Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC, //) is a collegiate athletic conference affiliated in NCAA Division I, consisting of eleven schools coming from three states of the northeastern United States: Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York.
|Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference|
|Region||Northeastern United States|
|Headquarters||Edison, New Jersey|
|Commissioner||Richard J. Ensor (since 1988)|
The members are all relatively small private institutions, many of them Catholic or formerly Catholic, the only exceptions being three private but secular institutions: Rider University and the conference's two newest members, Monmouth and Quinnipiac Universities.
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 15 automatic bids to NCAA Championships. In 2012–13, the MAAC became eligible for its 15th NCAA Championship when Women's Rowing fulfilled qualifying requirements.
The league added football in 1993, discontinuing 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 University 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.
In September 2011, the conference announced the launch of MAAC.TV, the league's first broadband network.
In March 2012, for the first time in 16 years, the MAAC had two teams advance to the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship, with Loyola earning the league's automatic bid and Iona garnering an at-large bid.
In July 2013 Quinnipiac University and Monmouth University joined the MAAC to replace Loyola University Maryland, which departed to join the Patriot League. Also in 2013 the MAAC announced that it would add field hockey as its 25th sport with league play beginning in the 2013-14 academic year. However, field hockey will no longer be a conference sport after the 2018–19 academic year; the MAAC field hockey league will be effectively taken over by the Northeast Conference, which will reinstate the sport.
Over the conference's history 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. In 2007, the Marist women's basketball team advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Championship. The Red Foxes have recorded five NCAA wins since their run in 2007. In the fall of 2011, the Iona men's cross country team finished tied for ninth place at the NCAA Championship race, extended the Gaels' streak to 10 straight Top 10 national finishes. In basketball MAAC teams have made a total of 80 NIT appearances and 50 NCAA basketball tournament appearances.
Notable MAAC student athletes include Mary Beth Riley, a 1991 graduate of Canisius, who was the first recipient of the NCAA Woman of the Year Award and Erin Whalen, a member of the Iona women's rowing team, who in the fall of 1998, was awarded one of the nation's 32 Rhodes Scholarships for academic achievement and civic leadership.
Current member institutionsEdit
Full member institutionsEdit
The MAAC currently has 11 member institutions.
|Institution||Location||Founded||Joined||Type||Enrollment||Endowment||Nickname||US News Ranking||Colors|
|Canisius College||Buffalo, New York||1870||1989||Private||5,148||$96,000,000||Golden Griffins||27
|Fairfield University||Fairfield, Connecticut||1942||1981||Private||5,000||$324,000,000||Stags||3
|Iona College||New Rochelle, New York||1940||1981||Private||4,241||$52,500,000||Gaels||66
|Manhattan College||Bronx, New York||1853||1981||Private||3,675||$76,000,000||Jaspers||14
|Marist College||Poughkeepsie, New York||1929||1997||Private||6,200||$213,000,000||Red Foxes||8
|Monmouth University||West Long Branch, New Jersey||1933||2013||Private||6,500||$60,400,000||Hawks||30
|Niagara University||Lewiston, New York||1856||1989||Private||4,250||$72,200,000||Purple Eagles||54
|Quinnipiac University||Hamden, Connecticut||1929||2013||Private||9,000||$387,964,000||Bobcats||11
|Rider University||Lawrenceville, New Jersey||1865||1997||Private||5,400||$57,300,000||Broncs||18
|Saint Peter's University||Jersey City, New Jersey||1872||1981||Private||3,300||$31,500,000||Peacocks (men's)
|Siena College||Loudonville, New York||1937||1989||Private||3,200||$120,700,000||Saints||126
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Associate member institutionsEdit
With the MAAC dropping field hockey as a sponsored sport after the 2018 season, combined with the sport's reinstatement by the NEC, all three current associate members in that sport will move their teams to the NEC full time. However, of the three, only Sacred Heart (highlighted in red) will completely leave the MAAC. Bryant (highlighted in yellow) will remain a MAAC member in men's swimming and diving. LIU Brooklyn, which will be merged into a new unified LIU athletic program in 2019 (also in yellow), will add women's water polo in 2019–20 and place that sport in the MAAC.
