Northeast-10 Conference
AssociationNCAA
Founded1980
CommissionerJulie Ruppert
Sports fielded
  • 24
    • men's: 12
    • women's: 12
DivisionDivision II
No. of teams12 (11 in 2024)
HeadquartersMansfield, Massachusetts
RegionNortheastern United States
Official websitewww.northeast10.org
Locations
Location of teams in (({title))}

The Northeast-10 Conference (NE-10) is a college athletic conference affiliated with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the Division II level. Member institutions are located in the northeastern United States in the states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont. It is the only Division II collegiate ice hockey conference in the United States.

History

Northeast-10 Conference
50km
30miles
Adelphi
Staten Island
Post
Mercy
Molloy
St. Thomas Aquinas
Southern New Hampshire
Southern Connecticut State
Saint Rose
Saint Michael's
Saint Anselm
Pace
New Haven
Franklin Pierce
Bentley
Assumption
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American International
Map
Location of NE10 members: full, departing, affiliate

The original 1980 conference was called the "Northeast 7" as the colleges were American International College, Assumption College, Bentley College, Bryant College, the University of Hartford, Springfield College, and Stonehill College. In 1981, Saint Anselm College was the eighth team to join and the resulting "NE-8" stayed this way until 1984 when the University of Hartford left and Merrimack College joined.

The “Northeast-10” name came about in 1987 when Saint Michael's College and Quinnipiac College joined the league.[1] The conference remained stable until 1995 when Springfield College left for Division III. The league stayed at ten members as Le Moyne College joined the league in 1996 from the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) and briefly expanded to eleven when Pace University joined in 1997 from the New York Collegiate Athletic Conference (NYCAC). Quinnipiac moved to the Division I Northeast Conference (NEC) to again return the membership to ten.

The last major expansion took place prior to 2000, when five new schools joined the fold. Franklin Pierce College, Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU; formerly New Hampshire College), the University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMass Lowell), and Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) and the College of Saint Rose (Saint Rose) giving the NE10 15 members.

Since the addition of those five institutions, the league has added football, indoor track and field, and outdoor track and field as championship sports. The expansion continued in 2003–04 as the conference added another three championships – men's swimming and diving, women's swimming and diving, and men's ice hockey. However, because the NE10 is the sole Division II men's ice hockey league, its postseason champion cannot compete for the NCAA national hockey championship.

David Brunk, the first full-time commissioner in league history, announced in April he was resigning July 1, 2007 to take over the Peach Belt Conference. Brunk had been commissioner since 1998. Julie Ruppert became the next full-time commissioner in June 2008, becoming the first female Division II commissioner in the country.

In 2008, Bryant University announced it would begin the five-year process that would make them a full Division I member by 2012; at the same time the NE10 announced that it had given a bid to University of New Haven and they had accepted. In December 2007, Adelphi University announced it had joined the league and began playing in 2009–10. To start the 2008–09 academic year the NE10 still had 15 members and expanded to 16 in 2009-10.

On July 1, 2013, UMass Lowell left the NE10 to join the Division I America East Conference. With the departure of UMass Lowell, the Northeast-10 Conference had 15 remaining members.

Two other changes to the conference membership, both taking effect with the 2019–20 school year, were announced in 2018. First, Merrimack announced that it would begin a transition to Division I and join the Northeast Conference (the same move that Bryant made in 2008).[2] Then, Long Island University announced that it would unify its two athletic programs—the Division I LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds and the Division II LIU Post Pioneers, the latter of which was a NE10 affiliate member in field hockey and football at the time of announcement—into a single D-I athletic program under the LIU name. As such, the LIU Post field hockey team was merged with LIU Brooklyn's previously existing team in that sport, and the LIU Post football team became the new LIU football team, competing as a Division I FCS team in the Northeast Conference.[3] Thus, the NE10 was at a total of 14 member schools. In 2022, the number was reduced to 13 with Stonehill College's announcement of its departure for Division I's Northeast Conference (NEC).[4]

The next change in conference membership took place on July 1, 2023 when Le Moyne left for the NEC, dropping the NE10 to 12 members for the 2023-24 season.[5]

In 2023, St. Rose announced it was ceasing operations after the 2023-24 Academic Year, dropping the NE10 to 11 members effective for the 2024-25 season.

Chronological timeline

Member schools

Current members

The NE10 currently has 12 full members; all but one are private schools.

Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Nickname Joined Colors
Adelphi University Garden City, New York 1896 Nonsectarian 7,252 Panthers 2009    
American International College Springfield, Massachusetts 1885 Nonsectarian 2,244 Yellow Jackets 1980      
Assumption University Worcester, Massachusetts 1904 Catholic
(Assumptionists)
2,060 Greyhounds 1980    
Bentley University Waltham, Massachusetts 1917 Nonsectarian 5,165 Falcons 1980    
Franklin Pierce University Rindge, New Hampshire 1962 Nonsectarian 1,777 Ravens 2000    
University of New Haven West Haven, Connecticut 1920 Nonsectarian 8,819 Chargers 2008    
Pace University New York, New York 1906 Nonsectarian 13,609 Setters 1997    
Saint Anselm College Goffstown, New Hampshire 1889 Catholic
(Benedictines)
1,977 Hawks 1981    
Saint Michael's College Colchester, Vermont 1904 Catholic
(S.S.E.)
1,399 Purple Knights 1987    
College of Saint Rose Albany, New York 1920 Catholic
(S.S.J.)
3,307 Golden Knights 2000    
Southern Connecticut State University New Haven, Connecticut 1893 Public 8,889 Owls 2000    
Southern New Hampshire University Manchester, New Hampshire 1932 Nonsectarian 2,966[a] Penmen 2000    
Notes
  1. ^ Residential enrollment only. SNHU also claims approximately 135,000 online students (about 87,000 full-time equivalents).

Affiliate members

The NE10 currently has 5 affiliate members, all private schools:

Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Nickname Joined Colors NE10
sport
Primary
conference
Mercy College Dobbs Ferry, New York 1950 Nonsectarian 11,295 Mavericks 2019     field hockey East Coast (ECC)
Molloy College Rockville Center, New York 1955 Catholic
(Dominican Order)
4,900 Lions     field hockey East Coast (ECC)
Post University Waterbury, Connecticut 1890 For-profit 7,317 Eagles     men's ice hockey Central Atlantic (CACC)
College of Staten Island Staten Island, New York 1956 Public 13,798 Dolphins 2023     men's swimming and diving, women's swimming and diving East Coast (ECC)
St. Thomas Aquinas College Sparkill, New York 1952 Catholic
(D.S.S.)
2,400 Spartans 2019     field hockey East Coast (ECC)

Future affiliate members

Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Nickname Joining Colors NE10
sport
Primary
conference
Post University Waterbury, Connecticut 1890 For-profit 7,317 Eagles 2024[6]     Football Central Atlantic (CACC)

Former members

The NE10 had eight former full members; all but one were private schools.

Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Nickname Joined Left Current
conference
Bryant University Smithfield, Rhode Island 1863 Nonsectarian 3,499 Bulldogs 1980 2008 America East[a]
University of Hartford West Hartford, Connecticut 1877 Nonsectarian 6,792 Hawks 1980 1984 Commonwealth Coast (CCC)[b]
Le Moyne College Syracuse, New York 1946 Catholic
(A.J.C.U.)
3,533 Dolphins 1996 2023 Northeast (NEC)[a]
University of Massachusetts Lowell Lowell, Massachusetts 1894 Public 18,369 River Hawks 2000 2013 America East[a]
Merrimack College North Andover, Massachusetts 1947 Catholic
(O.S.A.)
3,726 Warriors 1984 2019 Northeast (NEC)[a]
(MAAC in 2024)
Quinnipiac University Hamden, Connecticut 1929 Nonsectarian 10,207 Bobcats 1987 1998 Metro Atlantic (MAAC)[a]
Springfield College Springfield, Massachusetts 1885 Nonsectarian 5,062 Pride 1980 1995 New England (NEWMAC)[b]
Stonehill College Easton, Massachusetts 1948 Catholic
(C.S.C.)
2,386 Skyhawks 1980 2022 Northeast (NEC)[a]
Notes
  1. ^ a b c d e f Currently an NCAA Division I athletic conference.
  2. ^ a b Currently an NCAA Division III athletic conference.

Former affiliate members

The NE10 had one former affiliate member, which was also a private school.

Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Nickname Joined Left NE10
sport
Primary
conference
Long Island University–Post Brookville, New York 1954 Nonsectarian 8,472 Pioneers 2001fb.,
2013fb.;
2013f.h.
2008fb.,
2019fb.;
2019f.h.
football;
field hockey
Northeast (NEC)[a][b]
Notes
  1. ^ Currently an NCAA Division I athletic conference.
  2. ^ Long Island University merged the Post athletic program with the NCAA Division I program of its Brooklyn campus in 2019. The merged program inherited the Division I membership of the Brooklyn campus, and now competes in the Northeast Conference as the LIU Sharks.

