Skyline Conference
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Skyline Conference
Skyline Conference
Skyline Conference logo
Established 1989
Association NCAA
Division Division III
Members 12
Sports fielded
  • 17
    • men's: 9
    • women's: 8
Region New York
Commissioner 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 is 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.

Member schools

Current members

  1. ^ Merchant Marine had been a charter member in 1989, but left in 2007 to join the Landmark Conference.

Affiliate members

The men's volleyball programs of Kean and Ramapo will leave the Skyline Conference after the 2017 season for the Continental Volleyball Conference.[1][2] Kean will remain a Skyline affiliate in men's lacrosse.

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
men's volleyball
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 2011-12 NJAC men's volleyball
Ramapo College Mahwah, New Jersey Roadrunners 1969 Public 5,852 2011-12 NJAC men's volleyball
Stockton University Pomona, New Jersey Ospreys 1969 Public 8,458 2006-07 NJAC men's lacrosse

Former members

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
Manhattanville College Harrison, New York Valiants 1841 Private 1989-90 2006-07 Freedom
Polytechnic Institute of New York University Brooklyn, New York Fighting Jays 1854 Private 2007-08 2013-14
The Sage Colleges
Sage College of Albany (men's)
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 Empire 8
Stony Brook University, SUNY Stony Brook, New York Patriots[fm 1] 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

St. Joseph's College (New York)Sarah Lawrence CollegeRamapo CollegeNew Jersey City UniversityState University of New York at PurchaseNew York University Polytechnic 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. ^ "CVC Set For Expansion In 2017" (Press release). Continental Volleyball Conference. October 18, 2016. Retrieved 2016. 
  2. ^ "Ramapo College To Become 12th Member of CVC" (Press release). Continental Volleyball Conference. November 21, 2016. Retrieved 2016. 

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