Skyline Conference

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Skyline Conference
Skyline Conference logo
Established 1989
Association NCAA
Division Division III
Members 12
Sports fielded
  • 17
    • men's: 9
    • women's: 8
Region New York
Commissioner Linda Bruno
Skyline Conference locations

The Skyline Conference is a college athletic conference based in the New York City area that competes in the NCAA's Division III.

The league was originally chartered on May 16, 1989 as a men's basketball conference and now sponsors 17 sports (nine for men and 8 for women). The Skyline Conference sponsors baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, men's golf, men's and women's lacrosse, men's and women's soccer, softball, men's and women's swimming and diving, men's and women's tennis, and men's and women's volleyball.

Primarily comprising schools from the New York metropolitan area, the Skyline Conference is currently has 11 full-time member schools, as well as five part-time members that compete in men's lacrosse and men's volleyball only.

Prior to the 2007-08 academic year, the league introduced the Skyline Presidents Cup. St. Joseph's (LI) won the first three Presidents Cups (2007-10), followed by Farmingdale State winning in 2010-11. St. Joseph's (LI) collected its fourth Presidents Cup in 2011-12, with Farmingdale State regaining the title in both 2012-13 and 2013-14.

Member schools[edit]

Current members[edit]

Institution Location Nickname Founded Type Enrollment Joined
College of Mount Saint Vincent Riverdale, New York Dolphins 1847 Private 1,918 1989
Farmingdale State College
East Farmingdale, New York Rams 1912 Public 8,162 2003
Mount Saint Mary College Newburgh, New York Knights 1960 Private 2,556 1994
Purchase College
Purchase, New York Panthers 1967 Public 4,379 2007
Sarah Lawrence College Bronxville, New York Gryphons 1926 Private 1,782 2014
St. Joseph's College NY
(Brooklyn Campus)
Brooklyn, New York Bears 1916 Private 1,261 2015
St. Joseph's College NY
(Long Island Campus)
Patchogue, New York Golden Eagles 1978 Private 3,893 1999
Maritime College
Throggs Neck, New York Privateers 1874 Public 1,755 1996
College at Old Westbury
Old Westbury, New York Panthers 1965 Public 4,364 1989
United States Merchant Marine Academy Kings Point, New York Mariners 1942 Federal 910 2016[a]
Yeshiva University New York, New York Maccabees 1886 Private 6,744 1998
  1. ^ Merchant Marine had been a charter member in 1989, but left in 2007 to join the Landmark Conference.

Affiliate members[edit]

The men's volleyball programs of Kean and Ramapo will leave the Skyline Conference after the 2017 season for the Continental Volleyball Conference.[1][2] Kean will remain a Skyline affiliate in men's lacrosse.

Institution Location Nickname Founded Type Enrollment Joined Primary Conference Skyline Sport
Kean University Union, New Jersey Cougars 1855 Public 14,404 2006-07 NJAC men's lacrosse
men's volleyball
Montclair State University Montclair, New Jersey Red Hawks 1908 Public 19,464 2006-07 NJAC men's lacrosse
New Jersey City University Jersey City, New Jersey Gothic Knights 1929 Public 8,443 2011-12 NJAC men's volleyball
Ramapo College Mahwah, New Jersey Roadrunners 1969 Public 5,852 2011-12 NJAC men's volleyball
Stockton University Pomona, New Jersey Ospreys 1969 Public 8,458 2006-07 NJAC men's lacrosse

Former members[edit]

Institution Location Nickname Founded Type Joined Left Current
Bard College Annandale-on-Hudson, New York Raptors 1860 Private 2007-08 2010-11 Liberty
Centenary University Hackettstown, New Jersey Cyclones 1867 Private 2003-04 2006-07 CSAC
Manhattanville College Harrison, New York Valiants 1841 Private 1989-90 2006-07 Freedom
Polytechnic Institute of New York University Brooklyn, New York Fighting Jays 1854 Private 2007–08 2013–14
The Sage Colleges
Sage College of Albany (men's)
Russell Sage College (women's)
Albany, New York
Troy, New York
Gators 1916 Private 2007–08 2017–18 Empire 8
Stevens Institute of Technology Hoboken, New Jersey Ducks 1870 Private 2000-01 2006-07 Empire 8
Stony Brook University, SUNY Stony Brook, New York Patriots[fm 1] 1957 Public 1989-90 1993-94 America East
(NCAA Division I)
  1. ^ Stony Brook adopted its current nickname of Seawolves beginning in 1994–95, immediately following the school's departure from the Skyline Conference.

Membership timeline[edit]

St. Joseph's College (New York) Sarah Lawrence College Ramapo College New Jersey City University State University of New York at Purchase New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering Bard College Stockton University Montclair State University Kean University Farmingdale State College Centenary College of New Jersey Stevens Institute of Technology St. Joseph's College (New York) Yeshiva University State University of New York Maritime College Mount Saint Mary College Stony Brook Seawolves State University of New York at Old Westbury College of Mount Saint Vincent United States Merchant Marine Academy Manhattanville College


  1. ^ "CVC Set For Expansion In 2017" (Press release). Continental Volleyball Conference. October 18, 2016. Retrieved December 24, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Ramapo College To Become 12th Member of CVC" (Press release). Continental Volleyball Conference. November 21, 2016. Retrieved December 24, 2016. 

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