The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC, //) is a collegiate athletic conference affiliated with NCAA Division I, consisting of eleven schools located in 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)|
Members are all relatively small private institutions, a majority Catholic or formerly Catholic, with the only exceptions being three secular institutions: Rider University and the conference's two newest members, Monmouth University and Quinnipiac University.
The MAAC currently sponsors 23 sports and has 17 associate member institutions.
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 1982, Saint Peter's was the first women's team to represent the MAAC in the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament. 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.
The conference currently possesses 15 automatic bids to NCAA Championships. In 2012–13, the MAAC became eligible for its 15th NCAA Championship automatic bid when women's rowing fulfilled the qualifying requirements.
The league added football in 1993, but 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, Marist College and Rider University moved the majority of their intercollegiate athletic programs to the MAAC in 1997 with the intent that the MAAC would enhance media exposure and competition for 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, departing to the Patriot League. Also in 2013, the MAAC announced that it would add field hockey with league play set to begin in the 2013–14 academic year. However, field hockey was dropped after the 2018 season with the MAAC field hockey league was effectively taken over by the Northeast Conference, which reinstated the sport the following year. The conference decided to no longer host a conference championship for men's rowing after the 2016 season, which is governed by the Intercollegiate Rowing Association.
Over the conference's history, MAAC teams have achieved national 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, extending 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.
The MAAC has eleven member institutions.
Departing members are in red.
- Detroit Mercy men's lacrosse will join the ASUN Conference after the 2021 season.
- Hartford will transition its athletics program to NCAA Division III beginning in 2023.
- The LIU athletic program, created with the 2019 merger of the athletic programs that previously represented the school's Brooklyn and Post campuses, bases some sports at the Brooklyn campus and others at the Post campus in Brookville, New York. LIU's current MAAC sport of women's water polo operates from Brooklyn.
- Includes enrollment at both the Brooklyn and Post campuses. All LIU sports are open to undergraduates at both campuses who meet NCAA eligibility requirements.
|United States Military Academy
|West Point, New York||1802||1981||1990||Federal||4,491||Black Knights||Patriot|
|Fordham University||Bronx, New York||1841||1981||1990||Private||16,515||Rams||Atlantic 10|
|College of the Holy Cross||Worcester, Massachusetts||1843||1983||1990||Private||3,128||Crusaders||Patriot|
|La Salle University||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||1863||1983||1992||Private||5,191||Explorers||Atlantic 10|
|Loyola University Maryland||Baltimore, Maryland||1852||1989||2013||Private||5,670||Greyhounds||Patriot|
|Institution||Location||Founded||Joined||Left||Type||Enrollment||Nickname||Current conference, former MAAC sport(s)||MAAC sport(s)|
|Boston University||Boston, Massachusetts||1839||2009–10||2012–13||Private||34,657||Terriers||Patriot League[a]||women's golf|
|Bryant University[b]||Smithfield, Rhode Island||1863||2013–14||2018–19||Private||3,788||Bulldogs||Northeast[a]||field hockey|
|Butler University||Indianapolis, Indiana||1855||2012–13||2012–13||Private||5,506||Bulldogs||Big East[a]||women's golf|
|Colgate University||Hamilton, New York||1819||1989–90||1989–90||Private||2,969||Raiders||Patriot[a]||baseball|
|Duquesne University||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania||1878||1994–95fb.
|Private||9,274||Dukes||Northeast[c]||football, women's lacrosse|
|Georgetown University||Washington, D.C.||1789||1993–94||1999–2000||Private||19,204||Hoyas||Patriot[d]||football|
|Jacksonville University[e]||Jacksonville, Florida||1934||2010–11||2012–13||Private||4,213||Dolphins||SoCon[f]||men's lacrosse|
|La Salle University||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||1863||1999-2000||2007–08||Private||5,191||Explorers||N/A[g]||football|
|Le Moyne College||Syracuse, New York||1946||1989–90bs.
