Saint Anselm considers intercollegiate athletics an important aspect of life at the College, both for those who participate in team sports and for the larger college community. Saint Anselm seeks to provide an intercollegiate program that gives each student-athlete the same opportunities in fostering a commitment to excellence through teamwork, leadership, healthy competition and good sportsmanship.
Saint Anselm College is a Division II member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the Northeast-10 Conference, the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC), and other regional and national athletics organizations. Sports for men include baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, skiing, soccer, and tennis. Sports for women include basketball, cross-country, field hockey, ice hockey, lacrosse, skiing, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball.
The College provides a well-rounded program offering activities that appeal to the student body regardless of skill level. More emphasis is placed on participation and the activity itself. Intramural activities include basketball, flag football, floor hockey, ice hockey, indoor soccer, and volleyball.
The recreation program focuses more on lifetime skills. Typical activities include tennis instruction, tennis tournament, racquetball clinic, racquetball tournament, fitness center and yoga.