- After the 2018–19 school year, Long Island University will merge the athletic programs of its two campuses—Division I LIU Brooklyn and Division II LIU Post—into a single Division I program under the LIU name. All varsity sports previously sponsored by either campus will continue to be sponsored by the new LIU program, which will inherit all of LIU Brooklyn's memberships.
- The unified LIU athletic program will be nicknamed Sharks.
Former member institutionsEdit
Former full member institutionsEdit
|United States Military Academy
|West Point, New York||1802||1981||1990||Federal||4,624||Black Knights||Patriot|
|Fordham University||Bronx, New York||1841||1981||1990||Private||15,189||Rams||Atlantic 10 (A-10)|
|College of the Holy Cross||Worcester, Massachusetts||1843||1983||1990||Private||2,872||Crusaders||Patriot|
|La Salle University||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||1863||1983||1992||Private||7,554||Explorers||Atlantic 10 (A-10)|
|Loyola University Maryland||Baltimore, Maryland||1852||1989||2013||Private||6,080||Greyhounds||Patriot|
Former associate member institutionsEdit
- For former associates in men's ice hockey, see Atlantic Hockey
|Institution||Location||Founded||Joined||Left||Type||Enrollment||Nickname||Current Conference||MAAC Sport(s)|
|Colgate University||Hamilton, New York||1819||1989-90||1989-90||Private||2,939||Raiders||Patriot||baseball|
|Le Moyne College||Syracuse, New York||1946||1989-90bs.
(NCAA Division II)
|Robert Morris University1||Moon Township, Pennsylvania||1921||2013-14||2013-14||Private||5,100||Colonials||Northeast (NEC)||field hockey|
|Rider University2||Lawrenceville, New Jersey||1865||1996-97m.gf
men's swimming & diving,
women's swimming & diving
|Jacksonville University3||Jacksonville, Florida||1934||2010-11||2012-13||Private||3,741||Dolphins||Atlantic Sun (ASUN)
(SoCon for men's lacrosse)
|Marist College4||Poughkeepsie, New York||1929||1995-96m.lax.
|Private||6,200||Red Foxes||MAAC||men's lacrosse,|
men's swimming & diving,
women's swimming & diving
|Mount St. Mary's University||Emmitsburg, Maryland||1808||1995-96m.lax,
|Private||2,240||Mountaineers||Northeast (NEC)||men's lacrosse,|
|Providence College||Providence, Rhode Island||1917||1995-96||2008-09||Private||4,607||Friars||Big East||men's lacrosse|
|Quinnipiac University5||Hamden, Connecticut||1929||1998-99||2000-01||Private||9,000||Bobcats||MAAC||men's lacrosse|
|Sacred Heart University6||Fairfield, Connecticut||1963||1999-2000m.lax.
|Private||7,016||Pioneers||Northeast (NEC)||men's lacrosse,|
|Saint Joseph's University||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||1851||1996-97||2009-10||Private||8,800||Hawks||Atlantic 10 (A-10)||men's lacrosse|
|Virginia Military Institute7||Lexington, Virginia||1839||2002-03||2012-13||Public||1,500||Keydets||SoCon||men's lacrosse|
|Wagner College||Staten Island, New York||1883||1999-2000m.lax,
|Private||2,400||Seahawks||Northeast (NEC)||men's lacrosse,|
|Boston University||Boston, Massachusetts||1839||2009-10||2012-13||Private||31,766||Terriers||Patriot League||women's golf|
|Butler University||Indianapolis, Indiana||1855||2012-13||2012-13||Private||4,667||Bulldogs||Big East||women's golf|
|Duquesne University||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania||1878||1994-95fb.
|Private||10,364||Dukes||Atlantic 10 (A-10)||football, women's lacrosse|
- - Robert Morris remains an affiliate in women's rowing.
- - Rider is now a full member of the MAAC.
- - Jacksonville remains an affiliate in men's and women's rowing.
- - Marist is now a full member of the MAAC.
- - Quinnipiac is now a full member of the MAAC.
- - Sacred Heart remains an affiliate in field hockey.
- - VMI remains an affiliate in women's water polo.
