Mercyhurst Lakers

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Mercyhurst Lakers
Logo
University Mercyhurst University
Association Division II
Conference PSAC, Atlantic Hockey, College Hockey America, Collegiate Water Polo Association, Western Water Polo Association
Athletic director Joe Kimball
Location Erie, Pennsylvania
Varsity teams 24
Football stadium Tullio Field
Arena Mercyhurst Athletic Center
Baseball stadium Mercyhurst Baseball Field
Other arenas Mercyhurst Ice Center
Nickname Lakers
Colors Forest Green and Navy Blue[1]
         
Website www.hurstathletics.com

The Mercyhurst Lakers are composed of 24 teams representing Mercyhurst University in intercollegiate athletics, including men and women's basketball, cross country, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, tennis, and water polo. Men's sports include baseball, football, and wrestling. Women's sports include field hockey, softball, and volleyball. The Lakers compete in the NCAA Division II and are members of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference for all sports except ice hockey, which competes in NCAA Division I, and water polo, a sport in which the NCAA holds single all-divisions national championships for men and women. The men's ice hockey team is a member of Atlantic Hockey, while the women's ice hockey team is a member of College Hockey America. The men's water polo team plays in the Collegiate Water Polo Association, and the women's water polo team plays in the Western Water Polo Association.[2]

Teams[edit]

Men's Women's
Baseball Basketball
Basketball Cross Country
Cross Country Field Hockey
Football Golf
Golf Ice Hockey
Ice Hockey Lacrosse
Lacrosse Rowing
Rowing Soccer
Soccer Softball
Tennis Tennis
Water Polo Volleyball
Wrestling Water Polo

History[edit]

National championships
  • 1976: Men's tennis – NAIA
  • 2004: Women's rowing (team champion) – NCAA Division II
  • 2005: Men's rowing (4+ open) – ECAC National Champion
  • 2009: Josh Shields (165 lbs), wrestling – NCAA Division II
  • 2010: Women's rowing (8+ champion) – NCAA Division II
  • 2011: Men's lacrosse – NCAA Division II
  • 2016: Men's Lightweight Rowing: Dad Vail Champions (Lightweight 8+)
National finalist
  • 2007: Men's lacrosse – NCAA Division II
  • 2009: Women's ice hockey – NCAA Division I
  • 2009: Women's rowing – NCAA Division II
  • 2010: Josh Shields (165 lbs), wrestling – NCAA Division II
  • 2011: Women's rowing – NCAA Division II
  • 2013: Men's lacrosse – NCAA Division II
Mercyhurst University non-varsity sports
American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) – Division I

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mercyhurst Laker Football 2016 Quick Facts" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-09-11. 
  2. ^ "Mercyhurst Athletics". hurstathletics.com. Retrieved 2016-10-17. 

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