Quinnipiac to join Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

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Quinnipiac University President John L. Lahey, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Commissioner Rich Ensor and Quinnipiac Athletics and Recreation Director Jack McDonald speak at a press conference on Dec. 15. (Photo by John Morgan, associate vice president for public relations.)

The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Council of Presidents has announced unanimous approval for Quinnipiac University to join the MAAC, as announced by the conference office on Friday, Dec. 14. Quinnipiac will join the MAAC, effective on July 1, 2013 with competition slated for the 2013-14 academic year.

“We are delighted to be joining the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference that will continue to advance us both athletically and academically,” said Quinnipiac University President John L. Lahey. “We also want to thank the Northeast Conference, which has provided collegiality and support to Quinnipiac’s athletic teams since our becoming a Division I program.”

Current MAAC membership includes Canisius College, Fairfield University, Iona College, Manhattan College, Marist College, Niagara University, Rider University, Saint Peter’s College and Siena College.

Quinnipiac previously played in the MAAC Hockey league from 1998 until the 2005-06 when it joined ECAC Hockey, which it will remain a member of for men’s and women’s ice hockey.

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