(NCAA Division II)[a]
|LIU Brooklyn[h]||Brooklyn, New York||1926||2016–17||2018–19||Private||15,197||Blackbirds[i]||Northeast||field hockey|
|Marist College[j]||Poughkeepsie, New York||1929||1995–96m.lax.
|Private||6,624||Red Foxes||MAAC||men's lacrosse,|
men's swimming and diving,
women's swimming and diving
|Mount St. Mary's University||Emmitsburg, Maryland||1808||1995–96m.lax,
|Providence College||Providence, Rhode Island||1917||1995–96||2008–09||Private||4,922||Friars||Big East[a]||men's lacrosse|
|Quinnipiac University[j]||Hamden, Connecticut||1929||1998–99||2000–01||Private||10,207||Bobcats||MAAC||men's lacrosse|
|Rider University[j]||Lawrenceville, New Jersey||1865||1996–97m.gf
men's swimming and diving,
women's swimming and diving
|Robert Morris University[k]||Moon Township, Pennsylvania||1921||2013–14||2013–14||Private||4,895||Colonials||N/A[l]||field hockey|
|Sacred Heart University||Fairfield, Connecticut||1963||1999–2000m.lax.
|Saint Joseph's University||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||1851||1996–97||2009–10||Private||7,589||Hawks||Northeast[c]||men's lacrosse|
|St. John's University||Queens, New York||1870||1993–94||1998–99||Private||21,643||Red Storm||N/A[m]||football|
|Virginia Military Institute[n]||Lexington, Virginia||1839||2002–03||2012–13||Public||1,685||Keydets||SoCon[a]||men's lacrosse|
|Wagner College||Staten Island, New York||1883||1999–2000m.lax,
- Same as school's current primary conference.
- Bryant remains an affiliate in men's swimming and diving.
- Primary conference: Atlantic 10
- Primary conference: Big East
- Jacksonville remains an affiliate in men's and women's rowing.
- Even though Jacksonville's primary home of the ASUN Conference will reestablish a men's lacrosse league after the 2021 season, Jacksonville will remain a SoCon member in that sport.
- La Salle, a full member of the Atlantic 10 since 1995, dropped football after the 2007 season. Even though the A-10 operated a football league from 1997 to 2006, La Salle was never an A-10 football member.
- After the 2018–19 school year, Long Island University merged the athletic programs of its Brooklyn and Post campuses into a single Division I program that now competes as the LIU Sharks. The unified program inherited all of LIU Brooklyn's memberships.
- Replaced by the LIU Sharks.
- Marist, Rider, and Quinnipiac are now full MAAC members.
- Robert Morris remains an affiliate in women's rowing.
- Robert Morris, currently a full member of the Horizon League, dropped field hockey after the 2013 season (2013–14 school year).
- St. John's, a full member of the Big East throughout its tenure in MAAC football, dropped the sport after the 2002 season.
- VMI remains an affiliate in women's water polo.
The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference sponsors championship competition in 10 men's and 13 women's NCAA sanctioned sports.
|Swimming and diving|
|Track and field (indoor)|
|Track and field (outdoor)|
|School||Baseball||Basketball||Cross country||Golf||Lacrosse||Rowing[a]||Soccer||Swimming||Tennis||Track and field
|Track and field
|Total MAAC sports|
- Men's rowing is not sanctioned by the NCAA, but 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, with Detroit Mercy leaving for the ASUN Conference after the 2021 season.
- Affiliate member Jacksonville.
- Affiliate member Bryant.
|School||Football||Ice hockey||Sailing||Water polo||Wrestling|
|Golf||Lacrosse||Rowing||Soccer||Softball||Swimming||Tennis||Track and field
|Track and field
|Bowling||Field hockey||Ice hockey||Rugby[d]||Sailing[e]|
- Affiliate members Albany, Dayton, Hartford, and La Salle.
- Affiliate members Drake, Jacksonville, Robert Morris, Sacred Heart, and Stetson.
- Affiliate members La Salle, LIU, St. Francis Brooklyn, Villanova, VMI, and Wagner.
- Currently part of the NCAA Emerging Sports for Women program.
