMBC Anthony Lamb, Vermont Patrick Gym (Burlington, VT)

No. 16 UMBC upset of No. 1 Virginia[edit]

During the 2018 NCAA tournament, UMBC became the first No. 16 seed to defeat a No. 1 seed in the NCAA men's tournament, beating the Virginia Cavaliers 74–54.[24][25]

Women's basketball[edit]

All-time school record by winning percentage[edit]

No. Team Records Win Pct. America East
Tournament
Championships
America East
Regular Season
Championships
Final Fours National
Championships
1 Maine 705–522 .575 8 15 0 0
2 Albany 624–578 .519 6 4 0 0
3 New Hampshire 583–545 .517 2 1 0 0
4 Vermont 521–493 .514 6 5 0 0
5 Stony Brook 594–602 .497 0 0 0 0
6 Binghamton 504–512 .496 0 0 0 0
7 Hartford 550–596 .480 5 4 0 0
8 UMass Lowell 537–600 .472 0 0 0 0
9 UMBC 520–711 .422 1 1 0 0
* Denotes a tie for regular season conference title
Denotes game went into overtime

List of regular season champions[edit]

Year Regular Season Champion Record
1984–85* New Hampshire
Northeastern
1985–86 Northeastern 10–2
1986–87 Northeastern 12–2
1987–88* Boston
Maine
12–2
1988–89 Maine 13–1
1989–90 Maine 11–1
1990–91 Maine 9–1
1991–92 Vermont 14–0
1992–93 Vermont 14–0
1993–94 Maine 12–2
1994–95 Maine 14–2
1995–96 Maine 18–0
1996–97 Maine 17–1
1997–98 Vermont 15–3
1998–99 Maine 17–1
1999–00 Vermont 15–3
2000–01 Delaware 17–1
2001–02 Vermont 14–2
2002–03 Maine 16–0
2003–04 Maine 17–1
2004–05 Maine 16–2
2005–06 Hartford 15–1
2006–07 Hartford 15–1
2007–08 Hartford 14–2
2008–09 Boston 16–0
2009–10 Hartford 16–0
2010–11 UMBC 13–3
2011–12 Boston 15–1
2012–13 Albany 16–0
2013–14 Albany 15–1
2014–15* Albany
Maine
14–2
2015–16* Albany
Maine
15–1
2016–17 New Hampshire 15–1
2017–18 Maine 13–3
2018–19 Maine 15–1

List of tournament champions[edit]

Year Winner Score Opponent Most Outstanding Player Venue
1985 Northeastern 73–59 Maine N/A
1986 Northeastern 62–55 Boston N/A
1987 Northeastern 55–48 Maine N/A
1988 Boston 66–62 Maine N/A
1989 Boston 60–54 Northeastern N/A
1990 Maine 64–54 Boston Rachel Bouchard, Maine
1991 Maine 79–64 Vermont Rachel Bouchard, Maine
1992 Vermont 70–50 Maine Sharon Bay, Vermont
1993 Vermont 62–45 Maine Sharon Bay, Vermont
1994 Vermont 53–51 Northeastern Sheri Turnbull, Vermont
1995 Maine 70–59 Northeastern Cindy Blodgett, Maine
1996 Maine 88–55 Vermont Cindy Blodgett, Maine
1997 Maine 92–70 Vermont Cindy Blodgett, Maine
1998 Maine 81–80 Vermont Cindy Blodgett, Maine Alfond Arena (Orono, ME)
1999 Northeastern 57–55 Maine Tesha Tinsley, Northeastern Patrick Gym (Burlington, VT)
2000 Vermont 77–50 Maine Karalyn Church, Vermont Patrick Gym (Burlington, VT)
2001 Delaware 69–64 Vermont Cindy Johnson, Delaware Patrick Gym (Burlington, VT)
2002 Hartford 60–57 Stony Brook Kenitra Johnson, Hartford Chase Arena (Hartford, CT)
2003 Boston 69–65 Maine Katie Terhune, Boston University Chase Arena (Hartford, CT)
2004 Maine 68–43 Boston Cindy Blodgett, Maine Chase Arena (Hartford, CT)
2005 Hartford 52–50 Boston Erika Messam, Hartford Chase Arena (Hartford, CT)
2006 Hartford 75–56 Boston Erika Messam, Hartford Chase Arena (Hartford, CT)
2007 UMBC 48–46 Hartford Amanda Robinson, UMBC Binghamton University Events Center (Binghamton, NY)
2008 Hartford 61–45 Boston Lisa Etienne, Hartford Chase Arena (Hartford, CT)
2009 Vermont 74–66 Boston Courtnay Pilypaitis, Vermont Chase Arena (Hartford, CT)
2010 Vermont 55–50 Hartford Courtnay Pilypaitis, Vermont Chase Arena (Hartford, CT)
2011 Hartford 65–53 Boston Alex Hall, Hartford Agganis Arena (Boston, MA)
2012 Albany 69–61 UMBC Ebone Henry, Albany SEFCU Arena (Albany, NY)
2013 Albany 61–52 Hartford Megan Craig, Albany SEFCU Arena (Albany, NY)
2014 Albany 70–46 Stony Brook Shereesha Richards, Albany SEFCU Arena (Albany, NY)
2015 Albany 84–75 Hartford Shereesha Richards, Albany SEFCU Arena (Albany, NY)
2016 Albany 59–58 Maine Shereesha Richards, Albany SEFCU Arena (Albany, NY)
2017 Albany 66–50 Maine Imani Tate, Albany SEFCU Arena (Albany, NY)
2018 Maine 74–65 Hartford Blanca Millán, Maine Cross Insurance Center (Bangor, ME)

Lacrosse[edit]

Soccer[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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