Bentley Falcons

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Bentley Falcons
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UniversityBentley University
AssociationDivision II
ConferenceNortheast-10 Conference, Atlantic Hockey
Athletic directorBob DeFelice
LocationWaltham, Massachusetts
Varsity teams21
Football stadiumBentley University Football Stadium
ArenaBentley Arena
Baseball stadiumRobert DeFelice Baseball Field
Other arenasJohn A. Ryan Arena
NicknameFalcons
ColorsBlue and White[1]
         
Websitewww.bentleyfalcons.com

The Bentley Falcons are composed of 21 teams representing Bentley University in intercollegiate athletics, including men and women's basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, swimming & diving, tennis, and track and field. Men's sports include baseball, football, golf, and ice hockey. Women's sports include field hockey, softball, and volleyball. The Falcons compete in NCAA Division II and are members of the Northeast-10 Conference for all sports except the men's ice hockey team, which competes in Division I as a member of Atlantic Hockey.[2]

Teams[edit]

Men's sports Women's sports
Baseball Basketball
Basketball Cross Country
Cross Country Field Hockey
Football Lacrosse
Golf Soccer
Ice Hockey Softball
Lacrosse Swim & Dive
Soccer Tennis
Swim & Dive Track & Field
Tennis Volleyball
Track & Field
† – Track & Field includes both indoor and outdoor.

History[edit]

Bentley's mascot is Flex the Falcon. The university has 23 men's and women's varsity teams. All of the teams compete in the Northeast-10 Conference at the NCAA Division II level, with the exception of the men's hockey program, which was one of the original six founding teams of Atlantic Hockey at the Division I level.

Bentley is also home to one of the best rugby programs in the Northeast, winning two national Division III titles as well as the 2008 Beast of the East tournament.

In 2001, the Bentley field hockey team won the NCAA Division II national championship.

In 2012, the Bentley men's cross country team finished 26th in the nation at Division II XC Nationals. Likewise in 2015, the Bentley men's cross country team qualified for the NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships and finished 30th in the nation.

After beating Saint Michael's College by a score of 85-65 on February 23, 2008, the Bentley University men's basketball team set the record for the longest regular season winning streak in Division II history. Additionally, Bentley has men's, women's, and co-ed intramural programs for the fall, winter, and spring semesters.

The Bentley women's basketball team completed the 2013-2014 season with a 35-0 record, winning the NCAA Division II National Championship.

The Bentley men's ultimate frisbee team won USA Ultimate's Division III College Championship in 2014.[3]

The Bentley Falcons football team has made two Division II playoff appearances in back-to-back seasons in 2003 and 2004.

Notable people[edit]

Players[edit]

Coaches[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bentley University Color Palette". Retrieved February 22, 2017.
  2. ^ "Bentley". bentleyfalcons.com. Retrieved 2016-10-17.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2015-03-16.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Jack Perri Selected as Head Men's Basketball Coach". 5 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Jack Perri Selected as Head Men's Basketball Coach". 5 June 2018.

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