New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference

New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference
New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference
New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference logo
Established 1998
Association NCAA
Division Division III
Members 10
Sports fielded 18 (men's: 7; women's: 11)
Region New England
Former names New England Women's 8, New England Women's 6
Headquarters Babson Park, Massachusetts
Commissioner Patrick B. Summers (since 2011)
New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference locations

The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) is an intercollegiate athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA’s Division III. Member institutions are located in the northeastern United States in the States of Connecticut, and Massachusetts.

The NEWMAC is an association of ten selective academic institutions that are committed to providing high quality competitive athletic opportunities for student-athletes within an educational and respectful environment that embodies the NCAA Division III philosophy.

The NEWMAC was established in 1998, when the former New England Women's 8 Conference (NEW 8) voted to begin sponsoring conference play and championships for men. At this time, the conference expanded its membership to include Springfield College and the United States Coast Guard Academy.

The NEW 8 began play in 1985-86 as the New England Women's 6 Conference (NEW 6). Charter members were Babson College, Brandeis University, MIT, Smith College, Wellesley College and Wheaton College. Mount Holyoke College and WPI joined in 1988 and the name was changed to the NEW 8 Conference. At the conclusion of the 1994-95 academic year, Brandeis University withdrew from the NEW 8 to join the University Athletic Association and Clark University accepted membership, keeping the NEW 8's membership at eight institutions.


Current members

The league currently has ten full members:

Institution Location Team Name Founded Affiliation Enrollment
Babson College Wellesley, Massachusetts Beavers 1919 Private/Non-sectarian 3,200
Clark University Worcester, Massachusetts Cougars 1887 Private/Non-sectarian 2,780
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, Massachusetts Engineers 1861 Private/Non-sectarian 10,253
Mount Holyoke College South Hadley, Massachusetts Lyons 1837 Private/Non-sectarian 2,100
Smith College Northampton, Massachusetts Pioneers 1871 Private/Non-sectarian 2,600
Springfield College Springfield, Massachusetts Pride 1885 Private/Non-sectarian 5,062
United States Coast Guard Academy New London, Connecticut Bears 1876 Federal/Military 990
Wellesley College Wellesley, Massachusetts Blue 1870 Private/Non-sectarian 2,300
Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts Lyons 1834 Private/Non-sectarian 1,550
Worcester Polytechnic Institute Worcester, Massachusetts Engineers 1865 Private/Non-sectarian 3,869

Former members


The NEWMAC sponsors intercollegiate athletic competition in:


Men's and Women's:



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