Southern Vermont Transitions to

Southern Vermont Transitions to

Southern Vermont College, an NCAA Division III independent beginning play in the New England Collegiate Conference next season, has partnered with PrestoSports for an innovative new athletics web site. Members of the Southern Vermont athletics staff and PrestoSports have embarked on the design process for the new home of the Mountaineers.

"We're excited," Southern Vermont Director of Athletics Ben Kozik said. "When people first hear about Southern Vermont athletics they will go to our website. This innovative new site will leave a lasting impression and increase the chance a prospective student athlete will choose to be a Mountaineer."

This fall, the Mountaineers will open play as a charter member of the New England Collegiate Conference. Southern Vermont College currently competes as a member of the Association of Division III Independents (AD3I), North East Collegiate Volleyball Association (NECVA) and New England Rugby Football Union (NERFU).

Southern Vermont College student-athletes participate on 13 different varsity teams. The Mountaineers challenge some of New England's top programs in baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, men's golf, men's and women's rugby, men's and women's soccer, softball and men's and women's volleyball.

"Words can not describe the gratitude I have to SVC President Karen Gross for allowing me the opportunity to give our athletics department a new look," said Southern Vermont College Director of Sports Information Tim McCaffrey. "At a small school like ours every student has a story and those stories need to be seen. This will be the second time I have worked with PrestoSports. Last time, we increased hits, which led to increased applications and that led to a greater enrollment. The more people who know about Southern Vermont College the increased chance more people will come and visit and see how wonderful an institution we have."

The new home of Southern Vermont athletics features a unique design and the latest in online tools from PrestoSports. The site will integrate into the D3Scoreboard system for instant score updates and into the NECC site - another PrestoSports client. The Mountaineers staff will take advantage of a content management system specifically designed for college athletics with easily manageable bios, rosters, news releases, scoreboards, StatCrew pages and more.

"The administrative team at Southern Vermont has a clear vision for the future. We're pleased that they have chosen PrestoSports to help position Mountaineer athletics for prospective students, alumni, fans, the student body and members of the Bennington community," PrestoSports Vice President Patrick Summers said. "We've enjoyed our relationship with the NECC and member schools Elms and Mitchell - now we're excited to help Southern Vermont make its mark with a new web site."

Located on a beautiful mountainside campus overlooking the Green Mountains of Vermont, Southern Vermont College is a nurturing habitat for the qualities that will help students succeed in work and in life. The college's focus on liberal arts encourages critical thinking, the development of original ideas, and an understanding of our complex world. SVC's focus on careers will give students practical skills and experience. And because the campus extends into the local township, students learn how to connect with and work within a real community in order to make the world a better place.

PrestoSports, founded in 2002, is a leading provider of athletic content management software to colleges and conference offices. It markets solutions for website design and hosting, live stats, award management, merchandising, officiating and photo hosting.

PrestoSports features a full-time staff with more than 40 years combined experience in collegiate athletics. It includes former sports information directors, conference administrators and experience in collegiate marketing solutions - all focused on creating innovative web solutions for the company's clients. For more information, please contact Mike Donlin at (301) 841-7327 or via email at