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Athletics and Recreation

Club Sports

Quinnipiac offers 21 competitive club sports teams, which play against other teams from colleges and universities throughout the region. The selection of clubs varies and is created in association with the Student Government Association with input from students. Club sports are more competitive than intramurals but don’t require the same commitment as NCAA sports. 

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The Quinnipiac University club women’s soccer team takes on Connecticut College.

We unveiled club sports in the 2019–20 academic year. The initiative was largely driven by students and the Student Government Association.

Club sports offer eligible, full-time students an opportunity for athletic competition with other colleges and universities at a less demanding level than Division I athletics. Most seasons are approximately 2 months long, with national tournaments at the end of the regular/conference tournament season.

In addition, club sports offer students leadership opportunities. Students are elected into the positions and oversee many aspects of their team, including budgeting and scheduling.

Quinnipiac expanded its 2021 club sports platform to include 10 additional teams.

Club Sports Teams

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Baseball

The Quinnipiac Club Baseball team is a student-run organization that became affiliated with the school in the Fall of 2021. The team currently plays in the New England Club Baseball Association (NECBA). They made it to the semi-finals in the Fall of 2021 and won a league tournament this past Spring. The team competes with schools all throughout the Northeast, mainly playing locally and traveling to Massachusetts and New York. Tryouts will take place the first or second weekend in the fall semester and again in the spring semester.

Quinnipiac Club Baseball
Quinnipiac Club Baseball

Basketball (Men’s)

Quinnipiac’s Club Men’s Basketball team finished their inaugural season in 2021-22. The team qualified for the NCCBA Northeast Regional Tournament in their first season, losing at Boston College in the Quarterfinals. The team competes against other schools in Connecticut (Fairfield, UCONN, Yale, Wesleyan, Connecticut College).

Quinnipiac Club Basketball
Quinnipiac Club Basketball

Climbing (Coed)

Quinnipiac Club Co-ed Climbing started in the Fall of 2021. The team is a part of the USA Collegiate Climbing League and attend competitions around the Northeast. Tryouts are held in the Fall semester and students are not required to have any prior experience. Currently we practice at Central Rock Gym in Glastonbury, Conn. where we learn to both Top Rope and Boulder with potential to take Lead climbing certification courses if there is enough interest amongst the team. 

Average roster size: 12

Email: clubclimbing@qu.edu

Instagram: @quclubclimbing

Contact: Kerry Deasy

Quinnipiac Club Climbing
Quinnipiac Club Climbing

Dance

The Quinnipiac Dance Team is a competitive dance team whose primary focus is to promote and maintain school spirit and sportsmanship, to provide entertainment in cooperation with the university and community, to compete locally and nationally as a D1 collegiate program and to develop character, leadership and individual responsibility for all members. The team competes at the UDA College National Dance Team Championship each year in Orlando, Florida. The 2021 results: 6th place is D1 Game Day and 11th place in D1 Jazz. You can find the Dance Team performing at all Quinnipiac Men’s and Women’s basketball games and other campus events, such as QTHON and Acrobatics and Tumbling meets. Practice is held 3 times a week and the team trains in jazz, hip hop and pom styles.

Quinnipiac Club Dance
Quinnipiac Club Dance

eSports (Coed)

Quinnipiac eSports is a competitive program that participates in the MAAC Esports League. The team won the MAAC Smash Championship in March 2022 at a LAN in Atlantic City, NJ and were invited to take part in the inaugural CECC Championships in Atlanta, GA. All titles participate in the University’s Esports Lab, an 850 square foot space in our Rocky Top Student Center that houses 24 Gaming PCs and a Console gaming space.

  • Average roster size: 20

  • Email: esports@qu.edu

  • Instagram: @quinnipiacesports

  • Contact: 

    • Theo Offerman (Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Valorant & new titles)

    • Brooke Carleton (Overwatch)

    • Andrew Samatulski (Rocket League)

    • Katherine Newsome (League of Legends)

Quinnipiac Club eSports
Quinnipiac Club eSports

Field Hockey (Coed)

Quinnipiac Club Field Hockey is a competitive team that is affiliated with the National Field Hockey League (NFHL). The team travels to colleges and universities within the northeast to compete for a spot at the Fall Championship Tournament in Virginia Beach each season. Tryouts are held at the beginning of each academic year, and practices are held weekly with games and tournaments on the weekends. Additionally, the team participates in school wide activities, such as the Big Event, throughout the year.

