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Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
(MAAC)
Established1980
AssociationNCAA
DivisionDivision I non-football
Members10
Sports fielded22 (men's: 10; women's: 12)
RegionNortheastern United States
HeadquartersEdison, New Jersey
CommissionerRichard J. Ensor
Websitemaacsports.com
Locations

The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC, pron.: /ˈmæk/) is a NCAA Division I college athletic conference consisting of ten schools coming from various parts of the northeastern United States: Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey and New York.

The members are all relatively small private institutions, many of them Catholic or formerly Catholic; the only exception being the private but secular Rider University.

The conference headquarters is located in Edison, New Jersey. The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference sponsors 22 sports and has many associate member institutions.

Richard J. Ensor is the commissioner of the MAAC, a post he has held since 1988.

The conference was founded in 1980 by six charter members: the U.S. Military Academy, Fairfield University, Fordham University, Iona College, Manhattan College and Saint Peter's College. Competition officially began the next year, in the sports of men’s cross-country and men’s soccer.

Competition in men's and women's basketball began in the 1981-1982 season. In 1984, the MAAC received an automatic bid to the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, where Iona was the first team to represent the MAAC on the men's side. In 1982, Saint Peter's was the first women's basketball team to represent the MAAC in the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament.

The conference currently possesses 14 automatic bids to NCAA Championships. In 2013, the MAAC will become eligible for its 15th NCAA Championship when Women's Rowing will fulfill qualifying requirements.

MAAC teams have achieved national and international acclaim in many sports. In the summer of 2002 the Marist men's varsity eight boat advanced to the semifinals of the Temple Challenge Cup at the Henley Royal Regatta.[1] In 2007, the Marist women's basketball team advanced to the Sweet 16 of the Women's NCAA basketball tournament.[2] In the fall of 2009, the No. 11 Iona men's cross country team finished tied for eighth place at the NCAA Championship race, extended the Gaels' streak to eight straight Top 10 national finishes.[3] In basketball MAAC teams have made a total of 77 NIT appearances and 47 NCAA appearances.

The league added football in 1993, and discontinued it following the 2007 season.

From 1997 to 2003, the MAAC sponsored ice hockey. At that time, the hockey league split from the MAAC and changed its name to Atlantic Hockey. Also in 1997, Marist College and Rider, which were both a part of the Northeast Conference, moved the majority of their intercollegiate athletic programs to the MAAC with the intent the MAAC would enhance media exposure and competition to their men's and women's Division I basketball programs.[4]

In September 2011, the conference announced the launch of MAAC.TV, the league's first broadband network. The MAAC is also in the midst of a three-year agreement to have their March men's and women's basketball conference tournaments held at the MassMutual Center.[5]

SportsEdit

The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference sponsors championship competition in ten men's and thirteen women's NCAA sanctioned sports.[6] The conference also sponsors a championship in men's rowing, which is not currently sanctioned by the NCAA.

Teams in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference competition
SportMen'sWomen's
Baseball
9
-
Basketball
10
10
Cross Country
10
10
Golf
9
6
Lacrosse
7
7
Rowing
7
9
Soccer
10
10
Softball
-
9
Swimming & Diving
10
10
Tennis
7
8
Track and Field (Indoor)
5
6
Track and Field (Outdoor)
5
6
Volleyball
-
10
Water polo
-
7

Member institutionsEdit

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Full member institutionsEdit

The MAAC currently has 10 member institutions. One of them, Loyola University Maryland, has announced it will leave for the Patriot League after the 2012–13 school year,[7] while Quinnipiac University and Monmouth University announced on December 14, 2012, they will be joining the MAAC on July 1, 2013.

Institution Location Founded Type Enrollment Nickname Joined Athletics' Website
Canisius College Buffalo, New York 1870 Private 4,708 Golden Griffins 1989 gogriffs.com
Fairfield University Fairfield, Connecticut 1942 Private 5,100 Stags 1981 fairfieldstags.com
Iona College New Rochelle, New York 1940 Private 4,648 Gaels 1981 icgaels.com
Loyola University Maryland Baltimore, Maryland 1852 Private 3,500 Greyhounds 1989 loyolagreyhounds.com
Manhattan College Riverdale, Bronx 1853 Private 3,500 Jaspers 1981 gojaspers.com
Marist College Poughkeepsie, New York 1929 Private 6,115 Red Foxes 1997 goredfoxes.com
Niagara University Lewiston, New York 1856 Private 3,746 Purple Eagles 1989 purpleeagles.com
Rider University Lawrenceville, New Jersey 1865 Private 5,000 Broncs 1997 gobroncs.com
Saint Peter's University Jersey City, New Jersey 1872 Private 3,700 Peacocks (men's)
Peahens (women's)
1981 spc.edu/pages/408.asp
Siena College Loudonville, New York 1937 Private 3,000 Saints 1989 sienasaints.com

Associate member institutionsEdit

Institution Location Founded Type Enrollment Nickname Primary Conference MAAC Sport(s)
Jacksonville University Jacksonville, Florida 1934 Private 3,741 Dolphins Atlantic Sun (A-Sun) men's lacrosse
men's rowing
women's rowing
Virginia Military Institute Lexington, Virginia 1839 Public 1,500 Keydets Big South men's lacrosse
University of Detroit Mercy Detroit, Michigan 1877 Private 5,450 Titans Horizon men's lacrosse
Saint Francis College (New York) Brooklyn Heights, New York 1859 Private 2,636 Terriers Northeast (NEC) water polo
Villanova University Villanova, Pennsylvania 1842 Private 10,482 Wildcats Big East water polo
Wagner College Staten Island, New York 1883 Private 2,400 Seahawks Northeast (NEC) water polo
Drake University Des Moines, Iowa 1881 Private 5,221 Bulldogs Missouri Valley women's rowing
Robert Morris University Moon Township, Pennsylvania 1921 Private 5,100 Colonials Northeast (NEC) women's rowing
Sacred Heart University Fairfield, Connecticut 1963 Private 6,023 Pioneers Northeast (NEC) women's rowing
Boston University Boston, Massachusetts 1839 Private 31,766 Terriers America East women's golf
University at Albany Albany, New York 1844 Public 17,600 Great Danes America East women's golf
University of Hartford West Hartford, Connecticut 1877 Private 6,513 Hawks America East women's golf
Butler University Indianapolis, Indiana 1855 Private 4,667 Bulldogs Atlantic 10 (A-10) women's golf

