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Le Moyne Dolphins

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University  Le Moyne College
Athletic director  Matt Bassett
Varsity teams  19
NCAA  Division II
Location  Syracuse, New York
Conference  Northeast-10 Conference

The Le Moyne Dolphins are the athletic teams that represent Le Moyne College, located in Syracuse, New York, in NCAA Division II intercollegiate sporting competitions. The Dolphins compete as members of Northeast-10 Conference. Le Moyne has been a member of the NE-10 since 1996.

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More than 75 percent of students are estimated to participate in some form of athletics at Le Moyne. In 2008-9, there were about 300 undergraduate student-athletes, who maintained an overall GPA of 3.09. All of Le Moyne's athletes participate in service activities, and are particularly active in raising funds for the Make a Wish Foundation. The Le Moyne Men's basketball team gained national attention when it defeated Division I powerhouse Syracuse 82-79 in a November 2009 exhibition game.

Matt Bassett has been serving as the Athletic Director since 2007. He is only the third Director of Athletics in the College's history.

Athletic facilities

The Thomas J. Niland Athletic Complex houses Le Moyne College's athletic teams, visiting competitors, and coaches. Student-athletes use outdoor facilities including the Dick Rockwell Field for baseball, tennis courts, a softball complex and other fields including Ted Grant Field, completed in 2010, an athletic turf complex for lacrosse and soccer. The Niland Complex includes the Henninger Athletic Center, where basketball games and other events take place on Ted Grant Court. Niland served as the College's basketball coach from its inception in 1947 until 1973, winning 327 games and going to seven NCAA tournaments. Niland continued at Le Moyne as athletic director until his retirement in 1990.

The Complex also includes the Dick Rockwell Baseball Field. Rockwell, a graduate of Ithaca College, won 757 games on the Heights between 1968 and 1996 at the Division I and II levels, going to the Division II national tournament 12 of their last 13 seasons in the division, and becoming a power in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference in Division I. Rockwell also served as Le Moyne athletic director from 1990 to 2009.

The Campus also has trails behind the school that are used by the Cross Country for their home meets and other teams to train on.

Club sports, intramural sports and facilities

The Thomas J. Niland Athletic Complex incorporates a 47,000-square-foot (4,400 m2) facility with a 25-yard (23 m) competition-size swimming pool, fitness center and weight room, a three-court size multi-purpose gym area, an elevated jogging track, and four racquetball courts. It is designed primarily for intramural, recreational use, and personal fitness activities. Students can also use fitness centers which are located in several of the residence halls.

The College participates in thirteen sports on the club level: men's ice hockey, men's lacrosse, women's lacrosse, women's field hockey, women's basketball, men's rugby, women's rugby, equestrian, fencing, rowing, ultimate frisbee, sailing, and Tae Kwon Do, in addition to cheerleading, with both men and women on the squad. All club teams are given qualified coaches, practice facilities and uniforms.

The College conducts an extensive intramural program with sports and competitors that vary each year. The program usually includes: basketball (men's and women's leagues); flag football (men); indoor soccer (men's, women's and coed leagues); walleyball (coed); racquetball tournaments (coed, men's and women's divisions); volleyball (coed); softball (men's and women's leagues); and inner tube water polo (coed).

References

Le Moyne Dolphins Wikipedia


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