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New England Small College Athletic Conference, or NESCAC, is a league in NCAA Men's Division III and Women's Division III.

Conference HistoryEdit

All SportsEdit

The all sport conference started in 1955 when Amherst, Bowdoin, Wesleyan and Williams reached an agreement to form an informal affiliation. In 1971 Bates, Colby, Hamilton, Middlebury, Trinity, Tufts and Union College joined on and the conference was officially formed. Union left the conference in 1977 and Connecticut College joined in 1982.  The conference is informally known as the "Little Ivies" as the schools have a reputation for high academic standards and selective admissions.  All of the member schools place in the top 15% of the 2016 US News and World Report and Forbes Magazine university rankings.

Ice HockeyEdit

The Men's ice hockey conference started with the 1999-2000 season when all of the members jumped from ECAC East.

The Women's conference was started for the 2001-02 season when all of the members jumped from ECAC East.

Team ChangesEdit

The only change in in either conference since its' founding in 1999 was the 2001 addition of the men's Tufts Jumbos representing Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. The school does not sponsor women' hockey.

The next closest thing to a change has been that Amherst College had announced in 2016 that it was abandoning its nickname the "Lord Jeffs".  The nickname had become a source of division within the campus community as Lord Jefferson Amherst was a British general who openly supported giving the Native American poplulation blankets infested with smallpox during the French and Indian War. The school's teams are presently playing without a nickname.

Men's ConferenceEdit

The men's ice hockey conference was started with the 1998-99 season when all of the members left the ECAC East when the NESCAC announced it would start to sponsor men's ice hockey.

TeamsEdit

Team Location Arena
Amherst College Amherst, Massachusetts Orr Rink
Bowdoin Polar Bears Brunswick, Maine Sidney J. Watson Arena
Colby Mules Waterville, Maine Alfond Rink
Connecticut College Camels New London, Connecticut Dayton Arena
Hamilton Continentals Clinton, New York Russell Sage Rink
Middlebury Panthers Middlebury, Vermont Chip Kenyon '85 Arena
Trinity Bantams Hartford, Connecticut Koeppel Community Sports Center
Tufts Jumbos Medford, Massachusetts Malden Valley Forum
Wesleyan Cardinals Middletown, Connecticut Spurrier-Snyder Rink
Williams Ephs Williamstown, Massachusetts Lansing Chapman Rink


Men's Conference SeasonsEdit

Season Regular Season Champions Conference Tournament Champions
1999-00 NESCAC Men's Season Middlebury Panthers Middlebury Panthers
2000-01 NESCAC Men's Season Middlebury Panthers Middlebury Panthers
2001-02 NESCAC Men's Season Middlebury Panthers Middlebury Panthers
2002-03 NESCAC Men's Season Middlebury Panthers Trinity Bantams
2003-04 NESCAC Men's Season Middlebury Panthers Middlebury Panthers
2004-05 NESCAC Men's Season Trinity Bantams Middlebury Panthers
2005-06 NESCAC Men's Season Middlebury Panthers Middlebury Panthers
2006-07 NESCAC Men's Season

Bowdoin Polar Bears & Middlebury Panthers

Middlebury Panthers
2007-08 NESCAC Men's Season Colby Mules Trinity Bantams
2008-09 NESCAC Men's Season Amherst Lord Jeffs Amherst Lord Jeffs
2009-10 NESCAC Men's Season Bowdoin Polar Bears Middlebury Panthers
2010-11 NESCAC Men's Season Hamilton Continentals Bowdoin Polar Bears (VACATED)
2011-12 NESCAC Men's Season Amherst Lord Jeffs Amherst Lord Jeffs
2012-13 NESCAC Men's Season Bowdoin Polar Bears Bowdoin Polar Bears
2013-14 NESCAC Men's Season Trinity Bantams Bowdoin Polar Bears
2014-15 NESCAC Men's Season Trinity Bantams Amherst Lord Jeffs
2015-16 NESCAC Men's Season Williams Ephs Trinity Bantams
2016-17 NESCAC Men's Season TBD TBD

Time LineEdit

  • 1998 Conference is formed with 9 members who are all sport members of the conference
  • 2001 Tufts Jumbos join the conference
  • 2016 Amherst College announces that the school is discontinuing the use of the Lord Jeffs nickname after protest on school over the name.