Future member institutionsEdit

Institution Location Founded Type Enrollment Nickname Joining Current Conference Athletics' Website
Monmouth University West Long Branch, New Jersey 1933 Private 6,500 Hawks 2013 Northeast Conference gomuhawks.com
Quinnipiac University Hamden, Connecticut 1929 Private 8,400 Bobcats 2013 Northeast Conference quinnipiacbobcats.com

Former member institutionsEdit

Institution Location Nickname Joined Left Current Conference
United States Military Academy
(Army)
West Point, New York Black Knights 1981-82 1989-90 Patriot
Fordham University Bronx, New York Rams 1981-82 1989-90 Atlantic 10 (A-10)
College of the Holy Cross Worcester, Massachusetts Crusaders 1983-84 1989-90 Patriot
La Salle University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Explorers 1983-84 1991-92 Atlantic 10 (A-10)

Membership timelineEdit

Quinnipiac UniversityMonmouth UniversityRider UniversityMarist CollegeDuquesne UniversityGeorgetown UniversitySt. John's University (New York)Siena CollegeNiagara UniversityCanisius CollegeLoyola University MarylandLa Salle UniversityCollege of the Holy CrossUnited States Military AcademySaint Peter's College (New Jersey)Manhattan CollegeIona College (New York)Fairfield UniversityFordham University

BasketballEdit

Men's BasketballEdit

Year Regular Season Champion(s) Tournament Champion Player the Year Defensive Player of the Year Coach of the Year
1982 Saint Peter's (20-9, 9-1) (3) Iona (24-9, 7-3) William Brown (Saint Peter's) Bob Dukiet (Saint Peter's)
1983 Iona (22-9, 8-2) (2) Fordham (19-11, 7-3) Steve Burtt, Sr. (Iona) Gordon Chiesa (Manhattan)
1984 La Salle (20-11, 11-3)
Saint Peter's (23-6, 11-3),
Iona (23-8, 11-3)
(3) Iona (23-8, 11-3) Steve Burtt, Sr. (Iona) Pat Kennedy (Iona)
1985 Iona (1) Iona (26-5, 11-3) Randy Cozzens (Army) Les Wothke (Army)
1986 Fairfield (1) Fairfield (24-7, 13-1) Tony George (Fairfield) Mitch Buonaguro (Fairfield)
1987 Saint Peter's (21-9, 11-3) (7) Fairfield (15-16, 5-9) Kevin Houston (Army) Ted Fiore (Saint Peter's)
1988 La Salle (1) La Salle (24-10, 14-0) Lionel Simmons (La Salle) Speedy Morris (La Salle)
1989 La Salle (1) La Salle (26-6, 13-1) Lionel Simmons (La Salle) Speedy Morris (La Salle)
Ted Fiore (Saint Peter's)
1990 (N) Holy Cross (24-6, 14-2), (S) La Salle (S1) La Salle (30-2, 16-0) Lionel Simmons (La Salle) George Blaney (Holy Cross)
1991 Siena (25-10, 12-4) (3) Saint Peter's (24-7, 11-5) Marc Brown (Siena) Ted Fiore (Saint Peter's)
1992 Manhattan (25-9, 13-3) (2) La Salle (20-11, 12-4) Randy Woods (La Salle) Steve Lappas (Manhattan)
1993 Manhattan (1) Manhattan (23-7, 12-2) Keith Bullock (Manhattan) Jack Armstrong (Niagara)
1994 Canisius (22-7, 12-2) (5) Loyola (MD) (17-13, 6-8) Doremus Bennerman (Siena) John Beilein (Canisius)
1995 Manhattan (26-5, 12-2) (3) Saint Peter's (19-11, 10-4) Craig Wise (Canisius) Fran Fraschilla (Manhattan
1996 Iona (21-8, 10-4) (5) Canisius (19-11, 7-7) Darrell Barley (Canisius) Paul Cormier (Fairfield)
1997 Iona (22-8, 11-3) (8) Fairfield (11-19, 2-12) Mindaugas Timinskas (Iona) Tim Welsh (Iona)
1998 Iona (1) Iona (27-6, 15-3) Kashif Hameed (Iona) Tim Welsh (Iona)
1999 Niagara (17-12, 13-5), Siena (2) Siena (25-6, 13-5) Alvin Young (Niagara Joe Mihalich (Niagara)
2000 Siena (24-9, 15-3) (2) Iona (20-11, 13-5) Tariq Kirksay (Iona) Paul Hewitt (Siena)
2001 Iona (1) Iona (22-11, 12-6) Demond Stewart (Niagara) Dave Magarity (Marist)
2002 Rider (17-11, 13-5), Marist (19-9, 13-5) (7) Siena (17-19, 9-9) Mario Porter (Rider) Deng Gai (Fairfield) Don Harnum (Rider)
2003 Manhattan (1) Manhattan (23-7, 14-4) Luis Flores (Manhattan) Deng Gai (Fairfield) Bobby Gonzalez (Manhattan)
2004 Manhattan (1) Manhattan (25-6, 16-2) Luis Flores (Manhattan) Tyquawn Goode (Fairfield) Tim O'Toole (Fairfield)
2005 Rider (19-11, 13-5), Niagara (1) Niagara (20-10, 13-5) Juan Mendez (Niagara) Deng Gai (Fairfield) Joe Mihalich (Niagara)
2006 Manhattan (20-11, 14-4) (2) Iona (23-7, 13-5) Keydren Clark (Saint Peter's) Ricky Soliver (Iona) Bobby Gonzalez (Manhattan)
2007 Marist (25-9, 14-4) (2) Niagara (23-12, 13-5) Jared Jordan (Marist) Jason Thompson (Rider) Matt Brady (Marist)
2008 Siena and Rider (13-5) (1) Siena (23-10, 13-5) Jason Thompson (Rider) Jason Thompson (Rider) Tommy Dempsey (Rider)
2009 Siena (16-2) (1) Siena (26-7, 16-2) Kenny Hasbrouck (Siena) Tyrone Lewis (Niagara) Fran McCaffery (Siena)
2010 Siena (17-1) (1) Siena (27-6, 17-1) Alex Franklin (Siena) Anthony Johnson (Fairfield) Kevin Willard (Iona)
2011 Fairfield (15-3) (4) Saint Peter's (20–13, 11–7) Ryan Rossiter (Siena) Anthony Nelson (Niagara) Ed Cooley (Fairifeld)
2012 Iona (15-3) (2) Loyola Md (24-8, 13-5) Scott Machado (Iona) Rhamel Brown (Manhattan) Jimmy Patsos (Loyola)
2013 Niagara (13-5) Lamont Jones (Iona) Rhamel Brown (Manhattan) Joe Mihalich (Niagara)

