By its very nature, athletics is goal-oriented. Here at Stevenson University, our goal is to win national championships. That's why we build first-class facilities, hire experienced coaches, and compete in the nation's top NCAA Division III conferences. The men's lacrosse team won the NCAA Division III national championship in 2013 while the women's lacrosse team earned its highest national ranking in the program's history. Following the success of these programs, our Department of Athletics strives to be among the best in Division III.
Our Department of Athletics supports the institutional mission by providing a distinctive, career-focused, and personalized environment for all Stevenson students. Challenging academic courses are complemented by an invitation to explore the world outside of the classroom, in the community as well as on the field of athletic competition.
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Stevenson fields 13 men's sports including baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, track & field (indoor and outdoor), and volleyball. Competing across three conferences, the MAC, the ECAC and the CVC, the men's sports teams annually vie for league championships and even national prominence.
In 2013, the lacrosse program captured Stevenson's first national championship in any sport and the team remains among the top teams in the country. In 2014, just four years removed from its inaugural season, the football team reached its first bowl game.
With the additions of swimming in 2014 and beach volleyball in 2015, Stevenson now fields 14 women's sports teams. In addition to the hockey and swimming squads, Stevenson supports basketball, cross country, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field (indoor and outdoor), and volleyball.
This year, the soccer team won its fourth conference championship in program history, and the volleyball team captured its third consecutive Mid Atlantic Conference crown.
Beyond the varsity sports, we invite students with an itch for competition to participate in club or intramural sports. Club sports teams include baseball, men's and women's basketball, field hockey, game day cheerleading, game day dance team, men's and women's lacrosse, women's soccer, softball, and women's volleyball. Club teams practice throughout the week and compete against teams from other universities on weekends.
Intramural leagues pit Stevenson students against one another in basketball, dodge ball, flag football, kickball, racquetball, soccer, table tennis, and volleyball as athletes battle for campus bragging rights.
Since 2011, the Marching Band has grown to be one of Stevenson's largest student organizations. It is open to all students, including non-music majors. The band plays at events throughout the year, from football games and the University's Convocation to pep rallies and high school marching band exhibitions.
To support the students for enhancing Mustang spirit, all band members receive a $500 participation grant for their dedication during the fall semester.
Athletics Hall of Fame
Stevenson University inducted its inaugural Hall of Fame class in 2014. In August 2015, it was renamed the Dick Watts Athletics Hall of Fame.
Located within the Owings Mills Gymnasium, the Athletics Hall of Fame includes glass-encased pictures of inductees, an interactive touch screen monitor featuring information on the Hall of Fame, and two video screens that continuously play video clips of Stevenson athletics, academics, and student activities.
Our athletic facilities are among the best in Division III. To accommodate growth and expansion, the Owings Mills Campus was opened in 2004. Later, the University acquired the former headquarters/practice facility for the NFL’s Baltimore Colts and Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens.
The Caves Athletics Complex is a modern facility for both student-athletes and the student body. It includes the Caves Sports and Wellness Center, Owings Mills Gymnasium, and Mustang Stadium.
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