Monmouth Hawks
UniversityMonmouth University
ConferenceMetro Atlantic Athletic Conference (most sports)
Colonial Athletic Association (beginning 2022)
Big South Conference (football)
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (bowling)
NCAADivision I (FCS)
Athletic directorMarilyn McNeil
LocationWest Long Branch, New Jersey
Varsity teams23
Football stadiumKessler Stadium
Basketball arenaOceanFirst Bank Center
Baseball stadiumMonmouth Baseball Field
ColorsMidnight blue and white[1]

The Monmouth Hawks refer to the 23 sports teams representing Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey. The Hawks compete in the NCAA Division I and are members of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, joining on July 1, 2013.[2] The football team became an FCS Independent for the 2013 season, and moved to the Big South Conference on July 1, 2014.[3] The women's bowling program was a charter member of the Southland Bowling League, a single-sport conference formed in January 2015,[4] but moved that sport to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference after the 2017–18 season.[5]

On January 25, 2022, Monmouth announced it would be leaving the MAAC to join the Colonial Athletic Association, effective July 1, 2022. At that time, its football team will leave the Big South to join CAA Football, which is administered by the all-sports CAA but is legally a separate entity.[6]


Monmouth sponsors teams in ten men's and eleven women's NCAA sanctioned sports:[7]

  1. ^ Football competed in the Big South Conference through the 2021 season, but upon joining the all-sports CAA in 2022 will also join CAA Football, legally a separate entity from the all-sports CAA though administered by it.
  2. ^ Bowling competes in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, and will remain in that league after joining the CAA.
  3. ^ The MAAC dropped field hockey at the end of the 2018 season. Monmouth moved that sport to the America East Conference; the 2022 season was its last in that league, as the CAA sponsors that sport.

See also: Monmouth Hawks baseball, Monmouth Hawks men's basketball, and Monmouth Hawks football


  1. ^ "Monmouth University Athletics Quick Facts". December 28, 2006. Retrieved April 15, 2016.
  2. ^ "Monmouth University accepts invite to join MAAC in 2013, leaving Northeast Conference". 15 December 2012.
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  4. ^ "New Southland Bowling League Established" (Press release). Southland Conference. January 20, 2015. Retrieved March 15, 2015.
  5. ^ "Bowling Accepts Invitation to Join MEAC" (Press release). Monmouth Hawks. June 19, 2018. Retrieved September 16, 2018.
  6. ^ "MONMOUTH ACCEPTS INVITATION TO JOIN THE CAA". Monmouth University Athletics. Retrieved 2022-03-02.
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