Postseason men's basketball historyEdit

NCAA Tournament
Year MAAC Rep. Opponent Result
1984 (10) Iona (7) Virginia L 57-58
1985 (13) Iona (4) Loyola-IL L 58-59
1986 (13) Fairfield (4) Illinois L 51-75
1987 (16) Fairfield (1) Indiana L 58-92
1988 (13) La Salle (4) Kansas St. L 53-66
1989 (8) La Salle (9) Louisiana Tech L 74-83
1990 (4) La Salle (13) So. Mississippi
(5) Clemson
W 79-63
L 75-79
1991 (12) Saint Peter's (5) Texas L 65-73
1992 (13) La Salle (4) Seton Hall L 76-78
1993 (11) Manhattan (6) Virginia L 66-78
1994 (15) Loyola-MD (2) Arizona L 55-81
1995 (15) Saint Peter's
(13) Manhattan
(2) Massachusetts
(4) Oklahoma
(5) Arizona St.
L 51-68
W 77-67
L 54-64
1996 (13) Canisius (4) Utah L 43-72
1997 (16) Fairfield (1) North Carolina L 74-82
1998 (12) Iona (5) Syracuse L 61-63
1999 (13) Siena (4) Arkansas L 80-94
2000 (14) Iona (3) Maryland L 59-74
2001 (14) Iona (3) Mississippi L 70-72
2002 (65) Siena
(16) Siena
(64) Alcorn St.
(1) Maryland
W 81-77
L 70-85
2003 (14) Manhattan (3) Syracuse L 65-76
2004 (12) Manhattan (5) Florida
(4) Wake Forest
W 75-60
L 80-84
2005 (14) Niagara (3) Oklahoma L 67-84
2006 (13) Iona (4) LSU L 64-80
2007 (65) Niagara
(16) Niagara
(64) Florida A&M
(1) Kansas
W 77-69
L 67-107
2008 (13) Siena (4) Vanderbilt
(12) Villanova
W 83-62
L 72-84
2009 (9) Siena (8) Ohio State
(1) Louisville
W 74-72
L 72-79
2010 (13) Siena (4) Purdue L 64-72
2011 (14) Saint Peter's (3) Purdue L 43-65
2012 (15) Loyola
(14) Iona
(2) Ohio State
(14) BYU
L 59-78
L 72-78
2013
NIT Tournament
Year MAAC Rep. Opponent Result
1982 Fordham
Saint Peter's
Iona
Virginia Tech
Syracuse
Rutgers
L 58-69
L 75-84
L 51-55
1983 Fordham
Iona
So. Florida
St. Bonaventure
Nebraska
L 69-81
W 90-76
L 73-85
1984 Fordham
Saint Peter's
La Salle
Weber State
Tennessee
Pittsburgh
L 63-75
L 40-55
L 91-95
1985 Fordham Richmond L 57-59
1987 Saint Peter's
La Salle
Oklahoma
Villanova
Niagara
Illinois St.
Arkansas-LR
So. Mississippi
L 60-76
W 86-84
W 89-81
W 70-50
W 92-72
L 80-84
1988 Fordham Houston L 61-69
1989 Saint Peter's Villanova L 56-76
1990 Holy Cross
Fordham
Rutgers
Southern U.
Rutgers
L 78-87
W 106-70
L 74-81
1991 La Salle
Siena
Massachusetts
Fairleigh Dickinson
South Carolina
Massachusetts
L 90-93
W 90-85
W 63-58
L 80-82
1992 Manhattan Wisconsin-GB
Rutgers
Notre Dame
W 67-65
W 62-61
L 58-74
1993 Niagara Boston College L 83-87
1994 Manhattan
Canisius
Siena
Old Dominion
Villanova
Georgia Tech
Tulane
Bradley
Villanova
Kansas St.
L 74-76
L 79-103
W 78-68
W 89-79
W 75-62
L 58-66
W 92-79
1995 Canisius Seton Hall
Bradley
Washington St.
Virginia Tech
Penn State
W 83-71
W 55-53
W 89-80
L 59-71
L 62-66
1996 Iona
Fairfield
Manhattan
St. Joseph's PA
Providence
Wisconsin
L 78-82
L 79-91
L 42-55
1997 Iona Connecticut L 66-71
1998 Rider Penn State L 68-82
2000 Siena Massachusetts
Penn State
W 66-65
L 103-105
2002 Manhattan Villanova L 69-84
2003 Fairfield
Siena
Boston College
Villanova
W. Michigan
Alabama-Birm.
L 78-90
W 74-59
W 68-62
L 71-80
2004 Niagara Troy State
Nebraska
W 87-83
L 70-78
2006 Manhattan Fairleigh Dickinson
Maryland
Old Dominion
W 80-77
W 87-84
L 66-70
2007 Marist Oklahoma State
N.C. State
W 67-64
L 62-69
2009 Niagara Rhode Island L 62-68
2011 Fairfield Colorado State
Kent State
W 62-60
L 68-72
CBI Tournament
Year MAAC Rep. Opponent Result
2008 Rider Old Dominion L 65-68
CIT Tournament
Year MAAC Rep. Opponent Result
2009 Rider Liberty L 64-79
2010 Fairfield George Mason
Creighton
W 101-96
L 55-73
2011 Rider
Iona
Northern Iowa
Valparaiso
Buffalo
East Tennessee State
Santa Clara
L 50-84
W 85-77
W 78-63
W 83-80
L 69-76
2012 Manhattan

Fairfield
Albany
Fairfield
Yale
Manhattan
Robert Morris
Mercer
W 89-79
L 57-69
W 68-56
W 69-57
W 67-61
L 59-64

Men's Basketball NCAA Tournament at-large bidsEdit

In 2012, Iona, which had lost in the semifinals of that year's MAAC tournament, received a NCAA at-large tournament bid. This was the second time the conference was awarded multiple men's NCAA bids.