- Not an NCAA-sanctioned sport.
|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 (MD))|
|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)|
|2020||Siena (19–10, 15–5)||[a]||Jalen Pickett (Siena)||KC Ndefo (Saint Peter's)||Shaheen Holloway (Saint Peter's)|
|2021||Siena (12–4, 12–4)
Monmouth (12–6, 12–7)
|(9) Iona (12–5, 6–3)||Manny Camper (Siena)||KC Ndefo (Saint Peter's)||King Rice (Monmouth)|
- Conference Tournament was shortened after the semifinal and Siena was declared the champion
'*' Best-of-three Championship Series
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.
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 (MD))||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 (MD))|
|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 (MD))||Brian Giorgis (Marist)|
|2012||Marist (24–7, 17–1)||(1) Marist||Corielle Yarde (Marist)||Katie Sheahin (Loyola (MD))||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)|
|2020||Rider (25–4, 18–2)
Marist (25–4, 18–2)
|[a]||Stella Johnson (Rider)||Amari Johnson (Rider)||Lynn Milligan (Rider)|
|2021||Marist (12–4, 14–2)||Marist||Mackenzie DeWees (Quinnipiac)||Mikala Morris (Quinnipiac)||Brian Giorgis (Marist) |
Marc Mitchel (Saint Peter's)
- Conference Tournament was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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)|
|2019||Saint Peter's (13–6 overall, 9–1 MAAC)||Iona||Dominic Laws (Saint Peter's)||Malcolm Moreno (Iona)||Samuel Ilin (Marist)||Julian Richens (Saint Peter's)|
|2020^||Quinnipiac (7–2 overall, 5–1 MAAC)||Monmouth||Dominic Laws (Saint Peter's)||George Akampeke (Monmouth)||Sean Murray (Monmouth)
Jared Mazzola (Quinnipiac)
Gordon Botterill (Fairfield)
|Robert McCourt (Monmouth)|
|2021^||Marist (12-6-3 overall, 7–2-1 MAAC)||Marist||Zaki Alibou (Rider)||Huib Achterkamp (Marist)||Sam Ilin (Marist)||Matt Viggiano(Marist)|
^ Tournament delayed until April 2021 due to Covid
|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)|
|2019||Monmouth(14-2-3 overall, 10–0 MAAC)||Monmouth||Lexie Palladino (Monmouth)||Anna Lazur (Monmouth)||Amanda Knaub (Monmouth)||David Barrett (Fairfield)|
|2020^||Siena (6-0-2 overall, 4–0-1 MAAC)||Siena||Makenzie Rodrigues (Rider)
Lauren Karabin (Monmouth)
|Sarina Jones (Monmouth)
Brianna Montinard (Siena)
|Leslie Adams (Siena)||Steve Karbowski (Siena)|
^ Tournament delayed until April 2021 due to Covid
Swimming and divingEdit
|Year||Men's champion||Women's champion|
|1984||La Salle||La Salle|
|1986||La Salle||La Salle|
|1991||La Salle||La Salle|
|1992||La Salle||La Salle|
|Year||Men's champion||Women's champion|
|1984||La Salle||Holy Cross|
The MAAC Football League was formed before the 1993 season, but discontinued it following the 2007 season.
At its peak in 1997, it consisted of 10 teams:
- Canisius (1993-2002, discontinued football after 2002 season)
- Duquesne (1994-2007, joined Northeast Conference after 2007 season)
- Fairfield (1996-2002, discontinued football after 2002 season)
- Georgetown (1993-1999, joined Patriot League after 1999 season)
- Iona (1993-2007, became independent, discontinued football after 2008 season)
- La Salle (1997-2007, discontinued football after 2007 season)
- Marist (1994-2007, became independent, joined Pioneer Football League after 2008 season)
- St. John's (1993-1997, became independent, joined Northeast Conference after 1999 season, discontinued football after 2002 season)
- Saint Peter's (1993-2006, discontinued football after 2006 season)
- Siena (1993-2003, discontinued football after 2003 season)
- 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)
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)
- Jordan Scarlett, New York Red Bulls, Defender (Iona)
- Ignacio Maganto, Los Angeles Galaxy, Midfielder (Iona)
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