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Over 380 New England College students participate in varsity or club sports. We have 16 varsity sports, a variety of diverse club sports, and also outdoor recreation abundantly available in our four-season New England setting.

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Varsity Sports

We’re excited to be skiing at Pats Peak! It is the home of New England College Men’s and Women’s Alpine Ski Team.

Men’s Varsity Sports:

  • Alpine Skiing
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Wrestling

Women’s Varsity Sports:

  • Alpine Skiing
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Field Hockey
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball (beginning 2017-18 academic year)

Club & Recreational Sports

Club sports at NEC represent current interests of students and are predominantly student driven, providing leadership opportunities in organization, management, and coaching.

Men’s Rugby

The New England College Rugby team is a men’s collegiate rugby program that plays in the East Coast Rugby Conference (ECRC). Head coach welcomes all players of various skill levels to his program. NEC plays a full conference 15’s schedule in the fall and full 7’s schedule in the spring.

Recent accomplishments – 2014 National Champion in VII’s, 2014 Runner-up National Championship in XV’s, 2013 semi-finalist National Championship in VII’s (3rd place) & in XV’s (3rd place), 2012, 2013 New England & Northeast Champion in XV’s, 2013, 2014 Northeast Champion in VII’s.

Men’s Junior Varsity Ice Hockey

New England College JV Ice Hockey competes throughout the months of October-February. All games are played at the New England College Lee Clement Arena.

Ultimate Frisbee

New England College Ultimate Frisbee is one of the largest and most active organizations on campus with close to 80 members. There are two options for players, intramural and competitive. The intramural league plays semester-long seasons on campus. It’s a great opportunity to have fun, make friends, and get active. The club also has a team that competes with other colleges from the Northeast and is part of the Ultimate Players Association (UPA).

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New England College Dance meets regularly year round and periodically performs at NEC’s “Midnight Madness” and other athletic events.


New England College Lacrosse competes in the spring with other Northeast schools. Members are expected to supply their own protective equipment.

Men’s Ice Hockey

New England College Ice Hockey competes in the winter with other Northeast schools. Members are expected to supply their own protective equipment.

Men’s and Women’s Soccer

New England College Soccer is an indoor soccer league that convenes in the spring.

Recreational Sports

Coeducational recreational sports are an integral part of New England College student development and have included flag football, basketball, volleyball, and softball. All members of the College community – including students, faculty, staff and administration – are welcome and encouraged to participate.

Tennis, badminton, mountain bike races, 5K road races, and alpine ski and snowboard races have been offered as both coed and single-sex activities.

New England College is fortunate to be minutes away from a well groomed mountain, perfect for skiing and snowboarding as well as surrounding alpine sports. As an extra benefit to students, faculty and staff, NEC provides complimentary access to Pats Peak Ski Area, free of charge!