About Saint Michael's Athletics

Our athletes work hard inside and outside the classroom. Nearly 25 percent of Saint Michael's students play sports at the varsity level, while another 40 percent take part in our recreation programs. 

Our coaching, instructional and administrative staffs are devoted to a philosophy that embraces the development of the whole person. We are committed to the pursuit of excellence, both in the classroom and on the playing field.

Quick Facts
Director of Athletics: Chris Kenny '86 M'98 P'18
Varsity Athletic Teams: 21
NCAA Affiliation: NCAA Division II. Women's ice hockey competes in the Division I New England Women's Hockey Alliance (NEWHA) and will be eligible for the NCAA National Collegiate Championship beginning in 2021-22. Alpine and Nordic skiing are eligible for the NCAA National Collegiate Championship, which takes qualifiers from NCAA Divisions I, II and III.
Conference Affiliation: Northeast-10 Conference (NCAA DII), Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (NCAA DI/II/III), New England Women's Hockey Alliance (NCAA DI)

College Quick Facts
Founded: 1904 by Society of Saint Edmund
17th President:
D.E. Lorraine Sterritt

Athletic Department Mission Statement
The Saint Michael’s College Athletic Department seeks to provide high quality, broad-based athletic and recreational experiences while holding intellectual, personal, social, moral and spiritual growth paramount in the process of developing the whole “human person”.

Guiding Principles
The department is committed to providing activities to meet the needs of all students and will offer quality programs in varsity sports, intramurals, recreation and wilderness programs.
The programs offered will foster the development of teamwork and cooperation as well as competitiveness, and promote the expectation of good sporting behavior and ethical conduct both on and off the field.

The department is committed to offering programs that reflect an ongoing commitment to gender equity and diversity, and are conducted in harmony with the educational purposes of the institution. More information about the College's latest Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA) report can be found here. (To find Saint Michael's, click on "Get data for one school," and then search for Saint Michael's.)

The intercollegiate coaches will recruit talented student-athletes who are representative of the student body, and will challenge them to excel in a highly competitive national academic and athletic environment.

The primary focus of program offerings and facility scheduling will be: Saint Michael’s College students; members of the Saint Michael’s College community; prospective students; service and youth group organizations.

The department is fully committed to NCAA Division II and NE10 ideals and values.

Find a testimonial about the quality of the Saint Michael's Athletic Department here.