After St. Peter’s won the 1995 MAAC tournament, the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament selection committee awarded Manhattan College an at large bid. The Jaspers proved the committee correct by defeating Oklahoma in the first round.[8]

However, the same first-round success Manhattan enjoyed in the 1995 NCAA tournament could not be matched by Iona. In the 2012 NCAAs, the Gaels unexpectedly relinquished a 25-point, first-half lead to the Brigham Young Cougars, falling 78-72 in Dayton, Ohio. Further, Iona's offense, the highest-scoring (per game) in the nation, managed just 17 points in the second half of that upset.

It was the largest comeback in NCAA tournament history, besting the 22-point hole the Duke Blue Devils rallied from to defeat the Maryland University Terrapins in the Final Four of the 2001 NCAA Tournament.[9]

Women's BasketballEdit

Year Regular Season Champion(s) Tournament Champion Player the Year Defensive Player of the Year Coach of the Year
1982 Saint Peter's (25-5, 5-0) (1) Saint Peter's Sheri Lauyer (Saint Peter's) Mike Granelli (Saint Peter's)
1983 Saint Peter's (25-3, 8-1) (1) Saint Peter's Shelia Tighe (Manhattan) Dianne Nolan (Fairfield)
1984 Saint Peter's (22-6, 9-3) (1) Saint Peter's Shelia Tighe (Manhattan) Dianne Nolan (Fairfield)
1985 Saint Peter's (25-4, 10-2) (2) Holy Cross (21-7, 9-3) Janet Hourihan (Holy Cross) Togo Palazzi (Holy Cross)
1986 Saint Peter's (26-3, 11-1) (2) La Salle (21-9, 10-2) Adrienne Draughn (Saint Peter's) Mike Granelli (Saint Peter's)
1987 La Salle (21-7, 9-3) (5) Manhattan (20-11, 6-6) Tracey Quinn (Holy Cross) John Miller (La Salle)
1988 La Salle (25-4, 11-1) (3) Fairfield (19-9, 8-4) Tracey Sneed (La Salle) John Miller (La Salle)
1989 La Salle (27-2, 11-1) (2) Holy Cross (21-9, 10-2) Jeanine Radice (Fordham) John Miller (La Salle)
1990 Fairfield (25-6, 15-1) (2) Manhattan (18-13, 8-2) Tonya Grant (Saint Peter's) Dianne Nolan (Fairfield)
1991 Fairfield (25-6, 15-1) (1) Fairfield Val Higgins (Siena) Gina Castelli (Siena)
1992 La Salle (25-5, 14-2) (2) Saint Peter's (24-7, 13-3) Jennifer Cole (La Salle) Mike Rappl (Canisius)
1993 Niagara (17-10, 9-5) (2) Saint Peter's (18-11, 9-5) Samantha David (Niagara) Bill Agronin (Niagara)
1994 Siena (24-4, 13-1) (2) Loyola (MD) (18-11, 12-2) Liz Lopes (Siena) Gina Castelli (Siena)
1995 Saint Peter's (22-6, 12-2) (4) Loyola (MD) (20-9, 7-6) Patty Stoffey (Loyola) Kara Rehbaum (Canisius)
1996 Saint Peter's (23-5, 12-2) (2) Manhattan (19-11, 11-3) Gina Somma (Manhattan) Mike Granelli (Saint Peter's)
1997 Saint Peter's (25-4, 14-0) (1) Saint Peter's Heather Fiore (Canisius)
Jessica Grosarth (Fairfield)
Dianne Nolan (Fairfield)
Mike Granelli (Saint Peter's)
1998 Siena (20-8, 16-2) (2) Fairfield (20-10, 14-4) Melanie Halker (Siena) Gina Castelli (Siena)
1999 Siena (22-9, 16-2) (2) Saint Peter's (25-6, 15-3) Melanie Halker (Siena) Mike Granelli (Saint Peter's)
2000 Fairfield (25-8, 15-3) (2) Saint Peter's (23-8, 14-4) Gail Strumpf (Fairfield) Dianne Nolan (Fairfield)
2001 Siena (24-6, 17-1) (1) Siena Gunta Basko (Siena) Gina Castelli (Siena)
2002 Siena (23-7, 16-2) (2) Saint Peter's (25-6, 15-3) Gunta Basko (Siena) Gunta Basko (Siena Sal Buscaglia (Manhattan)
Gina Castelli (Siena)
2003 Manhattan (20-10, 15-3) (1) Manhattan Liene Jansone (Siena) Eva Cunningham (Niagara) Bill Agronin (Niagara)
2004 Siena (17-11, 13-5) (2) Marist (20-11, 13-5) Jenel Stevens (Canisius) Jenel Stevens (Canisius)
Jolene Johnston (Siena)
Brian Giorgis (Marist)
2005 Marist (22-7, 15-3) (2) Canisius (21-10, 14-4) Eva Cunningham (Niagara) Alisa Kresge (Marist)
Lauren Surber (Siena)
Brian Giorgis (Marist)
Bill Agronin (Niagara)
2006 Marist (23-7, 16-2) (1) Marist Fifi Camara (Marist) Alisa Kresge (Marist) Anthony Bozzella (Iona)
Brian Giorgis (Marist)
2007 Marist (29-6, 17-1) (1) Marist Martina Weber (Iona) Alisa Kresge (Marist) Joe Logan (Loyola)
2008 Marist (32-3, 18-0) (1) Marist Rachele Fitz (Marist) Tania Kennedy (Saint Peter's) Brian Giorgis (Marist)
2009 Marist (29-4, 16-2) (1) Marist Rachele Fitz (Marist) Brittané Russell (Canisius) Terry Zeh (Canisius)
2010 Marist (25-7, 15-3) (1) Marist Rachele Fitz (Marist) Stephanie Geehan (Fairfield) Kendra Faustin (Niagara)
2011 Marist (31-3, 18-0) (1) Marist Erica Allenspach (Marist) Katie Sheahin (Loyola) Brian Giorgis (Marist)
2012 Marist (24-7, 17-1) (1) Marist Corielle Yarde (Marist) Katie Sheahin (Loyola) Brian Giorgis (Marist)
2013 Marist (23-6, 18-0) Damika Martinez(Iona) Leanne Ockenden (Marist) Brian Giorgis (Marist)

