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Athletics

Varsity Team Finder

Club Sports

Program Director: Dave Thompson, dthompso@hamilton.edu

The Physical Education Department supports the following club programs:

Alpine Skiing

Brandon Wilson,  bdwilson@hamilton.edu

The Alpine Ski Team is a coed club sport that currently has 23 members. The team practices twice a week at Labrador Mountain, roughly an hour away from campus. Wednesday nights are dedicated to Giant Slalom and Thursday nights are reserved for Slalom. The team practices and races with the supervision of the Labrador Racing Staff. The team races about seven times a year, beginning in the middle of January, in conjunction with the United Ski and Snowboard Association.

 

Curling

Meghan Doherty, mdoherty@hamilton.edu
Trevor Howe, rhowe@hamilton.edu

The Curling Team currently has 20 members. We practice on Sundays at the Utica Curling Club, located in Whitesboro, NY. The team competes against other schools at college bonspiels, including our own tournament. In the past, we have traveled to Schenectady, Rochester, Boston and Chicago. No experience is necessary to join the team.


 

Cycling

McKayla Dunfey, mdunfey@hamilton.edu
Todd Rayne, trayne@hamilton.edu

The Hamilton College Cycling Club is a racing team that competes in the Eastern Collegiate Cycling Conference. The team trains about 5 days/week in both fall and spring. The racing season runs from mid-March through mid-May. All experience levels are welcome.

 

Equestrian Team

Megan Blair, mcblair@hamilton.edu

The Equestrian Team is a coed club sport that gives its members the opportunity to ride and compete at college level.  Each member practices twice a week at Whitefox Farm, about 5 minutes from campus.  The team competes in 8 horse shows a year and is part of the national Intercollegiate Horse Show Association. No experience is required in order to join.

 

Fencing Team

 

The Fencing Team is a coed club sport that currently has 13 members. The team practices Monday through Thursday from 4-6 PM in one of the old squash courts on the second floor of the Alumni Gym. Although not part of a larger organization, the Fencing Team competes against other schools such as Hobart and William Smith College, RPI and Colgate in interscholastic tournaments. No experience is required in order to join the team.

 

Ice Hockey

James LaPosta, jlaposta@hamilton.edu
Russ DeGrazia, rdegrazi@hamilton.edu

The Club Hockey Team is a chance to play quality hockey in a competitive environment.  The team is comprised of  experienced members who have played at the high school and prep school level. Having won the championship in our inaugural year, the team regularly competes in the Upstate New York Club Hockey League (UNYCHL) which is comprised of teams such as Lemoyne College and Union. The team practices on a regular scheduled with most games played on weekends. Experience is recommended and new players are always welcome.
 

Nordic Skiing

hkingsto@hamilton.edu, pskaggs@hamilton.edu

The Nordic Ski Team is a coed club sport that currently has 20 members. The team practices three afternoons a week either in the Glen, on Hamilton's golf course or other nearby locations. The team is a member of the Mideast Conference of the United Ski and Snowboard Association and competes in a number of races each season. Students of all experience levels are welcome though experience is encouraged.

 

Women's Rugby

 

Ana Hernandez, Yani Najarian, Sarah Graves

 

The Women's Rugby Team currently has 28 members. No experience is needed, and the majority of students joining the team have no prior knowledge of the game. Depending on field conditions, the team practices Monday through Friday on Minor Field from 4 - 6 p.m. The team is part of the New York State Rugby Conference in Premier Division I, competing against Brockport SUNY, Buffalo SUNY, Cornell University, Ithaca College, and Syracuse University. Women's Rugby won the Division II State Championship and reached regional playoffs in Fall 2008. In Fall 2009, the team placed third in New York State and reached regional playoffs in Premier Division I. In the spring season, HCWRFC competes in a variety of competitive regional rugby tournaments.

 

Men's Rugby

Bryce Timm btimm@hamilton.edu

Osaruese Odeh  oodeh@hamilton.edu

One of the largest and most active club sports on campus, Hamilton Men's Rugby competes in the New York Rugby Empire East Div. II conference, frequently facing such schools as Colgate, RPI, Siena, and Union. Led by head coach Pete Gelinas, the team anticipates another great season in the upcoming fall, with a large number of rising sophomores and juniors leading the way. New players are always welcome to join the team, and no prior experience is necessary. Practices are held Monday through Friday from 4-6 p.m. on Minor Field during the Fall and Spring.

Sailing

Jon McManus

The Hamilton College Sailing Team competes in the Mid-Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association in both the fall and spring seasons in both dinghy and keelboat regattas.  Regattas are most often single day trips or weekend overnights in college dormitories or member residences.  The team also periodically practices at the Cedar Point Yacht Club and competes in the Eckerd College Intersectional in Saint Petersberg, Florida.  The team is Coed.

 

Ultimate Frisbee

Ford Chapman

The Ultimate Frisbee Team is a coed, self-coached club sport with 40 members. In the fall the team practices four days a week on the baseball field and in the spring as often as possible, depending on field conditions. The team plays against colleges such as Colgate, Clarkson, St. Lawrence, RIT, RPI, ESU, UVM, Green Mountain College, Buffalo, Alfred, UCONN and Cornell. The team plays in a few large tournaments each semester.
 

Water Polo

Tom Youngblood '13 tyoungbl@hamilton.edu
Dan Levine '13 dlevine@hamilton.edu
Graham Boyd '14 gboyd@hamilton.edu

The Hamilton College Water Polo Club is an open organization created for the advancement of water polo skills and intercollegiate competition. Founded in the Spring of 2009, the club competes every fall in the New York Division (against Columbia, Colgate, Cornell, New York University, United States Military Academy, Binghamton University, Syracuse University, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute). The team also compete against NESCAC teams during in-season exhibition tournaments. With only three years under its youthful belt, Hamilton has already achieved two 5th place finishes at the CWPA Club National Championship. In 2011 Hamilton College had the pleasure of hosting that year's Club National Championship. In addition, the team has benefited from talented team members and alumni with All-American, Academic All-American, and All-Region honors.

 

Figure Skating

The Hamilton College Figure Skating Club (HCFSC) has a competitive team that participates in intercollegiate events for both individual and synchronized skating. The team is comprised of skaters of all different levels, ranging from Pre-Preliminary to Senior Freestyle, and members can choose to compete in a variety of competitions each year. The team practices at the Sage Rink on campus and we have access ice time daily. Every semester we have opportunities to compete in the Northeastern section at USFSA-sanctioned intercollegiate competitions against a variety of schools across the Northeast. No experience is necessary to join the team.

students.hamilton.edu/hcfsc

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