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The Quinnipiac University club rugby team takes on Southern Connecticut State University.

Club Sports

Quinnipiac offers 22 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.

Introducing a whole new level of competition

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.

 

Olamide Gbotosho '21, a business management and advertising double major,

A Day in the Life - Club Sports

Are you looking for a way to stay competitive in college? Club sports may be for you! Club sports are more competitive than intramurals but don’t require the same commitment as NCAA sports. Follow Olamide Gbotosho '21, a business management and advertising double major, as she takes you through her day of classes and tennis club sports.

Club Sports Teams

Coed Climbing

Starting in Fall 2021

Contact: Will Solz

Email: william.solz@qu.edu

Coed Field Hockey

Starting in Fall 2021

Contact: Alison Bouyea

Email: aybouyea@qu.edu

Coed Golf

Starting in Fall 2021

Contact: Andrew Marchitto

Email: andrew.marchitto@qu.edu

Coed Powerlifting

Starting in Fall 2021

Contact: Mark Santangelo

Email: msantangelo@qu.edu

Coed Tennis

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 afre 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.

Average Roster Size: 26
Contact: Jen Charette ’22, occupational therapy major
Email: jennifer.charette@qu.edu

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Dance

Quinnipiac Club Dance is a competitive dance team that participates in the Universal Dance Association (UDA). The team takes part in local competitions and plans on attending Nationals in Florida in the coming years. The team also dances at Quinnipiac men’s and women’s basketball games and other campus events, such as QTHON.  Practice is held 3 times a week and the team trains in jazz, hip hop and pom.

Average Roster Size: 22
Contact: Amanda Rossi ’22, physician assistant major
Email: amanda.rossi@qu.edu

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Quinnipiac Dance Club logo

Esports

Quinnipiac Club Esports is celebrating its first year of competition. The team currently plays in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) as part of the Electronic Gaming Federation. The team plays Overwatch, Rocket League and Super Smash Bros. Regular season games are played virtually with in-person tournaments taking place when possible, including the MAAC Championship in Atlantic City. Plans are also in place to create an esports lab on the York Hill Campus for competition in Fall 2021.

Average Roster Size: 20
Contact: Theo Offerman ’23, game design & development major
Email: theodore.offerman@qu.edu

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Quinnipiac Club Sports logo

Figure Skating

Quinnipiac Club Figure Skating is a competitive intercollegiate team, composed of skaters of all levels and disciplines who wish to compete in freestyle, ice dance and team maneuvers. Practices are held weekly at the Quinnipiac University hockey arena. The team competes in 2 to 3 Eastern Section qualifying competitions and aims to compete in the Intercollegiate Team Nationals.

Average Roster Size: 15-20
Contact: Lianna Feher ’23, accounting & finance major
Email: lianna.feher@qu.edu

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Quinnipiac Figure Skating logo

Men's Baseball

Starting in Fall 2021

Contact: John Pesce

Email: jfpesce@qu.edu

Men's Basketball

Starting in Fall 2021

Contact: Myles Owens ’23, MBA
Email: myles.owens@qu.edu

Men’s Ice Hockey

Quinnipiac Club Hockey has been student governed for years and recently became 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 120 teams and several conferences that span the majority of the East Coast. Annual tryouts are held in the fall semester. In 2020, the team was a 2020 CHF Quarterfinalist and Empire Conference Runner-Up.

Average Roster Size: 22
Contact: Justin LaSella ’23, entry-level physician assistant program
Email: justin.lasella@qu.edu

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Quinnipiac Hockey Logo

Men’s Lacrosse

Quinnipiac Men’s Club Lacrosse is a member of Division 2 in the NCLL. The team competes in tournaments in the fall and competes in league play every spring.

Average Size Roster: 35
Contact: Sam Deleel ’22, mechanical engineering major
Email: samuel.deleel@qu.edu

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Quinnipiac Lacrosse logo

Men's Roller Hockey

Starting in Fall 2021

Contact: Michael Coletti

Email: michael.coletti@qu.edu

Men’s Rugby

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, University of Hartford, Norwich University, Coast Guard Academy, University of New Hampshire and Sacred Heart University. The primary season is in the fall semester, with practices typically held  Monday to Friday in the evenings and games 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.

Average Roster Size: 35
Contact: Drake Marchese ’22, pre-law major
Email: drake.marchese@qu.edu

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Quinnipiac Rugby Logo

Men's Running

Starting in 2021

Contact: Jack Zemlanicky

Email: jzemlanicky@qu.edu

Men's Soccer

Starting in Fall 2021

Contact: Jonah Cohen

Email: jonah.cohen@qu.edu

Men's Volleyball

Starting in Fall 2021

Contact: Drew Malabre

Email: john.malabre@qu.edu

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!

Average Roster Size: 20
Contact: Emily Spillane ’23, master’s degree in occupational therapy, ’21, occupational therapy major
Email: emily.spillane@qu.edu

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Quinnipiac Softball logo

Women’s Lacrosse

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.

Average Roster Size: 35
Contact: Meghan Delisio ’22, biomedical sciences major
Email: meghan.delisio@qu.edu

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Quinnipiac Lacrosse logo

Women’s Running

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

Average Roster Size: 25
Contact: Gaby Berthiamue ’24, physical therapy major
Email: gberthiaume@qu.edu

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Quinnipiac Running Logo

Women’s Soccer

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, the team advanced to the Quarterfinals of the 103 team Region 1 League.

Average Roster Size: 23
Contact: Erin Schuler ’22, engineering major
Email: erin.schuler@qu.edu

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Quinnipiac Soccer Logo

Women’s Volleyball

Quinnipiac Club Volleyball competes in the New England Collegiate Volleyball League (NECVL) for New England. All current players have high school and club experience, but anyone is welcome to tryout. 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.

Average Roster Size: 18
Contact: Megan Taylor ’22, health sciences major
Email: megan.taylor2@qu.edu

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