List of college athletic programs in Massachusetts

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  • This list is in a tabular format, with columns arranged in the following order, from left to right:
    • Athletic team description (short school name and nickname), with a link to the school's athletic program article if it exists. When only one nickname is listed, it is used for teams of both sexes. (Note that in recent years, many schools have chosen to use the same nickname for men's and women's teams even when the nickname is distinctly masculine.) When two nicknames are given, the first is used for men's teams and the other is used for women's teams. Different nicknames for a specific sport within a school are noted separately below the table.
    • Full name of school.
    • Location of school.
    • Conference of the school (if conference column is left blank, the school is either independent or the conference is unknown).
  • Apart from the ongoing conversions, the following notes apply:
    • Following the normal standard of U.S. sports media, the terms "University" and "College" are ignored in alphabetization, unless necessary to distinguish schools (such as Boston College and Boston University) or are actually used by the media in normally describing the school (formerly the case for the College of Charleston, but media now use "Charleston" for that school's athletic program).
    • Schools are also alphabetized by the names they are most commonly referred to by sports media, with non-intuitive examples included in parentheses next to the school name. This means, for example, that campuses bearing the name "University of North Carolina" may variously be found at "C" (Charlotte), "N" (North Carolina, referring to the Chapel Hill campus), and "U" (the Asheville, Greensboro, Pembroke, and Wilmington campuses, all normally referred to as UNC-{campus name}).
    • The prefix "St.", as in "Saint", is alphabetized as if it were spelled out.


Division I[edit]

Team School City Conference
Boston College Eagles Boston College Chestnut Hill ACC[a 1]
Boston University Terriers Boston University Boston Patriot[a 1]
Harvard Crimson Harvard University Cambridge[a 2] Ivy League[a 3]
Holy Cross Crusaders College of the Holy Cross Worcester Patriot[a 4]
Massachusetts Minutemen and Minutewomen[a 5] University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst Atlantic 10[a 6][a 7]
UMass Lowell River Hawks[a 5] University of Massachusetts Lowell Lowell America East[a 7]
Northeastern Huskies Northeastern University Boston Colonial Athletic Association[a 1]
  1. ^ a b c Boston College, Boston University, and Northeastern all have men's and women's ice hockey teams that compete in Hockey East.
  2. ^ Harvard's administration and most of its undergraduate campus are in Cambridge, but some academic buildings and athletic facilities, including the football stadium, lie in Boston.
  3. ^ Harvard plays men's and women's ice hockey in ECAC Hockey.
  4. ^ The Holy Cross men's ice hockey team competes in Atlantic Hockey. The women's ice hockey team competes as an NCAA Division III member in ECAC East.
  5. ^ a b While national media generally use "Massachusetts", the shortened "UMass" is in wide usage, especially in Massachusetts itself.
  6. ^ The UMass football team plays as an FBS Independent.
  7. ^ a b Both the main UMass campus and UMass Lowell play men's ice hockey in Hockey East. Neither school has a varsity women's ice hockey team.

Division II[edit]

Team School City Conference
American International Yellow Jackets American International College Springfield Northeast-10[b 1]
Assumption Greyhounds Assumption College Worcester Northeast-10
Bentley Falcons Bentley University Waltham Northeast-10[b 1]
Merrimack Warriors Merrimack College North Andover Northeast-10[b 2]
Stonehill Skyhawks Stonehill College Easton Northeast-10
  1. ^ a b AIC and Bentley both play Division I men's ice hockey in Atlantic Hockey.
  2. ^ Merrimack plays Division I men's ice hockey in Hockey East.