The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference sponsors championship competition in ten men's and fourteen women's NCAA sanctioned sports. The conference also sponsors a championship in men's rowing, which is not currently sanctioned by the NCAA.
|Swimming & Diving|
|Track and Field (Indoor)|
|Track and Field (Outdoor)|
Men's sponsored sports by schoolEdit
|School||Baseball||Basketball||Cross Country||Golf||Lacrosse||Rowing[a]||Soccer||Swimming||Tennis||Track & Field
|Track & Field
|Total MAAC Sports|
- Men's rowing is not sanctioned by the NCAA, instead being governed by the Intercollegiate Rowing Association.
- Fairfield's men's lacrosse team does not participate in the MAAC; it currently plays in the Colonial Athletic Association.
- Affiliate members Detroit Mercy and St. Bonaventure.
- Affiliate member Jacksonville.
- Affiliate member Bryant.
Men's varsity sports not sponsored by the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference which are played by MAAC schools:
|School||Football||Ice Hockey||Sailing||Water Polo||Wrestling|
Women's sponsored sports by schoolEdit
|Golf||Lacrosse||Rowing||Soccer||Softball||Swimming||Tennis||Track & Field
|Track & Field
Women's varsity sports not sponsored by the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference which are played by MAAC schools:
- The MAAC will drop field hockey after the 2018 season, with that sport being effectively taken over by the Northeast Conference. All schools currently in MAAC field hockey will move that sport to the NEC except Monmouth, which will become a single-sport member of the America East Conference.
- Quinnipiac field hockey left the MAAC for the Big East Conference in 2016.
- Affiliate members Bryant, LIU Brooklyn, and Sacred Heart.
- Affiliate members Albany, Dayton, Hartford, and La Salle.
- Affiliate members Drake, Jacksonville, Robert Morris, Sacred Heart, and Stetson.
- Affiliate members St. Francis Brooklyn, La Salle, Villanova, VMI, and Wagner. The unified LIU athletic program will join this group of schools in 2019.
- Although the NCAA sponsors women's gymnastics, acrobatics and tumbling fall outside the scope of NCAA competition.
|Year||Regular Season Champion(s)||Tournament Champion||Player of 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)
|(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 (21–8, 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)
La Salle (19–10, 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)
Fairfield (20–10, 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)
|(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)|
Niagara (15–13, 12–6)
Siena (20–11, 12–6)
|(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)|
Rider (19–11, 13–5)
|(1) Niagara (20–10, 13–5)||Juan Mendez (Niagara)||Deng Gai (Fairfield)||Joe Mihalich (Niagara)|
|2006||Manhattan (20–11, 14–4)||(2) Iona (23–8, 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)|
|(1) Siena (23–11, 13–5)||Jason Thompson (Rider)||Jason Thompson (Rider)||Tommy Dempsey (Rider)|
|2009||Siena||(1) Siena (27–8, 16–2)||Kenny Hasbrouck (Siena)||Tyrone Lewis (Niagara)||Fran McCaffery (Siena)|
|2010||Siena||(1) Siena (27–7, 17–1)||Alex Franklin (Siena)||Anthony Johnson (Fairfield)||Kevin Willard (Iona)|
|2011||Fairfield (25–8, 15–3)||(4) Saint Peter's (20–14, 11–7)||Ryan Rossiter (Siena)||Anthony Nelson (Niagara)||Ed Cooley (Fairfield)|
|2012||Iona (25–8, 15–3)||(2) Loyola Md (24–9, 13–5)||Scott Machado (Iona)||Rhamel Brown (Manhattan)||Jimmy Patsos (Loyola)|
|2013||Niagara (19–14, 13–5)||(4) Iona (20–14, 11–7)||Lamont Jones (Iona)||Rhamel Brown (Manhattan)||Joe Mihalich (Niagara)|
|2014||Iona (22–11, 17–3)||(2) Manhattan (25–8, 15–5)||Billy Baron (Canisius)||Rhamel Brown (Manhattan)||Tim Cluess (Iona)|
|2015||Iona (26–9, 17–3)||(3) Manhattan (19–14, 13–7)||David Laury (Iona)||Ousmane Drame (Quinnipiac)||Kevin Baggett (Rider)|
|2016||Monmouth (28–8, 17–3)||(2) Iona (22–11, 16–4)||Justin Robinson (Monmouth)||Javion Ogunyemi (Siena)||King Rice (Monmouth)|
|2017||Monmouth (27–7, 18–2)||(3) Iona (22–13, 12–8)||Justin Robinson (Monmouth)||Chazz Patterson (Saint Peter's)||King Rice (Monmouth)|
|2018||Rider (22–10, 15–3)
Canisius (21–12, 15–3)
|(4) Iona (20–14, 11–7)||Jermaine Crumpton (Canisius)
Kahlil Dukes (Niagara)
|Pauly Paulicap (Manhattan)||Kevin Baggett (Rider)|
|2019||Iona||(1) Iona (17–15, 12–6)||Cameron Young (Quinnipiac)||Jonathan Kasibabu (Fairfield)||Tim Cluess (Iona)|
Postseason men's basketball historyEdit
'*' Best-of-three Championship Series
Men's Basketball NCAA Tournament at-large bidsEdit
In 2012, Iona, who was inspired by one of their all around best players Sean Armand, which had lost in the semifinals of that year's MAAC tournament, received an 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.