Membership timeline

College of Staten IslandSt. Thomas Aquinas CollegePost UniversityMolloy CollegeMercy College (New York)Adelphi UniversityUniversity of New HavenLIU PostSouthern New Hampshire UniversitySouthern Connecticut State UniversityCollege of Saint RoseUniversity of Massachusetts LowellFranklin Pierce UniversityPace UniversityLe Moyne CollegeSaint Michael's CollegeQuinnipiac UniversityMerrimack CollegeSaint Anselm CollegeSpringfield College (Massachusetts)Stonehill CollegeUniversity of HartfordBryant UniversityBentley UniversityAssumption University (Worcester)American International College

 Full member (all sports)   Full member (non-football)   Associate member (football)   Associate member (other) 

Conference facilities

Departing member in pink.

School Football stadium Capacity Basketball arena Capacity Hockey arena Capacity
Adelphi
Non-football school
Center for Recreation & Sport 2,200
Non-hockey school
American International Ronald J. Abdow Field 4,000 Butova Gymnasium 2,500 Plays hockey at the D-I level in Atlantic Hockey.
AIC plays games at MassMutual Center.
6,866
Assumption Greyhound Stadium 1,200 Andrew Laska Gymnasium 1,200 Buffone Arena 750
Bentley Bentley Athletic Field 4,800 Dana Center 2,600 Plays hockey at the D-I level in Atlantic Hockey.
Bentley plays games at Bentley Arena.
1,917
Franklin Pierce Sodexo Field 500 Franklin Pierce Fieldhouse 1,200 Jason Ritchie Ice Arena 500
New Haven Ralph F. DellaCamera Stadium 3,500 Charger Gymnasium 1,500
Non-hockey school
Pace Pace Stadium 1,500 Goldstein Fitness Center 2,400
Non-hockey school
Post Municipal Stadium 6,000
Football and hockey member only
Sports Center of Connecticut
Saint Anselm Grappone Stadium 4,500 Stoutenburgh Gymnasium 1,200 Thomas F. Sullivan Arena 2,700
Saint Michael's
Non-football school
Ross Sports Center 2,500 Cairns Arena 600
Saint Rose
Non-football school
Daniel P. Nolan Gymnasium 1,000
Non-hockey school
Southern Connecticut Jess Dow Field 6,000 James Moore Fieldhouse 2,800
Non-hockey school
Southern New Hampshire
Non-football school
Stan Spirou Fieldhouse 2,000 Ice Den Arena

Presidents' Cup Champions

Year First Place Second Place Third Place
1985 Springfield Bryant St. Anselm
1986 Springfield Bryant Bentley
1987 Springfield Bentley Bryant
1988 Springfield Bentley Bryant
1989 Springfield Bentley Bryant
1990 Springfield Bentley Merrimack
1991 Springfield Bentley Merrimack
1992 Springfield Bentley Quinnipiac
1993 Springfield Bentley Quinnipiac
1994 Springfield Bentley Quinnipiac
1995 Springfield Bentley Quinnipiac
1996 Bentley Quinnipiac St. Anselm
1997 Bentley Quinnipiac Merrimack
1998 Bentley Quinnipiac Merrimack
1999 Bentley Merrimack St. Anselm
2000 Merrimack Bentley Assumption
2001 Bentley Merrimack Assumption
2002 Bryant Bentley Southern Connecticut State
2003 Bryant Bentley UMass Lowell
2004 Bryant Bentley UMass Lowell
2005 Bryant Bentley Stonehill
2006 Bryant Stonehill Bentley
2007 Bryant Bentley Stonehill
2008 Bryant Bentley Stonehill
2009 Bentley Stonehill UMass Lowell
2010 Stonehill Bentley Adelphi
2011 Stonehill Bentley Southern Connecticut State
2012 Stonehill Southern Connecticut State Bentley
2013 Adelphi Bentley Stonehill
2014 Adelphi Stonehill Bentley
2015 Stonehill Adelphi Assumption
2016 Adelphi Bentley Stonehill
2017 Adelphi Stonehill Merrimack
2018 Merrimack Adelphi Stonehill
2019 Merrimack Adelphi Assumption
2020* Southern N.H. Stonehill Adelphi
2020** Stonehill Southern Connecticut Assumption
2021 Franklin Pierce Adelphi Le Moyne
2022 Southern N.H. Adelphi Bentley
* Fall Champion. **Winter Champion