Women's ConferenceEdit

The women's conference was formed for the 2001-02 season when all of the members joined from the ECAC East when the NESCAC announced it would sponsor women's hockey.

TeamsEdit

Team Location Arena
Amherst College Amherst, Massachusetts Orr Rink
Bowdoin Polar Bears Brunswick, Maine Sidney J. Watson Arena
Colby Mules Waterville, Maine Alfond Rink
Connecticut College Camels New London, Connecticut Dayton Arena
Hamilton Continentals Clinton, New York Russell Sage Rink
Middlebury Panthers Middlebury, Vermont Chip Kenyon '85 Arena
Trinity Bantams Hartford, Connecticut Koeppel Community Sports Center
Wesleyan Cardinals Middletown, Connecticut Spurrier-Snyder Rink
Williams Ephs Williamstown, Massachusetts Lansing Chapman Rink

Women's Conference SeasonsEdit

Season Regular Season Champions Conference Tournament Champions NCAA Tournament (Finish)
2001-02 NESCAC Women's Season Middlebury Panthers Bowdoin Polar Bears Bowdoin Polar Bears (Fourth Place)
Middlebury Panthers (Quarterfinals)
2002-03 NESCAC Women's Season Bowdoin Polar Bears Middlebury Panthers Bowdoin Polar Bears (Third Place)
Middlebury Panthers (Quarterfinals)
2003-04 NESCAC Women's Season Bowdoin Polar Bears Bowdoin Polar Bears Bowdoin Polar Bears (Quarterfinals)
Middlebury Panthers (Natoinal Champions)
2004-05 NESCAC Women's Season Bowdoin Polar Bears Middlebury Panthers Middlebury Panthers (National Champions)
2005-06 NESCAC Women's Season Middlebury Panthers Middlebury Panthers Middlebury Panthers (National Champions)
2006-07 NESCAC Women's Season Middlebury Panthers Amherst Lord Jeffs Amherst Lord Jeffs (Fourth Place)
Middlebury Panthers (Runner Up)
2007-08 NESCAC Women's Season Middlebury Panthers Amherst Lord Jeffs Amherst Lord Jeffs (Quarterfinals)
Middlebury Panthers (Quarterfinals)
2008-09 NESCAC Women's Season Amherst Lord Jeffs Middlebury Panthers Amherst Lord Jeffs (National Champions)
Middlebury Panthers (Third Place)
2009-10 NESCAC Women's Season Amherst Lord Jeffs Amherst Lord Jeffs Amherst Lord Jeffs (National Champions)
Trinity Bantams (Quarterfinals)
2010-11 NESCAC Women's Season Middlebury Panthers Middlebury Panthers Middlebury Panthers (Third Place)
2011-12 NESCAC Women's Season Middlebury Panthers Middlebury Panthers Amherst Lord Jeffs (Quarterfinals)
Middlebury Panthers (Quarterfinals)
2012-13 NESCAC Women's Season Middlebury Panthers Bowdoin Polar Bears Bowdoin Polar Bears (Quarterfinals)
Middlebury Panthers (Runner up)
2013-14 NESCAC Women's Season Middlebury Panthers Williams Ephs Williams Ephs (Quarterfinals)
2014-15 NESCAC Women's Season Middlebury Panthers Trinity Bantams Trinity Bantams (Quarterfinals)
Middlebury Panthers (Quarterfinals)
2015-16 NESCAC Women's Season Middlebury Panthers Middlebury Panthers

Amherst Lord Jeffs (Quarterfinals)
Middlebury Panthers (Third Place)

2016-17 NESCAC Women's Season TBD TBD TBD

Time LineEdit

  • 2001 Conference is formed with 9 members who are all sport members of the conference
  • 2016 Amherst College announces that the school is discontinuing the use of the Lord Jeffs nickname after protest on school over the name.

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