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 BYU 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.
|Year||Regular Season Champion(s)||Tournament Champion||Player of 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)||(1) Marist||Damika Martinez(Iona)||Leanne Ockenden (Marist)||Brian Giorgis (Marist)|
|2014||Iona (25-4, 18-2)||(2) Marist (27-6, 18-2)||Damika Martinez (Iona)||Leanne Ockenden (Marist)||Billi Godsey (Iona)|
|2015||Quinnipiac (28-3, 20-0)||(1) Quinnipiac||Damika Martinez (Iona)||Tehresa Coles (Siena)||Tricia Fabbri (Quinnipiac)|
|2016||Quinnipiac (24-8, 17-3)||(2) Iona (23-11, 16-4)||Tori Jarosz (Marist)||Amani Tatum (Manhattan)||Tricia Fabbri (Quinnipiac)|
|2017||Quinnipiac (24-6, 17-3)||(1) Quinnipiac||Robin Perkins (Rider)||Jackie Benitez (Siena)||Lynn Milligan (Rider)|
|2018||Quinnipiac (26-5, 17-0)||(1) Quinnipiac||Victoria Rampado (Niagara)||Maura Fitzpatrick (Marist)||Tricia Fabbri (Quinnipiac)|
|2019||Quinnipiac (23-6, 18-0)||(1) Quinnipiac||Stella Johnson (Rider)||Courtney Warley (Manhattan)||Tricia Fabbri (Quinnipiac)|
Postseason women's basketball historyEdit
From 1990 through 1993, the MAAC, split into two divisions.
|Year||Regular Season Champ||Tournament Champ||Offensive/Overall Player the Year||Defensive of the Year||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||Emery Welshman (Siena)||Assaf Sheleg (Saint Peter's)||Guy Abrahamson (Saint Peter's)|
|2011||Fairfield (12-5-1 overall, 8-0-1 MAAC)||Fairfield||Carl Haworth (Niagara)||Michael O'Keeffe (Fairfield)||Carl Rees (Fairfield)|
|2012||Loyola (13-6-1 overall, 7-1-1 MAAC)||Niagara||Sindre Ek (Siena)||Rene DeZorzi (Niagara)||Brett Petricek (Niagara)||Gareth Elliott (Siena)|
|2013||Monmouth (8-6-5 overall, 7-1-2 MAAC)||Quinnipiac||Franklin Castellanos (Iona)||Matt Jeffery (Monmounth)||Borja Angoitia (Quinnipiac)||Jorden Scott (Manhattan)|
|2014||Quinnipiac (10-4-5 overall, 7-0-3 MAAC)||Monmouth||Ignacio Maganto (Iona)||Matt Jeffery (Monmounth)||Borja Angoitia (Quinnipiac)||Eric Da Costa (Quinnipiac)|
|2015||Monmouth (11-3-4 overall, 7-0-3 MAAC)||Rider||Marcos Nunez (Iona)||David Acuna Camacho (Monmounth)||Eric Klenofsky (Monmouth)||Robert McCourt (Monmouth)|
|2016||Quinnipiac (13-7-0 overall, 8-2-0 MAAC)||Rider||Cameron Harr (Marist)||Thomas Teupen (Canisius)||Eric Klenofsky (Monmouth)
Ryan Baird (Rider)
|Eric Da Costa (Quinnipiac)|
|2017||Fairfield (12-4-3 overall, 7-1-2 MAAC)||Fairfield||Allen Gavilanes (Marist)||Alex Grattarola (Canisius)||Marcellin Gohier (Manhattan)||Carl Rees (Fairfield)|
|2018||Fairfield (11-5-2 overall, 8-0-2 MAAC)||Rider||Eamon Whelan (Quinnipiac)||Jonas Vergin (Fairfield)||Gordon Botterill (Fairfield)||Carl Rees (Fairfield)|
|Year||Regular Season Champ||Tournament Champ||Overall/Offensive Player of the Year||Defensive of the Year||Goalkeeper of the Year||Coach of the Year|
|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||Kelly Reinwald (Canisius)
Nichole Schiro (Loyola)
|Ashleigh Bowers (Niagara)||Drayson Hounsome (Rider)|
|2011||Marist (13-6-2 overall, 7-1-1 MAAC)||Marist||Nichole Schiro (Loyola)||Kelly Boudreau (Fairfield)||Katherine Lyn (Marist)|
|2012||Marist (15-7-0 overall, 8-1-0 MAAC)||Loyola||Nichole Schiro (Loyola)||Alli Walsh (Fairfield)||Didi Haracic (Loyola)||Jim O'Brien (Fairfield)|