Postseason women's basketball historyEdit

NCAA Tournament
Year MAAC Rep. Opponent Result
1982 (8) Saint Peter's (1) Old Dominion L 42-75
1983 (33) La Salle (32) South Carolina State L 67-85
1985 (7) Holy Cross (2) Ohio State L 60-102
1986 (10) La Salle (7) Villanova L 55-60
1987 (10) Manhattan (7) Indiana L 55-70
1988 (10) Fairfield
(8) La Salle
(7) St. John's
(9) Penn State
L 70-83
L 85-86
1989 (9) Holly Cross
(9) La Salle
(8) Temple
(8) Connecticut
(1) Tennessee
L 80-90
W 72-63
L 61-91
1990 (12) Manhattan (5) Clemson L 55-79
1991 (12) Fairfield (5) Providence L 87-88
1992 (11) Saint Peter's (6) Connecticut L 66-83
1993 (12) Saint Peter's (5) Miami L 44-61
1994 (14) Loyola (MD) (3) Virginia L 47-72
1995 (10) Loyola (MD) (7) Oklahoma L 45-90
1996 (14) Manhattan (3) Virginia L 55-100
1997 (15) Saint Peter's (2) Louisiana Tech L 50-94
1998 (15) Farifield (2) Connecticut L 52-93
1999 (13) Saint Peter's (4) Virginia Tech L 48-73
2000 (14) Saint Peter's (3) Mississippi State L 60-94
2001 (11) Siena
(12) Fairfield
(6) Colorado
(5) Utah
L 57-79
L 78-98
2002 (11) Saint Peter's (6) Cincinnati L 63-76
2003 (14) Manhattan (3) Mississippi State L 47-73
2004 (14) Marist (3) Oklahoma L 45-58
2005 (15) Canisius (2) Duke L 48-80
2006 (14) Marist (3) Georgia L 60-75
2007 (13) Marist (4) Ohio State
(5) Middle Tennessee
(1) Tennessee
W 67-63
W 73-59
L 46-65
2008 (7) Marist (10) DePaul
(2) LSU
W 76-57
L 49-68
2009 (12) Marist (5) Virginia L 61-68
2010 (12) Marist (5) Georgetown L 42-62
2011 (10) Marist (7) Iowa State
(2) Duke
W 74-64
L 66-71
2012 (13) Marist (4) Georgia
(5) St. Bonaventure
W 76-70
L 63-66
2013
WNIT Tournament
Year MAAC Rep. Opponent Result
1999 Siena Georgetown
Wisconsin
W 86-73
L 85-107
2000 Fairfield Wisconsin L 46-82
2002 Siena St. Joseph's (PA) L 55-84
2003 Siena Seton Hall
Creighton
W 66-58
L 86-96
2007 Iona Long Island
Indiana
W 91-79
L 71-74
2008 Iona Quinnipiac
St. John's
W 71-59
L 59-65
2009 Canisius Syracuse L 65-90
2010 Iona Maryland L 53-88
2011 Loyola Old Dominion
Virginia
W 67-65
L 49-71
2012 Fairfield Drexel L 41-57
WBI Tournament
Year MAAC Rep. Opponent Result
2010 Fairfield Towson
Appalachian State
W 69-55
L 36-59
2011 Manhattan Sacred Heart
Wright State
UAB
W 52-48
W 75-73
L 43-62
2012 Manhattan Robert Morris
Holy Cross
Minnesota
W 77-54
W 78-63
L 54-67

BaseballEdit

ChampionsEdit

Year Champion(s)
1982
Army
1983 <center>Fairfield
1984 <center>Iona
1985 <center>LaSalle
1986 <center>Holy Cross
1987 <center>Fordham
1988 <center>Fordham
1989 <center>LaSalle
1990 <center>LeMoyne~
Fordham^
1991 <center>LeMoyne~
Fairfield^
1992 <center>LeMoyne~
Iona^
1993 <center>LeMoyne~
Fairfield^
1994 <center>Saint Peter's
1995 <center>Siena
1996 <center>Siena
1997 <center>Siena
1998 <center>LeMoyne
1999 <center>Siena
2000 <center>Marist
2001 <center>Marist
2002 <center>Marist
2003 <center>LeMoyne
2004 <center>LeMoyne
2005 <center>Marist
2006 <center>Manhattan
2007 <center>LeMoyne
2008 <center>Rider
2009 <center>Marist
2010 <center>Rider
2011 <center>Manhattan
2012 <center>Manhattan

From 1990 through 1993, the MAAC, split into two divisions.
~North Division Champion
^South Division Champion

