SJC Long Island Adds Men’s Lacrosse and Volleyball to Athletic Offerings

October 29, 2015

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – October 29, 2015 – The Department of Athletics at St. Joseph’s College (SJC) is pleased to announce that it will offer men’s lacrosse and volleyball at SJC Long Island, effective spring 2017. These additions reflect the growth that the College is experiencing within its academic programs and facility upgrades.

Approved by the NCAA and Skyline Conference, men’s lacrosse and volleyball are the newest Golden Eagles teams to be offered. Existing sports programs already offered include swimming, baseball, dance, equestrian, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s golf, women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s track and field, and women’s volleyball. By adding men’s lacrosse and volleyball to its roster, SJC is aiding the Skyline Conference by increasing the number of schools who meet NCAA minimums for championships.
“Long Island is a hotbed for lacrosse and well-known for its club volleyball programs, so we are excited to be offering these sports at SJC Long Island,” said Shantey Hill, assistant vice president and senior director of athletics and recreation at SJC. “Long Island student-athletes will now have the opportunity to stay home while expanding their educational and athletic pursuits.”

SJC Long Island’s Golden Eagles teams most recently celebrated 18 NCAA tournament appearances, five Skyline President Cups, 21 NCAA individual statistical champions, six NCAA team statistical champions, 18 NCAA single season records, five Skyline Conference scholar-athlete of the year awards, 115 Skyline Conference academic honor roll members, 15 NJAC All-Academic Team honorees, three Skyline Conference player of the year awards and four Skyline Conference Coach of the Year awards. In addition, 83 percent of Golden Eagle teams have qualified for Skyline Conference playoffs. 

At SJC Long Island, the John A. Danzi Athletic Center houses the Golden Eagle basketball, volleyball and swim teams. The Danzi Center contains a number of outstanding features and boasts a six-lane, 25-yard heated swimming pool, gymnasium with three basketball and volleyball courts, indoor batting cages, elevated track, aerobics room, locker rooms and a state-of-the-art fitness center. In addition to the Danzi Center, SJC Long Island offers a premier state-of-the-art  Outdoor Field Complex, which was opened in 2012. The Complex features illuminated baseball and softball fields, a 400-meter track, six tennis courts, a multi-sport turf field, spectator bleachers with a press box, concession stand and field house, as well as  surrounding trails for jogging and nature walks.

For more information about the Department of Athletics at SJC Long Island, contact Shantey Hill at [email protected]

St. Joseph’s College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility and service. Through SJC Brooklyn, SJC Long Island and SJC Online, the College offers degrees in more than 45 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.