|2013||Monmouth (16-1-2 overall, 8-0-2 MAAC)||Monmouth||Dana Costello (Monmouth)||Emma Pichl (Fairfield)||Ashley Lewis (Monmouth)||Krissy Turner (Monmouth)|
|2014||Monmouth(14-5-0 overall, 9-1-0 MAAC)||Rider||Tara Ballay (Rider)||Alexa Freguletti (Monmouth)||Taylor Booth (Siena)||Krissy Turner (Monmouth)|
|2015||Monmouth(15-4-2 overall, 9-1-0 MAAC)||Siena||Alexis McTamney (Monmouth)||Jenny Bitzer (Manhattan)||Kristen Skonieczny (Manhattan)||Brendan Lawler (Manhattan)|
|2016||Monmouth(14-5-2 overall, 9-0-1 MAAC)||Monmouth||Alexis McTamney (Monmouth)||Tara Sobierjaski (Siena)||Bethany-May Howard (Rider)||Krissy Turner (Monmouth)|
|2017||Monmouth(14-5-2 overall, 9-0-1 MAAC)||Monmouth||Erica Modena (Manhattan)||Gabriella Cuevas (Monmouth)||Amanda Knaub (Monmouth)||Krissy Turner (Monmouth)|
|2018||Monmouth(16-4-1 overall, 9-1-0 MAAC)||Monmouth||Madie Gibson (Monmouth)||Jessica Johnson (Monmouth)||Taylor Dorado (Siena)||Leigh Howard (Marist)|
Swimming and divingEdit
|Year||Men's Champion||Women's Champion|
|Year||Men's Champion||Women's Champion|
Notable sports figuresEdit
Some of the notable sport figures who played collegiately and/or graduated from a MAAC school, include:
1st Hispanic in MLB
MLB All-Star Pitcher
Hall of Fame MLB Manager
- Jack Armstrong, former MLB pitcher; 1990 MLB All-Star and World Champion (Rider)
- John Axford, current relief pitcher for Los Angeles Dodgers (Canisius)
- Kevin Barry, former MLB pitcher (Rider)
- Shad Barry, former MLB player (Niagara)
- Chris Begg, pitcher for Team Canada at the 2004 Summer Olympics and World Baseball Classic (Niagara)
- Brad Brach, current relief pitcher for Atlanta Braves (Monmouth)
- Frank Brooks, former MLB relief pitcher (Saint Peter's)
- Frank Cashen, former General Manager of the Baltimore Orioles and 1986 World Series Champion New York Mets (Loyola)
- Keefe Cato, former MLB pitcher (Fairfield)
- Tim Christman, former MLB relief pitcher (Siena)
- Harry Croft, former MLB player (Niagara)
- Pete Harnisch, MLB All-Star Pitcher (Fordham)
- Billy Harrell, former MLB infielder (Siena)
- Jim Hoey, former MLB relief pitcher (Rider)
- Gary Holle, former MLB first baseman (Siena)
- Miguel Jimenez, former MLB pitcher (Fordham)
- Jeff Kunkel, former MLB player; 3rd overall pick of the 1983 MLB Draft by the Texas Rangers (Rider)
- Sal Maglie, former starting pitcher (Niagara)
- Joe McCarthy, former MLB catcher (Niagara)
- Rinty Monahan, former MLB player (Niagara)
- Ray Montgomery, former MLB player (Fordham)
- Danny Napoleon, former MLB outfielder (Rider)
- Mike Parisi, former MLB pitcher (Manhattan)
- Victor Santos, former MLB relief pitcher (Saint Peter's)
- Chuck Schilling, former MLB second baseman (Manhattan)
- Tom Waddell, former MLB pitcher (Manhattan)
Hall of Fame NBA Coach
NBA All-Star Guard
ESPN NCAA Analyst
NBA All-Star Center
Two-Time NBA Champion
- Joe Arlauckas, former NBA player (Niagara)
- John Beilein, current Michigan 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)
- Kathy Fedorjaka, current Bucknell women's basketball coach (Fairfield)
- 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, former NBA 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)
