ATTLEBORO, Mass. – New England Collegiate Conference is pleased to announce that Eastern Nazarene College will be joining the conference for the 2018-19 academic year, Newbury College President Joseph L. Chillo announced today.
ENC is currently a member of the Commonwealth Coast Conference. ENC’s began a relationship with the NECC as an associate member in the sport of Men’s Volleyball in the 2017 Season. All other sports will join the NECC for the 2018-19 academic year.
“We are delighted that Eastern Nazarene College has decided to join the New England Collegiate Conference to provide an invaluable DIII student-athlete experience,” said President Joseph L. Chillo. “The addition of Eastern Nazarene College to the conference further signifies the strength of the NECC and the similarity of institutions all focused on providing an outstanding academic and athletic experience for students. The NECC Selection Committee was most impressed with ENC President Corlis McGee and her staff in their commitment to providing a strong, mission-driven experience for their students.”
“The addition of Eastern Nazarene College as a full-member of the NECC is a positive step in the growth of the conference,” NECC Commissioner Del Malloy said. “Throughout the years, athletic programs at ENC have stood for the very best in Division III. They are true student-athletes who compete hard and always exhibit high standards of teamwork, respect and good sportsmanship whenever they play. We look forward to this partnership for years to come.”
ENC is located in Quincy, Mass. and is a distinctively Christian liberal arts college. The campus has approximately 1,000 students who have the opportunity to compete in their 15 sponsored sports. Both men and women compete in basketball, cross country, soccer, tennis, track and field, and volleyball, while the men also compete in baseball and golf and the women compete in softball.
“Our excitement for joining the NECC stems from an opportunity to partner with member schools that desire an increasingly competitive conference,” McGee said. “The addition of ENC increases the strength of the conference and matches our intentions to offer a transformative athletic experience for our student-athletes. ENC regularly competes against many of the member colleges of the NECC in all sports, so we already have an existing and very positive relationship.”
About Eastern Nazarene College
Located in Quincy, Massachusetts on Boston’s historic South Shore, Eastern Nazarene College (ENC) is a distinctively Christian liberal arts college. ENC offers a breadth of academic programs that prepare students to lead and serve in a diverse world by integrating the “best in education and the best in Christian faith.” With faculty members active in publishing and research, ENC is known for its success in getting students into top law, medical and graduate schools. ENC is committed to the teaching and mentoring of students in a nurturing, spiritually enriched, and academically supportive environment. For more information, visit http://www.enc.edu.
About the New England Collegiate Conference
Established in 2007, the mission of the NECC is to provide for athletic competition among institutions that share similar academic aspirations and are committed to the importance of the total educational experience for students engaged in sports. The NECC comprises independent institutions whose student bodies are similar in academic achievement and whose missions and curricula are similar in educational growth of its student body. The member institutions share an educational culture that seeks to foster academic excellence.
Portions of the Release Courtesy of Eastern Nazarene Athletics Communications.