Postseason Baseball HistoryEdit

NCAA Tournament
Year MAAC Rep. Opponent Result
1997 Marist Florida State
Western Carolina
L 2-4
L 3-8
1999 Siena Wake Forest
Virginia Tech
L 4-22
L 5-11
2000 Marist East Carolina
McNeese State
East Carolina
L 3-12
W 6-5
L 7-8
2001 Marist Stanford
Long Beach State
Stanford
L 3-4
W 7-6
L 0-6
2002 Marist SW Missouri State
Nebraska
SW Missouri State
W 5-4*
L 1-9
L 2-5
2003 LeMoyne North Carolina State
Western Carolina
L 2-8
L 5-9
2004 LeMoyne Arkansas
Missouri
L 1-4
L 3-11
2005 Marist LSU
Northwestern State
L 5-14
L 3-4
2006 Manhattan Nebraska
Miami
San Francisco
Miami
W 4-1
L 2-8
W 6-4
L 4-10
2007 LeMoyne Texas A&M
Ohio State
L 2-7
L 5-6*
2008 Rider Cal State Fullerton
Virginia
L 0-11
L 2-8
2009 Marist Florida State
Ohio State
L 4-16
L 4-6
2010 Rider Texas
Rice
L 0-11
L 1-19
2011 Manhattan Florida
Jacksonville
L 3-17
L 4-5
2012 Manhattan South Carolina
Coastal Carolina
L 0-7
L 1-11

'*' Extra Innings

SoccerEdit

Men's SoccerEdit

Year Regular Season Champ Tournament Champ Offensive/Overall Player the Year Defensive/Goalkeeper of the Year Coach of the Year
1988 Army (13-5-1 overall, 6-1-0 MAAC) Army
1989 Loyola (10-5-2 overall, 5-0-0 MAAC) Loyola
1990 Loyola (16-2-5 overall, 8-0-0 MAAC) Loyola
1991 Loyola (12-8-2 overall, 8-0-0 MAAC) Loyola Dejan Cokic, Fairfield
1992 Loyola (16-4-1 overall, 6-1-0 MAAC) Loyola Jim McElderry, Fairfield Dejan Cokic, Fairfield
1993 Loyola (19-3-1 overall, 7-0-0 MAAC) Loyola
1994 Loyola (15-5-2 overall, 6-1-0 MAAC) Loyola
1995 Loyola (15-6-0 overall, 7-0-0 MAAC) Loyola
1996 Canisius (5-12-2 overall, 4-1-2 MAAC) Loyola
1997 Rider (15-6-1 overall, 8-1-0 MAAC) Rider Craig Wicken (Rider)
1998 Fairfield (15-4-1 overall, 7-1-1 MAAC) Rider Christof Lindenmayer (Loyola) Carl Rees (Fairfield)
1999 Loyola (13-6-2 overall, 7-1-1 MAAC) Fairfield Christof Lindenmayer (Loyola) Reb Beatty (Loyola) Bill Sento (Loyola)
2000 Loyola (12-4-2 overall, 9-0-0 MAAC) Marist Joseph Crespo (Marist) Reb Beatty (Loyola)
2001 Loyola (17-2-2 overall, 9-0-0 MAAC) Loyola Niall Lepper (Loyola) Reb Beatty (Loyola) Mark Mettrick (Loyola)
2002 Loyola (13-5-3 overall, 8-0-1 MAAC) Loyola Niall Lepper (Loyola) Reb Beatty (Loyola) Bobby Herodes (Marist)
2003 Loyola (11-7-3 overall, 6-2-1 MAAC) Saint Peter's Omar Alfonso (Loyola) Alex Cunliffe (Fairfield) Cesar Markovic (Saint Peter's)
2004 Loyola (11-6-1 overall, 9-0-0 MAAC) Marist Douglas Narvaez (Saint Peter's) Ben Castor (Marist) Mark Mettrick (Loyola)
2005 Fairfield (13-4-3 overall, 8-0-1 MAAC) Marist Matt Stedman (Niagara) Ben Castor (Marist) Dermot McGrane (Niagara)
2006 Fairfield (15-6-1 overall, 7-2-0 MAAC) Fairfield Juan Gaviria (Saint Peter's) Tom Skara (Fairfield) Dermot McGrane (Niagara)
2007 Loyola 19-3-1 overall, 8-1-0 MAAC) Loyola Murphy Wiredu (Saint Peter's) Tennant McVea (Loyola) Mark Mettrick (Loyola)
2008 Loyola (18-2-1 overall, 9-0-0 MAAC) Fairfield Jamie Darvill (Loyola) Tennant McVea (Loyola) Mark Mettrick (Loyola)
2009 Iona (14-2-2 overall, 8-1-0 MAAC) Loyola Jamie Darvill (Loyola) Tennant McVea (Loyola) Fernando Barboto (Iona)
2010 Saint Peter's (13-6-1 overall, 7-1-1 MAAC) Saint Peter's
2011 Fairfield (12-5-1 overall, 8-0-1 MAAC) Fairfield
2012 Loyola (13-6-1 overall, 7-1-1 MAAC) Niagara