Quinnipiac Club Field Hockey
Quinnipiac Club Field Hockey

Figure Skating (Coed)

The figure skating team allows students at all levels to continue their competitive skating career while in college. It is truly an honor to be able to represent our school in a sport that we love! As a team, we compete in the USFSA Northeast Intercollegiate Team Skating division and attend 3 competitions a year throughout the spring semester.

Quinnipiac Club Figure Skating
Quinnipiac Club Figure Skating

Golf (Coed)

Quinnipiac's coed Club Golf started in the fall of 2021. The team is a part of the Metro Region of the National Collegiate Club Golf Association (NCCGA) and competes in two tournaments per semester plus additional friendly matches. Golfers of each tournament are decided by the student-governed board, which sends 8-16 golfers to a tournament. This past fall-spring combined season, the team competed well and finished 1st in the Metro Region of the NCCGA. The team overcame the 16 teams in the division with notables such as Fairfield University, Sacred Heart University, University of Connecticut, etc. This allowed the first-year program to compete in the NCCGA National tournament held at Hot Springs Country Club in Arkansas. The team will start their 2nd year come Fall 2022 with their eyes set on qualifying for the national tournament again, this time held in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Quinnipiac Club Golf
Quinnipiac Club Golf

Ice Hockey (Men’s)

Quinnipiac Club Ice Hockey has been student governed for years and was recently affiliated with the university. The team plays in the Empire Conference of the Collegiate Hockey Federation (CHF). The CHF is a non-varsity league with more than 125 teams and several conferences that span the majority of the East Coast and Midwest. Since joining the CHF, the team has been ranked in the Top 10 and has received a bid to the national tournament every year. The season spans from September-March and consists of 2 practices and about 2 games per weekend. Annual tryouts are held in the first few weeks of the fall semester to pick the roster. We look forward to seeing all the prospective players in September!

Quinnipiac Club Ice Hockey
Quinnipiac Club Ice Hockey

Lacrosse (Men’s)

Quinnipiac Men’s Club Lacrosse is a member of Division 2 in the NCLL competing in the NY Metro/New England Conference. The team competes in tournaments in the fall and competes in league play every spring.

Quinnipiac Club Lacrosse
Quinnipiac Club Lacrosse

Lacrosse (Women’s)

Quinnipiac Women’s Club Lacrosse is a part of the New England Women’s Lacrosse League. The team travels to schools in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New York to play collegiate club lacrosse teams. Additional travel opportunities are possible as well as national championships, depending on the team’s success of the team. Each year, athletes try out in the fall to be considered. In the fall, the team meets for weekly practices and occasional informal scrimmages against other local teams. The competitive season is the spring, which includes weekly practices and traveling on weekends for games.

Quinnipiac Club Lacrosse
Quinnipiac Club Lacrosse

Powerlifting (Coed)

The Quinnipiac Club Powerlifting team competes in the USA Powerlifting (USAPL) federation at collegiate competitions around the Northeast. Additionally, members can qualify for the national collegiate competition should they surpass the qualifying total. Tryouts are held in the fall semester and no prior powerlifting experience is required. At least one competition is scheduled for the end of each semester. The team hosts formal practice three times a week while expecting members to continue lifting on the non-practice days.

Quinnipiac Club Powerlifting
Quinnipiac Club Powerlifting

Roller Hockey (Men’s)

Quinnipiac Mens Roller Hockey inaugural season was during the 2021-22 academic year. The team is a member of the Eastern Collegiate Roller Hockey Association (ECRHA) conference and plays in the the National Collegiate Roller Hockey Association (NCRHA). In the teams first year they made the ECRHA postseason after placing 4th in conference play. Tryouts are held at the beginning of the fall semester before each season. The season runs through April and conference games are played in weekend tournaments spread out throughout both semesters.

