New England Collegiate Conference
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New England Collegiate Conference
New England Collegiate Conference
New England Collegiate Conference logo
Established 2007
Association NCAA
Division Division III
Members 9
Sports fielded
  • 16
    • men's: 8
    • women's: 8
Region New England
Headquarters North Attleborough, Massachusetts
Commissioner Del Malloy / Katie Hartman-Boldvich (since 2008 / 2018)
New England Collegiate Conference locations

The New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) is an NCAA Division III college athletic conference based in the Northeastern United States.


In June 2007, nine colleges from New England announced the creation of a new athletic conference under the same NECC name.

The league, which began operations July 1, 2008, as a Division III conference, includes Bay Path College (Longmeadow, Mass.), Becker College (Leicester, Mass.), Elms College (Chicopee, Mass.), Lesley University (Cambridge, Massachusetts), Mitchell College (New London, Conn.), Newbury College (Brookline, Mass.), Southern Vermont College (Bennington, Vt.), and Wheelock College (Boston, Mass.). Regis College (Weston, Mass.) joined in the 2011-12 academic year, but left for the Great Northeast Athletic Conference after the 2016-17 academic year. Daniel Webster College (Nashua, NH), formerly in the league, ceased operating in May 2017.

The conference will expand over the next few years with the addition of Dean College (Franklin, Mass.) in 2017-18[1] and the additions of Eastern Nazarene College (Quincy, Mass.) [2] and New England College (Henniker, N.H.) [3] in 2018-19. However, Wheelock will leave the conference at the end of the 2017-18 school year as it merges into Boston University.


Conference sports
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Member schools

Full members

Institution Location Nickname Founded Type Enrollment Joined
Bay Path University+ Longmeadow, Massachusetts Wildcats 1897 Private 2,370 2008
Becker College Worcester, Massachusetts Hawks 1784 Private 2,079 2008
Dean College± Franklin, Massachusetts Bulldogs 1865 Private 1,055 2017
Elms College Chicopee, Massachusetts Blazers 1899 Catholic 1,713 2008
Lesley University Cambridge, Massachusetts Lynx 1909 Private 9,625 2008
Mitchell College New London, Connecticut Mariners 1938 Private 1,000 2008
Newbury College Brookline, Massachusetts Nighthawks 1962 Private 1,311 2008
Southern Vermont College Bennington, Vermont Mountaineers 1926 Private 410 2008
Wheelock College Boston, Massachusetts Wildcats 1888 Private 1,086 2008

+ - Women's college, therefore not competing in men's sports
± - Started four-year provisional NCAA membership in 2017-18

Associate members

Institution Location Nickname Founded Type Enrollment Joined Primary Conference NECC Sport
Babson College Wellesley, Massachusetts Beavers 1919 Private/Non-sectarian 3,200 2009-10 NEWMAC men's golf
Eastern Nazarene College Quincy, Massachusetts Lions 1900 Private (Nazarene) 1,063 2016-17 CCC men's volleyball
Endicott College Beverly, Massachusetts Gulls 1939 Private 4,600 2011-12 CCC men's volleyball
Springfield College Springfield, Massachusetts Pride 1885 Private/Non-sectarian 5,062 2008-09 NEWMAC men's golf

Future members

Institution Location Nickname Founded Type Enrollment Joining Departing
Eastern Nazarene College Quincy, Massachusetts Lions 1900 Private (Nazarene) 1,063 2018-19 CCC
New England College Henniker, New Hampshire Pilgrims 1946 Private 2,000 2018-19 NAC

Future associate member

Institution Location Nickname Founded Type Enrollment Joining Primary conference NECC sport
Nichols College Dudley, Massachusetts Bison 1815 Private
1,915 2018-19 CCC Men's volleyball

Former members

Institution Location Nickname Founded Type Joined Left Current
Daniel Webster College Nashua, New Hampshire Eagles 1965 Private 2008 2017 N/A (ceased operations)
Regis College1 Weston, Massachusetts Pride 1927 Catholic 2011 2017 GNAC

Membership timeline

Nichols CollegeNew England CollegeDean CollegeEastern Nazarene CollegeGreat Northeast Athletic ConferenceRegis College (Massachusetts)Endicott CollegeBabson CollegeSpringfield CollegeWheelock CollegeSouthern Vermont CollegeNewbury College (United States)Mitchell CollegeLesley UniversityElms CollegeDaniel Webster CollegeBecker CollegeBay Path College

Notable alumni


External links

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