Athletics and Naz Spirit


of Naz undergrads are athletes


  • Newest: Women's rowing (2019), men’s rugby (2019), women's hockey (2018)
  • Competition: Nazareth competes in the Empire 8 Conference for most of its sports, with Alfred, Elmira, Hartwick, Houghton, Keuka, Medaille, Russell Sage, St. John Fisher, and Utica. The men's volleyball team competes in the United Volleyball Conference and the hockey teams compete in the United Collegiate Hockey Conference.


Golisano Training Center (opened fall 2019) provides a 200-meter indoor track, 4 multi-purpose courts (tennis, basketball), a turf field, fitness center, and group exercise space

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The 2,200-seat Golden Flyer Stadium on campus has a grass game field and a 400-meter track.

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  • Empire 8 Conference championship teams: In 2022-23, the Golden Flyers won seven Empire 8 Championships (men's cross country, women's soccer, women's swimming and diving, men's and women's indoor track and field and men's and women's outdoor track and field). In addition, Nazareth student-athletes excelled in the classroom and community, with countless Academic and Scholar All-America selections. In the fall 2022 semester, 161 student-athletes earned Empire 8 Presidents' List honors for academic success, and 183 earned the honor in spring 2023.
  • Individual All-Americans in recent years: women's soccer, women's volleyball, men's volleyball, men's lacrosse, men's basketball, men's hockey, women's swimming & diving, men's track and field, women's track and field, and rugby.
  • National champs: Men's lacrosse won the NCAA Division III national championship in 1992, 1996, and 1997 and reached the national title game in 1995, 1998, and 2004. Nazareth won the Molten Division III national title in men's volleyball in 2011 and was runner-up in 2013.

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    of athletes are from outside N.Y. state