Women's SoccerEdit

Year Regular Season Champ Tournament Champ Overall/Offensive Player of the Year Defensive/Goalkeeper of the Year Coach of the Year
1992 Iona
1993 Fairfield Stacy Wagenseil (Canisius) Debbie Belkin (Fairfield)
1994 Loyola (11-10-0 overall, 6-1-0 MAAC) Loyola Stacy Wagenseil (Canisius)
Val Kujan (Siena)
Glenn Crooks (Saint Peter's)
Dave Gerrity (Loyola)
1995 Loyola (10-6-4 overall, 6-1-0 MAAC) Fairfield Kelli Hurley (Fairfield) Erin Gilroy (Loyola) Dave Gerrity (Loyola)
1996 Loyola Nicole Tracey (Saint Peter's) Erin Gilroy (Loyola) Scott Sylvester (Saint Peter's)
1997 Fairfield Abby Allen (Fairfield) Maria Piechocki (Fairfield)
1998 Fairfield Abby Allen (Fairfield) Maria Piechocki (Fairfield)
1999 Loyola (13-4-1 overall, 8-0-1 MAAC) Fairfield Pam Cluff (Fairfield) Julie Kapcala (Loyola) Peter Veltri (Niagara)
2000 Loyola (15-5-0, 9-0-0 MAAC) Loyola Pam Cluff (Fairfield) Julie Kapcala (Loyola) Joe Mallia (Loyola)
2001 Loyola Julie Anne Forman (Fairfield) Megan McGonagle (Marist)
Steve Karbowski (Siena)
2002 Fairfield (9-7-3 overall, 8-0-1 MAAC) Loyola Rosie Luzak (Niagara) Noel Cox (Siena) Steve Karbowski (Siena)
2003 Loyola (12-9-1 overall, 8-0-1 MAAC) Loyola Tami Coyle (Rider) Lindsay Tracey (Loyola)
Katy Owings (Niagara)
Peter Veltri (Niagara)
2004 Loyola (16-4-0 overall, 9-0-0 MAAC) Loyola Ali Andrzejewski (Loyola) Lisa Jaffa (Loyola)
Noel Cox (Siena)
Emma Hayes (Iona)
2005 Loyola (15-5-0 overall, 9-0-0 MAAC) Fairfield Ali Andrzejewski (Loyola) Sarra Moller (Loyola) Peter Veltri (Niagara)
2006 Loyola (10-7-2 overall, 8-1-0 MAAC) Niagara Kristen Turner (Siena) Brett Maron (Fairfield) John Byford (Loyola)
2007 Marist (11-5-3 overall, 7-1-1 MAAC) Loyola Brittany Bisnott (Niagara) Brittany Henderson (Loyola) Elizabeth Roper (Marist)
2008 Loyola (10-6-4 overall, 7-0-2 MAAC) Fairfield Ahna Johnson (Fairfield) Sarra Moller (Loyola) Jim Wendling (Canisius)
2009 Loyola (13-4-3 overall, 9-0-0 MAAC) Loyola Theresa Ferraina (Loyola) Brittany Henderson (Loyola) Katherine Vettori (Loyola)
2010 Canisius (14-7-0 overall, 7-2-0 MAAC) Siena
2011 Marist (13-6-2 overall, 7-1-1 MAAC) Marist
2012 Marist (15-7-0 overall, 8-1-0 MAAC) Loyola

Swimming and DivingEdit

ChampionsEdit

Year Men's Champion Women's Champion
1984 <center>La Salle <center>La Salle
1985 <center>La Salle <center>Army
1986 <center>La Salle <center>La Salle
1987 <center>Army <center>Army
1988 <center>Army <center>Army
1989 <center>La Salle <center>Army
1990 <center>La Salle <center>Army
1991 <center>La Salle <center>La Salle
1992 <center>La Salle <center>La Salle
1993 <center>Iona <center>Loyola
1994 <center>Niagara <center>Loyola
1995 <center>Loyola <center>Loyola
1996 <center>Marist <center>Loyola
1997 <center>Marist <center>Marist
1998 <center>Marist <center>Marist
1999 <center>Marist <center>Marist
2000 <center>Marist <center>Marist
2001 <center>Marist <center>Rider
2002 <center>Marist <center>Marist
2003 <center>Marist <center>Rider
2004 <center>Rider <center>Marist
2005 <center>Marist <center>Marist
2006 <center>Marist <center>Marist
2007 <center>Marist <center>Marist
2008 <center>Marist <center>Marist
2009 <center>Loyola <center>Rider
2010 <center>Loyola <center>Marist
2011 <center>Loyola <center>Marist
2012 <center>Rider <center>Marist
2013 <center>Rider <center>Marist

Cross countryEdit

ChampionsEdit

Year Men's Champion Women's Champion
1981 <center>Iona <center>
1982 <center>Iona <center>
1983 <center>Iona <center>Holy Cross
1984 <center>La Salle <center> Holy Cross
1985 <center>Iona <center>Holy Cross
1986 <center>Army <center>Manhattan
1987 <center>Army <center>Fordham
1988 <center>Iona <center>Fordham
1989 <center>La Salle <center>Fordham
1990 <center>La Salle <center>Canisius
1991 <center>Iona <center>Canisius
1992 <center>Iona <center>Canisius
1993 <center>Iona <center>Manhattan
1994 <center>Iona <center>Manhattan
1995 <center>Iona <center>Canisius
1996 <center>Iona <center>Manhattan
1997 <center>Iona <center>Canisius
1998 <center>Iona <center>Marist
1999 <center>Iona <center>Manhattan
2000 <center>Iona <center>Marist
2001 <center>Iona <center>Iona
2002 <center>Iona <center>Manhattan
2003 <center>Iona <center>Loyola
2004 <center>Iona <center>Marist
2005 <center>Iona <center>Iona
2006 <center>Iona <center>Iona
2007 <center>Iona <center>Iona
2008 <center>Iona <center>Iona
2009 <center>Iona <center>Iona
2010 <center>Iona <center>Iona
2011 <center>Iona <center>Iona
2012 <center>Iona <center>Iona

FootballEdit

The MAAC Football League was formed before the 1993 season and folded after the 2007 season.

At its peak in 1997, it consisted of 10 teams:

ChampionsEdit

  • 1993 Iona (5-0-0)
  • 1994 Marist (6-1) & St. John's (6-1)
  • 1995 Duquesne (7-0)
  • 1996 Duquesne (8-0)
  • 1997 Georgetown (7-0)
  • 1998 Fairfield (6-1) & Georgetown (6-1)
  • 1999 Duquesne (7-1)
  • 2000 Duquesne (7-0)
  • 2001 Duquesne (6-0)
  • 2002 Duquesne (8-0)
  • 2003 Duquesne (5-0)
  • 2004 Duquesne (4-0)
  • 2005 Duquesne (4-0)
  • 2006 Duquesne (3-1) & Marist (3-1)
  • 2007 Duquesne, Iona & Marist (all 2-1)

LacrosseEdit

FacilitiesEdit

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School Basketball arena Capacity Baseball stadium Capacity Soccer stadium Capacity
Canisus Koessler Athletic Center 2,176 Demske Sports Complex 1,200 Demske Sports Complex 1,200
Fairfield Webster Bank Arena 9,000 Alumni Baseball Diamond 600 Lessing Field 600
Iona Hynes Athletic Center 2,611 City Park N/A Mazzella Field 2,440
Loyola Reitz Arena 3,000 Non-baseball school Ridley Athletic Complex 6,000
Manhattan Draddy Gymnasium 2,345 Van Cortlandt Park 500 Gaelic Park 2,000
Marist McCann Arena 3,200 James J. McCann Baseball Field 350 Tenney Stadium 5,000
Niagara Gallagher Center 2,400 Sal Maglie Stadium 4,000 Niagara Field 1,200
Rider Alumni Gymnasium 1,650 Sonny Pittaro Field 2,000 Rider Campus Soccer Field 1,000
Siena Times Union Center (men)
Alumni Recreation Center (women)
15,229
4,000
Siena Baseball Field 500 Siena Turf Field 1,000
Saint Peter's Yanitelli Center 3,200 Joseph J. Jaroschak Field N/A Joseph J. Jaroschak Field N/A

