East Coast Conference

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East Coast Conference
ECC
East Coast Conference logo
Established1989
AssociationNCAA
DivisionDivision II
Members10 (9 in 2019)
Sports fielded
  • 18
    • men's: 8
    • women's: 10
RegionNortheastern United States
HeadquartersCentral Islip, New York
CommissionerRobert Dranoff (since 2008)
Websiteeccsports.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)

Two changes to the conference membership were announced in the fall of 2018. First, it was announced on October 3, 2018 that Long Island University would unite its two athletic programs—the Division II LIU Post program and Division I program at LIU Brooklyn—into a single Division I program under the overall university name effective in 2019–20.[1] Second, it was announced on December 7, 2018 that beginning with the 2020 season (2019–20 school year), Frostburg State University will join the conference as an associate member in men's lacrosse, contingent on being accepted into Division II by the NCAA.[2]

The next change in conference membership was announced in March 2019, when the College of Staten Island (CSI), preparing to begin a transition from NCAA Division III, was accepted as a member effective with the 2019–20 school year.[3]

Member schools[edit]

Current members[edit]

Departing member LIU Post highlighted in red.

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
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 North Chili, New York 1866 2,000 Redhawks           2012
St. Thomas Aquinas College Sparkill, New York 1952 2,400 Spartans           2000

Affiliate members[edit]

Institution Location Founded Enrollment Nickname Colors Joined Sport Primary
Conference
Adelphi University Garden City, New York 1896 8,110 Panthers           2015 bowling Northeast-10
Felician University Rutherford, New Jersey 1923 2,109 Golden Falcons           2015 bowling 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
Holy Family University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1954 2,100 Tigers           2016 track & field indoor (M);
track & field indoor (W)
Central Atlantic
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Kutztown, Pennsylvania 1866 10,634 Golden Bears           2015 bowling Pennsylvania State
Lincoln Memorial University Harrogate, Tennessee 1897 2,579 Railsplitters           2016 bowling South Atlantic
Salem University Salem, West Virginia 1888 835 Tigers           2016 bowling Independent
  • Adelphi — was a full member in 1989–2009.
  • Georgian Court — track & field outdoor (W) was an affiliate member in 2012–13.

Future full member[edit]

Institution Location Founded Enrollment Nickname Colors Joining
College of Staten Island (CSI) Staten Island, New York 1956 13,798 Dolphins Light blue & gray 2019

Former members[edit]

Institution Location Founded Nickname Joined Left Current
Conference
Concordia College Bronxville, New York 1881 Clippers 1989 2009 Central Atlantic
Dowling College Oakdale, New York 1963 Golden Lions 1989 2016 Closed in 2016
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 Atlantic Sun
(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
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 Closed in 2005

Former affiliate members[edit]

Institution Location Founded Nickname Joined Left Sport Primary
Conference
Chestnut Hill College Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1924 Griffins 2009 2017 lacrosse (M) Central Atlantic
Dominican College Orangeburg, New York 1952 Chargers 2006 2017 lacrosse (M) Central Atlantic
Franklin Pierce University Rindge, New Hampshire 1962 Ravens 2015 2018 bowling Northeast-10
Lake Erie College Painesville, Ohio 1856 Storm 2009 2012 lacrosse (M);
lacrosse (W)
Great Midwest
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

Future affiliate member[edit]

Institution Location Founded Nickname Joining Sport Primary
Conference
Frostburg State University Frostburg, Maryland 1898 Bobcats 2019 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
Bowling 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 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
Long Island–Post Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 7
Mercy Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 4
Molloy 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 Green tickY 6
Queens Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 7
Roberts Wesleyan Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 7
St. Thomas Aquinas Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 8
Totals 7 10 8 7 10 6 6 6 60
Affiliate Members
Georgian Court Green tickY 1
Holy Family Green tickY 1
Future Member
CSI Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 7

Women's sponsored sports by school[edit]

School Basketball Bowling 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 Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 8
District of Columbia 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 Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 10
Mercy Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 5
Molloy Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 10
New York Tech Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 7
Queens Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 9
Roberts Wesleyan Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 9
St. Thomas Aquinas Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 8
Totals 10 4 9 9 9 7 8 7 7 8 78
Affiliate Members
Adelphi Green tickY 1
Felician Green tickY 1
Georgian Court Green tickY 1
Holy Family Green tickY 1
Kutztown Green tickY 1
Lincoln Memorial Green tickY 1
Salem Green tickY 1
Future Member
CSI Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 8
  • — D-I sport

Other sponsored sports by school[edit]

School Men Women
Football Golf Swimming
& Diving
Volleyball [a] Wrestling Fencing [a] Field
Hockey
Golf Gymnastics [a] Swimming
& Diving
Bridgeport METS ECAC METS
CSI METS[b] METS[b]
Daemen IND IND
Long Island–Post NE-10 IND IND NE-10 IND METS
Mercy ECAC
Molloy IND
Queens METS NIWFA METS
Roberts Wesleyan IND IND IND
St. Thomas Aquinas CSFL IND IND
  1. ^ a b c De facto Division I sport. The NCAA conducts a combined Division I/II championship in men's volleyball, and a single championship open to members of all three divisions in fencing and women's gymnastics.
  2. ^ a b At the time CSI was announced as a future ECC member, the school had dual membership in swimming & diving in its all-sports home of the Division III CUNY Athletic Conference and the multi-divisional Metropolitan Swimming Conference (METS). CSI will presumably retain its METS membership when it joins the ECC.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Long Island University Announces Unification Into One LIU Division I Program" (Press release). LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds. October 3, 2018. Retrieved October 11, 2018.
  2. ^ "ECC Adds Frostburg State University as Men's Lacrosse Associate Members". Frostburg State University Athletics (Press release). West Babylon, New York: East Coast Conference. December 7, 2018. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  3. ^ "ECC Accepts College of Staten Island as League's 10th Member" (Press release). East Coast Conference. March 1, 2019. Retrieved March 8, 2019.

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