Stevenson University to Add Men’s Ice Hockey as 27th NCAA DIII Sport; Inaugural Season 2016-17
Stevenson University will add Men’s Ice Hockey as its 27th NCAA DIII Sport as the team will begin play in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) West division beginning in the 2016-17 season.
“We are extremely excited to welcome Stevenson into the ECAC Men’s West Hockey League,” said Kevin T. McGinniss, Ed.D., ECAC President and CEO. “Stevenson has been an innovative athletics program, and adding men’s ice hockey is yet another reminder of the University’s strong commitment to its student-athletes. Stevenson will be a great addition to an already extremely competitive league.”
Stevenson Women’s Ice Hockey, which began play in the winter of 2012, is coming off its best season, finishing the 2014-15 campaign with a 16-8-1 record. Both squads will play their home games and hold practices at the Reisterstown Sportsplex in Reisterstown, Md. Stevenson Athletics will immediately begin its search for its Men’s Ice Hockey coach.
“The success of our Women’s Ice Hockey team really paved the way for the addition of a men’s program,” said Brett Adams, Stevenson Director of Athletics. “Not only is our women’s squad enjoying success on the ice, but the quality of student-athletes that we are attracting through the program fits Stevenson University perfectly. We are excited to offer this opportunity to men’s ice hockey players from across the region as well.”
Stevenson University currently offers 27 DIII athletic teams, as well as seven club sports programs. For more information on Stevenson Athletics, please visit GoMustangSports.com.
Stevenson University, known for its distinctive career focus, is the third-largest independent university in Maryland with more than 4,400 students pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, and adult bachelor’s programs at locations in Stevenson and Owings Mills.