Division III[edit]

Team School City Conference
Amherst Mammoths Amherst College Amherst NESCAC
Anna Maria AmCats Anna Maria College Paxton Great Northeast
Babson Beavers Babson College Babson Park NEWMAC
Bay Path Wildcats Bay Path University Longmeadow New England
Becker Hawks Becker College Leicester New England
Brandeis Judges Brandeis University Waltham UAA
Bridgewater Bears Bridgewater State University Bridgewater MASCAC
Clark Cougars Clark University Worcester NEWMAC
Curry Colonels Curry College Milton Commonwealth Coast
Dean Bulldogs Dean College Franklin New England
ENC Lions Eastern Nazarene College Quincy Commonwealth Coast
Elms Blazers Elms College Chicopee New England
Emerson Lions Emerson College Boston NEWMAC
Emmanuel Saints Emmanuel College Boston Great Northeast
Endicott Gulls Endicott College Beverly Commonwealth Coast
Fitchburg State Falcons Fitchburg State University Fitchburg MASCAC
Framingham State Rams Framingham State University Framingham MASCAC
Gordon Fighting Scots Gordon College Wenham Commonwealth Coast
Lasell Lasers Lasell College Newton Great Northeast
Lesley Lynx Lesley University Cambridge New England
Massachusetts College Trailblazers Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts North Adams MASCAC
MIT Engineers Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge NEWMAC
Massachusetts Maritime Buccaneers Massachusetts Maritime Academy Buzzards Bay MASCAC
Mount Holyoke Lyons Mount Holyoke College South Hadley NEWMAC
Mount Ida Mustangs Mount Ida College *College is now closed Newton Great Northeast
Newbury Nighthawks Newbury College Bookline New England
Nichols Bison Nichols College Dudley Commonwealth Coast
Pine Manor Gators Pine Manor College Chestnut Hill ACAA
Regis (Massachusetts) Pride Regis College Weston Great Northeast
Salem State Vikings Salem State University Salem MASCAC
Simmons Sharks Simmons College Boston Great Northeast
Smith Pioneers Smith College Northampton NEWMAC
Springfield Pride Springfield College Springfield NEWMAC
Suffolk Rams Suffolk University Boston Great Northeast
Tufts Jumbos Tufts University Medford NESCAC
UMass Boston Beacons University of Massachusetts Boston Boston Little East
UMass Dartmouth Corsairs University of Massachusetts Dartmouth North Dartmouth Little East
Wellesley Blue Wellesley College Wellesley NEWMAC
Wentworth Leopards Wentworth Institute of Technology Boston Commonwealth Coast
Western New England Golden Bears Western New England University Springfield Commonwealth Coast
Westfield State Owls Westfield State University Westfield MASCAC
Wheaton (Massachusetts) Lyons Wheaton College Norton NEWMAC
Wheelock Wildcats Wheelock College Boston New England
Williams Ephs Williams College Williamstown NESCAC
Worcester Polytech Engineers Worcester Polytechnic Institute Worcester NEWMAC
Worcester State Lancers Worcester State University Worcester MASCAC


Team School City Conference
Fisher Falcons Fisher College Boston NIAC


Team School City Conference
Hampshire Black Sheep Hampshire College Amherst Yankee Small College Conference


Team School City Conference
Bristol Bees Bristol Community College Fall River Massachusetts CC
Bunker Hill Bulldogs Bunker Hill Community College Boston Massachusetts CC
Holyoke Cougars Holyoke Community College Holyoke Massachusetts CC
Mass Bay Buccaneers Massachusetts Bay Community College Wellesley Hills Massachusetts CC
Massasoit Warriors Massasoit Community College Brockton Massachusetts CC
Northern Essex Knights Northern Essex Community College Haverhill Massachusetts CC
Quinsigamond Chiefs Quinsigamond Community College Worcester Massachusetts CC
Roxbury Tigers Roxbury Community College Roxbury Crossing Massachusetts CC
Springfield Tech Rams Springfield Technical Community College Springfield Massachusetts CC


Team School City Conference
Stockbridge School of Agriculture Stockbridge School of Agriculture Amherst

1The Stockbridge School of Agriculture, a division of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has separate athletic programs from UMass in basketball and golf.

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