Messages of Support




"As a member of Division 1 and the Northeast Conference, Le Moyne College will be able to showcase the outstanding student-athletes and athletic teams Le Moyne has always produced, while competing at the highest level like so many other elite Jesuit schools. Both Le Moyne College and the conference are going to benefit from this decision. Le Moyne belongs at this level and I look forward to following their success in the years to come." - John Beilein, former men’s basketball coach and current senior player development advisor for the Detroit Pistons




"I am excited to learn the great news about Le Moyne joining the Northeast Conference! Congratulations to everyone at the College who worked to make this step up to Division 1 possible. The added exposure this brings Le Moyne will benefit the entire student body - athletes and non athletes as well. Go Phins!" - Jim DeShaies, '82, former MLB Pitcher and current Chicago Cubs broadcaster



"It is a positive development to see Le Moyne transition back to D1. All of the sports programs on campus will continue to excel, and it will raise the bar and continue to grow the brand that is Le Moyne College throughout the Northeast and the whole country." - Josiah Gray '18, Washington Nationals starting pitcher



"The move to Division I represents the great talent, accomplishments, and fortitude of Le Moyne athletes, coaches, and the entire Dolphin family. As an alum it fills me with pride. Go ‘Phins!" - Barbara McHugh ‘01, Major League Baseball – Senior Vice President, Audience Development + Marketing Operations



"Congratulations on this exciting news. I wish everyone all the best going forward! Go Dolphins!" - Linda R. Ervin, Onondaga County Legislator District 17



"Congratulations, Le Moyne College, on your historic move to Division 1 athletics! As you embark on this new chapter, know that you have the support and admiration of your entire community. Your determination and resilience have brought you to this point, and I have no doubt that you will continue to flourish and achieve great success. I applaud your vision and the unwavering efforts of your athletes, coaches, faculty, staff, and administration who have worked tirelessly to make this transition a reality. Your commitment to fostering a culture of achievement, sportsmanship, and personal growth is truly inspiring." - Pamela J. Hunter, New York State Assemblymember



"Le Moyne College has a long and proud tradition of athletic excellence and the move to Division I is a natural progression. I'm excited to see Le Moyne's student-athletes have the chance to compete at the highest level and I extend my congratulations to President LeMura and the entire Le Moyne College family - ’Phins up!" - John W. Mannion, New York State Senator



"What a tremendous accomplishment this is! Le Moyne College continues to be a shining example of how truly amazing this city of ours is. ’Phins up!" - Jimmy Monto, Syracuse Common Councilor