Sports

A divisional format is used for baseball.
Northeast
  • American International
  • Assumption
  • Bentley
  • Franklin Pierce
  • Saint Anselm
  • Saint Michael's
  • Southern New Hampshire
Southwest
  • Adelphi
  • Le Moyne
  • New Haven
  • Pace
  • Saint Rose
  • Southern Connecticut
Conference sports
Sport Men's Women's
Baseball Green tickY
Basketball Green tickY Green tickY
Cross Country Green tickY Green tickY
Field Hockey Green tickY
Football Green tickY
Golf Green tickY Green tickY
Ice Hockey Green tickY
Lacrosse Green tickY Green tickY
Soccer Green tickY Green tickY
Softball Green tickY
Swimming & Diving Green tickY Green tickY
Tennis Green tickY Green tickY
Track & Field Indoor Green tickY Green tickY
Track & Field Outdoor Green tickY Green tickY
Volleyball Green tickY

Men's sponsored sports by school

School Baseball Basketball Cross
Country
Football Golf Ice
Hockey
Lacrosse Soccer Swimming
& Diving
Tennis Track
& Field
Indoor
Track
& Field
Outdoor
Total
NE10
Sports
Adelphi Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 10
American International Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 9
Assumption Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 11
Bentley Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 11
Franklin Pierce Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 11
New Haven Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 7
Pace Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 6
Saint Anselm Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 9
Saint Michael's Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 9
Saint Rose Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 9
Southern Connecticut Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 8
Southern New Hampshire Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 8
Totals 12 12 12 8 9 6 10 11 7 7 8 8 118
Affiliate Members
Post Green tickY 1
Staten Island Green tickY 1

Women's sponsored sports by school

School Basketball Cross
Country
Field
Hockey
Golf Lacrosse Soccer Softball Swimming
& Diving
Tennis Track
& Field
Indoor
Track
& Field
Outdoor
Volleyball Total
NE10
Sports
Adelphi Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 12
American International Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 11
Assumption Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 12
Bentley Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 11
Franklin Pierce Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 11
New Haven Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 10
Pace Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 8
Saint Anselm Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 8
Saint Michael's Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 9
Saint Rose Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 11
Southern Connecticut Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 10
Southern New Hampshire Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 11
Totals 12 12 14 6 12 12 12 8 10 9 9 12 138
Affiliate Members
Mercy Green tickY 1
Molloy Green tickY 1
St. Thomas Aquinas Green tickY 1
Staten Island Green tickY 1

Other sponsored sports by school

School Men Women Co-ed
Ice
Hockey [a]
Volleyball [a] Wrestling Bowling [a] Gymnastics [a] Ice
Hockey [a]
Rowing Triathlon [b] Skiing [a]
Adelphi ECC
American International AHA ECC IND IND
Assumption NEWHA IND
Bentley AHA
Franklin Pierce NEWHA IND
Saint Anselm ECC NEWHA
Saint Michael's NEWHA EISA
Southern Connecticut ECAC
Notes
  1. ^ a b c d e f De facto Division I sport. The NCAA conducts combined national championships open to Division I and Division II members in both men's and women's ice hockey, as well as men's volleyball. All NE10 schools with women's ice hockey teams play at this level, as do two of the conference's men's teams. Single national championship meets open to members of all three NCAA divisions are held in bowling, women's gymnastics, and skiing.
  2. ^ Part of the NCAA Emerging Sports for Women program. National championships are conducted by USA Triathlon, the sport's national governing body.

Championships

Main article: Northeast-10 Conference men's basketball tournament

Main article: Northeast-10 Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

References

  1. ^ "History Timeline". Northeast 10 Conference.
  2. ^ "Merrimack College Accepts Invitation to Join Northeast Conference" (Press release). Northeast Conference. September 7, 2018. Retrieved September 10, 2018.
  3. ^ "Long Island University Announces Unification Into One LIU Division I Program" (Press release). LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds. October 3, 2018. Archived from the original on October 11, 2018. Retrieved October 11, 2018.
  4. ^ "Stonehill Announces Transition to NCAA Division I for 2022-23 Academic Year" (Press release). Stonehill College. April 5, 2022. Archived from the original on April 5, 2022. Retrieved May 14, 2022.
  5. ^ "Le Moyne College Accepts Invitation to Join Northeast Conference" (Press release). Northeast Conference. May 10, 2023. Retrieved May 10, 2023.
  6. ^ "NE10 Welcomes Post University as Associate Member in Football" (Press release). Northeast-10 Conference. May 10, 2023. Retrieved May 10, 2023.