Club Sports

The Physical Education Department supports the following club programs:
Alpine Ski Team

The Alpine Ski Team is a coed club sport that currently has 23 members. The team practices twice a week at Labrador Mountain, which is 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.

Contact Cally Queally at cqueally@hamilton.edu.

Curling Team

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

Equestrian/Hunt & Dressage

The Equestrian/Hunt and Dressage club strives to provide horseback riding and horsemanship education to students from all backgrounds. The Equestrian Team is the college's IHSA competition team. The club's goal is to provide riding lessons and show opportunities for its members. The team travels to horse shows at nearby equestrian facilities and competes against other colleges. The team is open to anyone, regardless of riding or showing experience. Lessons are organized and instructed at Fairway Farms (about a 9-minute drive from campus). Contact Montana Sprague at maspragu@hamilton.edu.

Fencing Club

The Fencing Team is a coed club sport that currently has 13 members. The team practices from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday 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 to join the team. Contact Mitchel Herman at mpherman@hamilton.edu.

Hamilton College Figure Skating Club

The Hamilton College Figure Skating Club (HCFSC) is a group of skaters of all levels who practice three times a week in a supportive and fun environment. We have a coach who teaches basic and advanced skills so we can work towards individual competitions, exhibitions, and group performances. The HCFSC also promotes skating on campus by hosting all-campus events where have free skate rentals and open skating at Sage Rink. Practice Schedule Tues/Thurs: 8:30PM - 10:30PM Sun: 7:30PM - 9:00PM. Contact Katherine O'Malley at keomalle@hamilton.edu.

HamTrek Sprint Triathlon Committee

HamTrek strives to promote healthy competition among students and provide all members of the community with the opportunity to participate in a triathlon, regardless of their skill level. Contact Emma Stout at estout@hamilton.edu.

Ice Hockey Club

The Hamilton College Club Hockey Team provides the opportunity to play quality hockey in a competitive environment. Hamilton Club Hockey consists of experienced members who have played at the high school and prep school level. The team competes in the Upstate New York Club Hockey League (UNYCHL) which consists of 21 teams, and has won league championships in 2010 and 2018. