Le Moyne College Moves Up to Division I

Le Moyne College has accepted an invitation to become a member of the Northeast Conference (NEC) starting in fall 2023. In joining with the eight other institutions who are NEC members, Le Moyne’s 21 NCAA teams will move from Division II to Division I, allowing them to showcase its athletics programs in some of the nation’s largest markets while competing at the highest level of collegiate athletics.



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“The move to Division I and the Northeast Conference is a milestone event for Le Moyne College,” said President LeMura. “Since the College’s founding in 1946, athletics has been a vital component of our Jesuit ideal of cura personalis - care for the mind, body and soul. By making this move, we are building on a strong foundation of excellence that has been a hallmark of our student-athletes and our programs.”

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Le Moyne is reclassifying to NCAA Division I status to provide our student-athletes the unique opportunity to compete at the highest level of collegiate athletics, showcase Le Moyne College to a broader audience and enhance the student experience.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consecte adipiscing elit. Watch the Campus Celebration

We celebrated Le Moyne College’s historic move to NCAA Division I athletics on Thursday, May 11, 1 p.m.. Remarks were offered by Noreen Morris, Commissioner of the Northeast Conference, and Linda M. LeMura, Ph.D., President of Le Moyne College.




"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

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About Le Moyne Athletics

Le Moyne College has won 44 conference championships in nine sports, and captured eight national championships (six in men’s lacrosse, one in women’s lacrosse and an individual championship in swimming and diving). For 39 consecutive semesters, Le Moyne student-athletes have maintained an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

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About the NEC

Founded in 1981, the Northeast Conference’s mission has remained remarkably consistent over its 42 years - to provide opportunities for student-athletes to achieve their fullest potential in the classroom, in athletic competition and in the community. Its focus is on the areas of student-athlete achievement, academic excellence, integrity, sportsmanship, diversity, equity and inclusion, innovation, community partnership and national engagement.

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