Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference
|Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference|
|Members||8 full, 3 associate|
|Commissioner||Angela Baumann (since 2006)|
The Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) is an intercollegiate athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA's Division III. Full member institutions are all located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The MASCAC sponsors intercollegiate athletic competition in men's baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, women's field hockey, men's ice hockey, men's and women's soccer, women's softball, men's and women's track and field, and women's volleyball.
The MASCAC sponsored football for the first time in 2013. Conference members Bridgewater State, Fitchburg State, Framingham State, Massachusetts Maritime, Westfield State, and Worcester State departed the New England Football Conference (NEFC) after the 2012 season. They were joined later by fellow NEFC opponents Plymouth State, UMass–Dartmouth, and Western Connecticut State. The NEFC retained the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III playoffs.
The league currently has eight full members:
|Bridgewater State University†||Bridgewater, Massachusetts||Bears||1840||Public||10,881||1971|
|Fitchburg State University||Fitchburg, Massachusetts||Falcons||1894||Public||7,569||1971|
|Framingham State University||Framingham, Massachusetts||Rams||1839||Public||5,691||1971|
|Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts* †||North Adams, Massachusetts||Trailblazers||1894||Public||1,811||1971|
|Massachusetts Maritime Academy** †||Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts||Buccaneers||1891||Public||1,700||1974|
|Salem State University*||Salem, Massachusetts||Vikings||1854||Public||7,706||1971|
|Westfield State University||Westfield, Massachusetts||Owls||1838||Public||6,400||1971|
|Worcester State University||Worcester, Massachusetts||Lancers||1874||Public||6,221||1971|
* - Does not sponsor football.
** - Does not sponsor men's or women's basketball.
† - Does not sponsor ice hockey.
|Boston State College||Boston, Massachusetts||Warriors||1872||Public||?||1971||1982||Merged into the University of Massachusetts–Boston|
|Lowell State College||Lowell, Massachusetts||?||1894||Public||?||1971||1975||Merged into the University of Massachusetts–Lowell|
|Plymouth State University||Plymouth, New Hampshire||Panthers||1871||Public||4,192||2009–10 (ice hockey)
|men's ice hockey,
|University of Massachusetts–Dartmouth||Dartmouth, Massachusetts||Corsairs||1895||Public||7,982||2009–10 (ice hockey)
|men's ice hockey,
|Western Connecticut State University||Danbury, Connecticut||Colonials||1903||Public||6,001||2013–14||football||Little East|
- "MASCAC Set to Add Football as Championship Sport in 2013-14". mascac.com. Retrieved February 9, 2012.