Le Moyne Dolphins

The Le Moyne Dolphins are the athletic teams that represent Le Moyne College, located in Syracuse, New York, in NCAA Division II intercollegiate sporting competitions. The Dolphins compete as members of Northeast-10 Conference. Le Moyne has been a member of the NE-10 since 1996.[2][3]

Le Moyne Dolphins
UniversityLe Moyne College
ConferenceNortheast-10 Conference
NCAADivision II
Athletic directorMatt Bassett
LocationSyracuse, New York
Varsity teams19
Basketball arenaTed Grant Court
Baseball stadiumDick Rockwell Field
Softball stadiumSoftball Complex
Soccer stadiumTed Grant Field
NatatoriumVincent B. Ryan, S.J
ColorsGreen and Gold[1]

More than 75 percent of students are estimated to participate in some form of athletics at Le Moyne. In 2008-9, there were about 300 undergraduate student-athletes, who maintained an overall GPA of 3.09. All of Le Moyne's athletes participate in service activities, and are particularly active in raising funds for the Make a Wish Foundation. The Le Moyne Men's basketball team gained national attention when it defeated Division I powerhouse Syracuse 82-79 in a November 2009 exhibition game.[4]

Matt Bassett has been serving as the Athletic Director since 2007. He is only the third Director of Athletics in the college's history.[5]

Varsity teamsEdit

List of teamsEdit

Men's Intercollegiate Sports Head Coach Women's Intercollegiate Sports Head Coach
Baseball Scott Cassidy Basketball Gina Castelli
Basketball Patrick Beilein Cross Country Robin Wheeless
Cross Country Robin Wheeless Golf Brittany Siechen
Golf Joe Tesori Lacrosse Kathy Taylor
Lacrosse Dan Sheehan Soccer Carrie Bonus
Soccer Tom Bonus Softball Tracey Roman
Swimming & Diving Joe Hannah Swimming & Diving Joe Hannah
Tennis Jeff Lonczak Tennis Jeff Lonczak
Track & Field (Indoor & Outdoor) Robin Wheeless Track & Field (Indoor & Outdoor) Robin Wheeless
Volleyball Lizzie Cheek

Men's basketballEdit

In 1960, the men's basketball team won the Middle Eastern College Athletic Association Tournament, which was hosted by Saint Peter's College at the Jersey City Armory.[6] In the tournament, Le Moyne defeated Saint Peter's, Iona and LIU to win.[7][8][9]

  5th place match 5th–8th place semi-finals Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
     FDU   93   
     St. Francis (NY)   58   
   St. Francis (NY)   62     December 27 at the Armory    FDU   50   
   Siena   50       LIU   70   
   December 28 at Saint Peter's   LIU   58   December 28 at the Armory 
     Siena   55   
   St. Francis (NY)   95     December 27 at the Armory   LIU   57 
   Saint Peter's   108         Le Moyne   66 
 December 29 at Saint Peter's     Iona   61     December 29 at the Armory 
     Wagner   53   
 Wagner   65     December 27 at the Armory     Iona   60 
  7th place match      Saint Peter's   74       Le Moyne   90      3rd place match
   Siena   70   December 28 at Saint Peter's   Saint Peter's   62   December 28 at the Armory   Iona   58 
   Wagner   68       Le Moyne   64       FDU   77 
 December 29 at Saint Peter's   December 27 at the Armory   December 29 at the Armory 

Athletic facilitiesEdit

The Thomas J. Niland Athletic Complex houses Le Moyne College's athletic teams, visiting competitors, and coaches. Student-athletes use outdoor facilities including the Dick Rockwell Field for baseball, tennis courts, a softball complex and other fields including Ted Grant Field, completed in 2010, an athletic turf complex for lacrosse and soccer. The Niland Complex includes the Henninger Athletic Center, where basketball games and other events take place on Ted Grant Court. Niland served as the College's basketball coach from its inception in 1947 until 1973, winning 327 games and going to seven NCAA tournaments. Niland continued at Le Moyne as athletic director until his retirement in 1990.

