Intercollegiate athletics is a hallmark of the Saint Anselm experience and currently one out of five students at the College are varsity student athletes. The Hawks currently sponsor 18 varsity teams and compete as an NCAA Division II member institution.
Saint Anselm belongs to the Northeast-10 Conference and, in 2017-18, posted its highest finish in the President’s Cup standings in more than ten years. The Presidents’ Cup is an annual honor awarded to the institution in the conference that compiles the most cumulative points based on finishes in the regular-season standings from all of its programs competing in the league championships. The Saint Anselm women’s ice hockey team is a member of the New England Women’s Hockey Alliance (NEWHA).
Several varsity teams have experienced unparalleled recent success as field hockey and volleyball both qualified for the NCAA tournament for the first time in school history. Men’s basketball has earned six straight appearances to the NCAA tournament and the 2018 softball team reached the NCAA Division II national championship game.
Club Sports &Intramurals
Club sports are an integral part of student life, with dozens of club teams operating as student-run organizations. The College also provides a well-rounded intramural and recreational program offering activities that appeal to the student body regardless of skill level.
Students have access to the Spagnuolo Fitness Center, a 9,000 square foot facility constructed in 2009 that overlooks Sullivan Field and Grappone Stadium. While primarily home to the men’s and women’s ice hockey programs, the Thomas F. Sullivan Arena is another on campus athletic venue that all students can enjoy.