Notable sports figuresEdit

Some of the notable sport figures who played collegiately and/or graduated from a MAAC school, include:

BaseballEdit

BasketballEdit

  • Joe Arlauckas, former NBA player (Niagara)
  • John Beilein, collegiate men's basketball head coach (Canisius)
  • Matt Brady, current James Madison men's basketball coach (Siena)
  • Steve Burtt, Sr., former NBA player (Iona)
  • Al Butler, former NBA player (Niagara)
  • Keydren Clark, two-time NCAA scoring leader; seventh all-time NCAA scoring leader (Saint Peter's)
  • Larry Costello, former NBA player and coach; six-time NBA All-Star (Niagara)
  • Joe DeSantis, former men's college basketball coach; 1979 NCAA All-American (Fairfield)
  • Chris D'Orso, current Orlando Magic executive (Fairfield) [10]
  • Kathy Fedorjaka, current Bucknell women's basketball coach (Fairfield)[11]
  • Luis Flores, former NBA player (Manhattan)
  • Greg Francis, current Alberta men's basketball coach; former Canadian Olympic basketball player (Fairfield)
  • Deng Gai, former NBA player; 2006 NCAA block shot leader (Fairfield)
  • Sean Green, former NBA player (Iona)
  • Kenny Hasbrouck, current Miami Heat player (Siena)
  • Frank Layden, former NBA coach and executive; NBA Coach of the Year and Executive of the Year (Niagara)
  • Manny Leaks, former NBA player (Niagara)
  • Tim Legler, former NBA player; current ESPN analyst (La Salle)
  • Ralph Lewis, former NBA player (La Salle)
  • Nick Macarchuk, former men's college basketball coach (Fairfield)[12]
  • Bob MacKinnon, former NBA Head Coach and General Manager of the New Jersey Nets (Canisius)
  • Johnny McCarthy, member of the 1963-64 NBA Champion Boston Celtics and first of just three players in NBA history to record a triple-double in a playoff debut (Canisius)
  • Brendan Malone, former NBA head coach (Iona)
  • Michael Meeks, former Canadian Olympic basketball player (Canisius)
  • Juan Mendez, professional basketball player in Europe; highest scoring Canadian in Division I men's basketball history (Niagara)
  • Mike Morrison, former NBA player (Loyola)
  • Dan O'Sullivan, former NBA player (Fordham)
  • Tim O'Toole, current ESPN analyst; former men's college basketball coach (Fairfield)
  • Doug Overton, former NBA player (La Salle)
  • Digger Phelps, current ESPN analyst; former men's college basketball coach (Rider)
  • Darren Phillip, 2000 NCAA Top Rebounder (Fairfield)
  • Rick Pych, current San Antonio Spurs executive (Fairfield)
  • Jeff Ruland, former NBA player (Iona)
  • Tricia Fabbri, current Quinnipiac women's basketball coach (Fairfield)[13]
  • Lionel Simmons, former NBA player (La Salle)
  • Mike Smrek, former NBA player (Canisius)
  • Jason Thompson, current Sacramento Kings player (Rider)
  • Edwin Ubiles current Washington Wizards player (Siena)
  • Randy Woods, former NBA player (La Salle)
  • A. J. Wynder, former NBA player (Fairfield)
  • Bobby Joe Hatton - former professional basketball player; member of the Puerto Rico national basketball team at the 2004 Olympic Games (Marist)
  • Jared Jordan - professional basketball player; 45th pick in the 2007 NBA Draft (Marist)
  • Sean N. Kennedy - former professional basketball player (Marist)
  • Maureen Magarity - current University of New Hampshire women's head basketball coach (Marist)

SoccerEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Hildes-Heim, Norman (2002-07-06). "New York Times - Marist College Gains Cup Semifinals". The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2002/07/06/sports/plus-rowing-marist-college-gains-cup-semifinals.html.
  2. "Flores, Kresge lead Marist past Middle Tennessee". http://sports.espn.go.com/ncw/recap?gameId=274000006. Retrieved 2007-03-30.
  3. "All Time NCAA Cross Country Rankings". http://www.fasterthanforty.com/the-fairest-of-all-time-historical-ncaa-cross-country-rankings/.
  4. http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1957&dat=19950627&id=QHk1AAAAIBAJ&sjid=0-AFAAAAIBAJ&pg=4189,6306499
  5. http://www.maristcircle.com/mobile/news/maac-tournament-finds-neutral-court-in-mass-1.2800820
  6. http://www.maacsports.com
  7. "Loyola University Maryland accepts invitation to join Patriot League starting with 2013-14 season" (Press release). Patriot League. August 29, 2012. http://www.patriotleague.org/genrel/082912aaa.html. Retrieved August 30, 2012.
  8. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/349790-can-the-metro-atlantic-earn-an-at-large-bid
  9. Brennan, Sean (2012-03-14). "Gaels give away lead in First Four loss to BYU". Daily News. http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/college/2012-ncaa-tournament-iona-basketball-blows-huge-lead-byu-back-25-point-first-half-deficit-advance-article-1.1038590.
  10. Orlando Magic: Chris D'Orso
  11. Bucknell Bison: Kathy Fedorjaka
  12. Stony Brook Seawolves: Nick Macarchuk
  13. Quinnipiac Bobcats: Tricia Fabbri
  14. "Men's Soccer Milos Kocic Taken by D.C. United in MLS Draft," Loyola University Maryland Alumni Association, Thursday, January 15, 2009.
  15. Schwerin, Bo. "Game On," Loyola (Magazine of Loyola University Maryland), April 2010.
  16. Fordham Rams: Jim McElderry

External linksEdit

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