Post University Athletics
The mission of intercollegiate athletics program at Post University is to focus on career development through academic preparation and to play an integral role in fostering self-awareness, leadership skills, and personal development. The athletics program subscribes to the National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) stated belief in and commitment to the student-athlete:
The collegiate model of athletics in which students participate as an avocation, balancing their academic, social and athletics experiences.
The athletics program creates an environment that enhances an individual's personal and academic development, builds competitive spirit and excellence in performance, and emphasizes teamwork and leadership, which are all important characteristics identified in the overall mission of Post University.
The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics competes in the NCAA at the Division II level. Post University is also a member of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC). Post University is an associate member in the East Coast Conference (ECC) for men's and women's indoor ttrack, Northeast-10 Conderence (NE10) for men's ice hockey and New England Women's Hocky Alliance (NEWHA) for women's ice hockey. Competition within these conferences occurs within the New England Mid-Atlantic states. The Post Eagles compete in the Collegiate Sprint Football League against Army, Navy, Penn, Cornell, Franklin Pierce, Chestnut Hill, Caldwell, and Mansfield University and Saint Thomas Aquinas. Post University also has a cheerleading team. Beginning in the fall of 2021, Post University will sponsor men's and women's rugby. Further information is available on the athletics website at www.posteagles.com.
Any student who participates as a member of an NCAA program must meet all applicable NCAA and institutional requirements for initial and continuing eligibility. For more information about eligibility and NCAA compliance please contact AJ McNamara, Associate Director of Athletics, Compliance ([email protected]) or Karin Mann, Senior Associate Director of Athletics, Compliance ([email protected]). If Mr. McNamara and Ms. Mann are not available, students may reach out to Ronnie Palmer, Athletic Director ([email protected]) with any eligibility and/or compliance questions.
Students can also contact the NCAA Eligibility Center (NCAA Eligibility Center) for additional information. Students are advised that SAT or ACT scores are required for student-athletes planning to participate in an NCAA Division II athletic program.
Student Athlete Advisory Committee
Student-athletes have a voice in the NCAA through advisory committees at the campus, conference, and national level. Each committee includes student-athletes assembled to provide insight on the student-athlete experience and offer input on the rules, regulations, and policies that affect student-athletes' lives on campus. Additional information can be found at the NCAA website at www.ncaa.org. The functions of the campus Student Athlete Advisory Committee include the following:
- Promoting communication between athletics administration and student-athletes.
- Disseminating information.
- Providing feedback and insight into athletics department issues.
- Generating a student-athlete voice within the campus athletics department formulation of policies.
- Building a sense of community within the athletics program involving all athletics teams.
- Soliciting student-athlete responses to proposed conference and NCAA legislation.
- Organizing community service efforts.
- Creating a vehicle for student-athlete representation on campus-wide committees (e.g., student government).
- Promoting a positive student-athlete image on campus.
The Post University Drubner Center, a fully operational sport facility, includes a gymnasium/basketball court, two tennis courts, a weight room, a batting cage, golf hitting area, hockey puck/shot area, mezzanine with a cardiovascular area, and a rehabilitation area. The Drubner Center is the home site for volleyball games in the fall, as well as men's and women's basketball in the winter.
Post University is very proud of this field which features a synthetic turf surface field. The multi-purpose field also serves as the home site for Sprint football, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's lacrosse, and softball.
Hop Brook Lake and Park, run by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, provides an ideal locale for Post University cross country meets. The 536-acre park has recreation opportunities, abundant wildlife, and a peaceful atmosphere, all within walking distance of our campus. The more than seven miles of hiking, biking, and running trails are meticulously maintained. It is a rich resource for every student. Post University's baseball team plays home games at nearby Waterbury Municipal Stadium. The men's and women's tennis teams utilize the Edgewood Bath & Tennis Club. The Rinks of Shelton is the men's and women's home ice rink. The home course for the men's and women's golf teams is the Country Club of Waterbury.
All teams compete for conference championships within the CACC except for women's ice hockey which competes in the New England Women's Hockey Alliance (NEWHA), men's ice hockey which competes in the Northeast-10 (NE10) and Sprint football which competes as a member of the CSFL and men's and women's indoor track and field compete in the ECC. Winning a conference championship in the CACC, CCA, and NEWHA results in a trip to the NCAA Tournament. The 2021-2022 academic year will mark the first season for men's rugby competing in the New England Wide Collegiate Rugby Conference (NEWCRC) and women's rugby which will compete in the National Intercollegiate Rugby Association (NIRA).
Athletics routinely participate in post-season play. Each coach strives to develop student-athletes who will graduate as experienced team players with an understanding of the value of shared efforts and the role of outstanding leadership. Coaches push players up and down the lineup to accomplish their best both on and off the field. This attentive and focused preparation allows student-athletes to graduate equipped with the tools and skills needed to realize their ambitions.
NCAA Division II Sports at Post University
|NCAA Division II Sports at Post University
||Baseball and Softball
|Men's and Women's Soccer
||Men's and Women's Golf
|Men's and Women's Cross Country
||Men's ice Hockey
||Men's and Women's Lacrosse
||Women's Ice Hockey
||Men's and Women's Track
||Men's and Women's Indoor Track
|Men's and Women's Rugby