Quinnipiac Club Roller Hockey
Quinnipiac Club Roller Hockey

Rugby (Men’s)

Quinnipiac Men’s Club Rugby plays in Tier 1 of the New England Wide Collegiate Rugby Conference (NEWCRC). Tier 1 of the NEWCRC includes the University of Vermont, Boston University, Norwich University, Coast Guard Academy, University of New Hampshire, Bentley University, Providence College, UMass Lowell and Sacred Heart University. The primary season is in the fall semester. Practices and tryouts begin almost right away held from Monday to Friday in the evenings and games typically on Saturday afternoons. In the spring, the team continues to train and enter tournaments, In recent years, multiple athletes have been selected for the NEWCRC First Team and in 2019 the team was named the Patriot Bowl Champions.

Quinnipiac Club Rugby
Quinnipiac Club Rugby

Running (Coed)

Quinnipiac Coed Club Running is a mix of sprinters, mid-distance runners and distance runners who all share the same passion for running. The club team is registered under the National Intercollegiate Running Club Association (NIRCA), giving the team opportunities to race against other universities. All runners are welcome on the roster.

Quinnipiac Club Running
Quinnipiac Club Running

Soccer (Men’s)

Quinnipiac Men’s Club Soccer is part of the Constitution Division in the NIRSA Region 1 Soccer League. Colleges in our division compete at a competitive level, while still holding our student-athletes accountable for their education. The schools we compete against are Yale University, University of New Haven, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield University, Marist College, and other colleges outside of our division. We begin Labor Day weekend with a competitive tryout and continues until the end of October. Being founded in 2021, we are a passionate team who value our players education and also making better members of our Quinnipiac community, both on and off the pitch. Our goal as a team is to qualify for the NIRSA Regional Tournament and potentially compete for a spot at Nationals! We encourage anyone with interest in being part of the family to reach out and follow our Instagram for updates on how to get involved.

Quinnipiac Club Soccer
Quinnipiac Club Soccer

Soccer (Women’s)

Quinnipiac Women’s Club Soccer competes in the Connecticut Division of the NIRSA Region 1 Soccer League. Tryouts are held immediately at the start of the fall semester and weekend matches start in mid-September. In 2019 and 2021, the team advanced to the Quarterfinals of the 103 team Region 1 League.

Quinnipiac Club Soccer
Quinnipiac Club Soccer

Softball

Quinnipiac Club Softball participates in the North Atlantic North conference of the National Club Softball Association (NCSA). The teams in this conference include Sacred Heart, Fordham, University of New Haven and Hofstra.

Eventually, the team wants to participate in tournaments around the country and compete in the NCSA finals. There are games in both the fall and spring semesters, which consist of weekend triple headers and there are weekly practices indoors or outside depending on the weather. Tryouts are held every fall. All are welcome!

Quinnipiac Club Softball
Quinnipiac Club Softball

Tennis (Coed)

Quinnipiac Club Tennis is co-ed and plays in the United States Tennis Association (USTA), which allows the team to organize matches on the weekends against several other colleges in the area. Additionally, the USTA hosts a sectional tournament in the fall at Harvard where we compete against teams from all over New England. Full tryouts are held in the fall semester, and tryouts will determine the team for the entire year. The team usually has practice from 2 to 4 times per week.

Quinnipiac Club Tennis
Quinnipiac Club Tennis

Volleyball (Men’s)

Competing in the NECVL, Quinnipiac Men’s Club Volleyball is a fun, inclusive, and competitive team that encourages anyone to try out for. It is a great opportunity to form new relationships while also continuing our athletic careers. Tryouts are held in the fall followed by practices twice a week in the evening. Players have been selected from all different levels of experience. We will compete in 2 preseason tournament and 3 regular season tournaments requiring travel to local New England Division 1 schools. As defending D2 league champions, we strive to attend the regional and national tournaments as well.

Quinnipiac Club Volleyball
Quinnipiac Club Volleyball

Volleyball (Women’s)

Quinnipiac Club Volleyball competes in the Northeast Women's Volleyball Club League (NWVCL). All current players have high school and club experience, but anyone is welcome to try out. Practice is usually held twice a week at night in the recreation center and the team aims to play in at least 3 one-day tournaments per semester.

Quinnipiac Club Volleyball
Quinnipiac Club Volleyball
A Day in the Life of a Club Sports Athlete video

Club Sports

Follow Olamide Gbotosho '21, a business management and advertising double major, as she takes you through her day of classes and being on the club tennis team.

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