The Complex also includes the Dick Rockwell Baseball Field. Rockwell, a graduate of Ithaca College, won 757 games on the Heights between 1968 and 1996 at the Division I and II levels, going to the Division II national tournament 12 of their last 13 seasons in the division, and becoming a power in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference in Division I. Rockwell also served as Le Moyne athletic director from 1990 to 2009.

The Campus also has trails behind the school that are used by the Cross Country for their home meets and other teams to train on.

National championshipsEdit


Association Division Sport Year Opponent Score
NCAA Division II Men's Lacrosse[10] 2004 Limestone 11–10 (2OT)
2006 Dowling 12–5
2007 Mercyhurst 6–5
2013 Mercyhurst 11–10
2016 Limestone 8–4
NCAA Division II Women's Lacrosse 2018 Florida Southern 16–11


Association Division Sport Year Individual(s) Event
NCAA Division II Women's Swimming and Diving 2008 Alison Lesher 200-yard Butterfly

Club sports, intramural sports and facilitiesEdit

The Thomas J. Niland Athletic Complex incorporates a 47,000-square-foot (4,400 m2) facility with a 25-yard (23 m) competition-size swimming pool, fitness center and weight room, a three-court size multi-purpose gym area, an elevated jogging track, and four racquetball courts. It is designed primarily for intramural, recreational use, and personal fitness activities. Students can also use fitness centers which are located in several of the residence halls.

The College participates in thirteen sports on the club level: men's ice hockey, men's lacrosse, women's lacrosse, women's field hockey, women's basketball, men's rugby, women's rugby, equestrian, fencing, rowing, ultimate frisbee, sailing, and Tae Kwon Do, in addition to cheerleading, with both men and women on the squad. All club teams are given qualified coaches, practice facilities and uniforms.[11]

The College conducts an extensive intramural program with sports and competitors that vary each year. The program usually includes: basketball (men's and women's leagues); flag football (men); indoor soccer (men's, women's and coed leagues); walleyball (coed); racquetball tournaments (coed, men's and women's divisions); volleyball (coed); softball (men's and women's leagues); and inner tube water polo (coed).[12]


  1. ^ Le Moyne Approved Logos (PDF). Retrieved February 22, 2017.
  2. ^ "Le Moyne College Announces Addition of Indoor and Outdoor Track as Varsity Programs". LeMoyne College Athletics. Retrieved 2017-02-22.
  3. ^ "Le Moyne Baseball to Reclassify to Division II Beginning 2011–2012". LeMoyne College. July 30, 2010. Archived from the original on January 27, 2013. Retrieved December 15, 2010.
  4. ^ Staff (November 4, 2009). "Johnson, Le Moyne stun Syracuse". Associated Press. Retrieved December 15, 2010.
  5. ^ "Staff Directory". Le Moyne Dolphins. Retrieved 10 September 2015.
  6. ^ "Le Moyne Defeats L.I.V. Five, 66-57, For Tourney Title". New York Times. Retrieved 19 December 2019.
  7. ^ "IONA'S FIVE GAINS SEMI-FINAL ROUND". New York Times. Retrieved 19 December 2019.
  8. ^ "L.I.U. GAINS FINAL BY WINNING, 70-50". New York Times. Retrieved 19 December 2019.
  9. ^ "Le Moyne Defeats L.I.V. Five, 66-57, For Tourney Title". New York Times. Retrieved 19 December 2019.
  10. ^ "Division II Men's Lacrosse Championship Results" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. Retrieved January 6, 2016.
  11. ^ "Club Sports". LeMoyne College. 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-04-07. Retrieved 2016-01-06.
  12. ^ "Intramural Sports". LeMoyne College. 2010. Retrieved December 15, 2010.

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