Skyline Conference

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Skyline Conference
Skyline Conference logo
DivisionDivision III
Sports fielded
  • 17
    • men's: 9
    • women's: 8
RegionNew York
CommissionerAunt 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 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.

In May 2018, Manhattanville College announced that they would leave the MAC Freedom Conference and return to the Skyline for the 2019-20 academic year. Manhattanville was a charter member of the Skyline before leaving to join the MAC in 2007. [1]

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
Manhattanville College Purchase, New York Valiants 1841 Private 2,700 2019[a]
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 Yonkers, 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[b]
Yeshiva University New York, New York Maccabees 1886 Private 6,744 1998
  1. ^ Manhattanville had been a charter member in 1989 but left in 2007 to join the MAC Freedom Conference.
  2. ^ Merchant Marine had been a charter member in 1989, but left in 2007 to join the Landmark Conference.

Affiliate members[edit]

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
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 2019–20[a] NJAC men's volleyball
Ramapo College Mahwah, New Jersey Roadrunners 1969 Public 5,233 2019–20[a] NJAC men's volleyball
Stockton University Pomona, New Jersey Ospreys 1969 Public 8,458 2006-07 NJAC men's lacrosse
  1. ^ a b Both New Jersey City and Ramapo had previously been Skyline affiliates in men's volleyball from 2011 to 2017 (2012–2017 seasons).[2]

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
Polytechnic Institute of New York University Brooklyn, New York Fighting Jays 1854 Private 2007–08 2013–14 merged into NYU
The Sage Colleges
Sage College of Albany (coed)
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 MAC Freedom
Stony Brook University Stony Brook, New York Patriots[a] 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 CollegeRamapo CollegeNew Jersey City UniversityThe Sage CollegesState University of New York at PurchaseNew York University Tandon School of EngineeringBard CollegeStockton UniversityMontclair State UniversityKean UniversityFarmingdale State CollegeCentenary College of New JerseyStevens Institute of TechnologySt. Joseph's College (New York)Yeshiva UniversityState University of New York Maritime CollegeMount Saint Mary CollegeStony Brook SeawolvesState University of New York at Old WestburyCollege of Mount Saint VincentUnited States Merchant Marine AcademyManhattanville College



  1. ^ "Manhattanville to Join Skyline Conference in 2019-20 Academic Year". Skyline Conference. Skyline Conference. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  2. ^ "NJCU, Ramapo to Join as #SkylineMVB Affiliate Members in 2020 Campaign" (Press release). Skyline Conference. April 29, 2019. Retrieved May 28, 2019.

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