WPI Engineers

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WPI Engineers
University Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Conference NCAA Division III
Athletic director Dana L. Harmon
Location Worcester, MA
Varsity teams 20 teams
Football stadium Alumni Stadium
Basketball arena Harrington Auditorium
Baseball stadium New England Baseball Complex
Mascot Gompei the Goat
Nickname Engineers
Fight song "E to the X"
Colors Crimson and Gray[1]
Website athletics.wpi.edu

The WPI Engineers are the athletic teams of Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The school sponsors 20 varsity sports.

WPI teams participate as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division III. The Engineers are a member of the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC). Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, rowing, soccer, swimming & diving, track & field and wrestling; women's sports include basketball, cross country, field hockey, rowing, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, track & field and volleyball.

Men's sports[edit]


The sport of baseball was played at the intercollegiate level on and off during the 1880s to the 1900s. During the years when WPI didn't have a sponsored team there would be contests between classes.[2] Baseball was again introduced as a varsity sport in the spring of 1905 and has competed regularly since.[3]


The WPI Engineers men's basketball team dates back to the early 1900s and has competed regularly since 1915. The teams has three conference tournament championship (2005, 2006, 2013).


The WPI Engineers football team has competed since 1887 and has the distinction of being Worcester's first college football team. The team has had three undefeated, untied seasons (1938, 1954 and 1983) and two Freedom Football Conference (FFC) Championships (1992 and 1993).


  1. ^ WPI Logo Usage: Quick Reference Guide (PDF). Retrieved January 1, 2017. 
  2. ^ Taylor, Herbert Foster (1937). Seventy Years of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Privately Published. p. 154. Retrieved 21 September 2016. 
  3. ^ Taylor, Herbert Foster (1937). Seventy Years of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Privately Published. p. 229. Retrieved 21 September 2016. 

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