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East Coast Conference
ECC logo.png
Classification NCAA Division II
Established 1989
Members 9
Sports fielded 17
Commissioner Robert Dranoff

The East Coast Conference (ECC) is a collegiate athletics conference affiliated with the NCAA’s Division II. Member institutions are located in the northeastern United States in the States of Connecticut and New York.



The East Coast Conference was founded in 1989 as the New York Collegiate Athletic Conference. Its charter members included Adelphi University, Concordia College, C.W. Post College, Dowling College, Mercy College, Molloy College, NYIT, Queens College, University of Bridgeport, University of New Haven, and St. Thomas Aquinas College.

The ECC has become a lacrosse powerhouse, seeing 6 ECC teams win the Division II Men's Lacrosse championship over the past 10 years. In addition, at least 1 ECC team has competed in 13 the last 14 championship games. Recent ECC champions include Adelphi (1998, 1999, 2001), C.W. Post (1996, 2006 Tri-Champion), Dowling College (2006 Tri-Champion), NYIT (1997, 2003, 2005, 2008), and Mercyhurst College (2006 Tri-Champion, 2007)

Current members

Institution Team Name Logo Location Founded Enrollment
C. W. Post University Pioneers Brookville, New York 1954 8,472
Dowling College Golden Lions Goldenlions.png Melville, New York 1863 7,000
Mercy College Mavericks Dobbs Ferry, New York 1950 10,000
Molloy College Lions Rockville Centre, New York 1962 3,533
New York Institute of Technology Bears NYITBears.png Old Westbury, New York 1955 12,755
Queens College Knights New York City, New York 1937 17,639
St. Thomas Aquinas College Spartans Sparkill, New York 1952 2,400
University of Bridgeport Purple Knights Bridgeport Purple Knights.svg Bridgeport, Connecticut 1927 4,018



Men's Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Indoor Track and Field
  • Outdoor Track and Field

Women's Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Indoor Track and field
  • Outdoor Track and Field
  • Volleyball

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