- 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)
- Lionel Simmons, former NBA player (La Salle)
- Mike Smrek, former NBA player (Canisius)
- Jason Thompson, former Sacramento Kings lottery draft pick, former Toronto Raptors and Golden State Warriors forward (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)
- Jose Aguinaga, New York Red Bulls draft pick, current New York Red Bulls II forward (Rider)
- Abby Allan, New Zealand women's national football team (Fairfield)
- Jamie Darvill, USL-2 player (Loyola)
- Anthony Di Biase, USL-2 player (Niagara)
- Bryan Harkin, USL-2 player (Fairfield)
- Christof Lindenmayer, former MLS player (Loyola)
- Mark Longwell, former U.S. National and NASL defender (Fairfield)
- Brett Maron, Women's Professional Soccer player (Fairfield)
- Jim McElderry, Fordham men's soccer coach and A-League player (Fairfield)
- Jim McKeown, former NASL defender (Rider)
- Tennant McVea, Finnish Premier Division player (Loyola)
- Michael O'Keeffe, New Zealand national football team (Fairfield)
- Bobby Smith, National Soccer Hall of Fame member; former U.S. National and NASL defender (Rider)
- Matt Turner, New England Revolution goalkeeper (Fairfield)
- Florian Valot, New York Red Bulls midfielder/forward (Rider)
- Murphy Wiredu, S. League player (Saint Peter's)
- Dennis Wit, former U.S. National and NASL player (Loyola)
- "About the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference". MAACsports.com.
- "Quinnipiac, Monmouth to join MAAC". ESPN.com. 2012-12-14.
- "MAAC to Add Field Hockey" (Press release). Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. April 19, 2013. Retrieved August 13, 2013.
- "Northeast Conference Re-Establishes Field Hockey Championship" (Press release). Northeast Conference. September 6, 2018. Retrieved September 15, 2018.
- Hildes-Heim, Norman (2002-07-06). "New York Times - Marist College Gains Cup Semifinals". The New York Times.
- "Flores, Kresge lead Marist past Middle Tennessee". Retrieved 2007-03-30.
- "Women's Water Polo Added as Varsity Sport at LIU; Juarez Tabbed as Inaugural Head Coach" (Press release). LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds. October 11, 2018. Retrieved October 12, 2018.
- "Long Island University Announces Unification Into One LIU Division I Program" (Press release). LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds. October 3, 2018. Retrieved October 11, 2018.
- "Welcome to the Shark Tank: Long Island University Chooses the Shark as New Mascot" (Press release). Long Island University. May 15, 2019. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
- "BIG EAST Adds Liberty, Quinnipiac For Field Hockey" (Press release). Big East Conference. December 8, 2015. Retrieved January 17, 2016.
- Brennan, Sean (2012-03-14). "Gaels give away lead in First Four loss to BYU". Daily News.
- Bucknell Bison: Kathy Fedorjaka Archived 2008-12-25 at the Wayback Machine
- "Men's Soccer Milos Kocic Taken by D.C. United in MLS Draft," Loyola University Maryland Alumni Association, Thursday, January 15, 2009.
- Schwerin, Bo. "Game On," Loyola (Magazine of Loyola University Maryland), April 2010.
- Fordham Rams: Jim McElderry Archived 2009-02-12 at the Wayback Machine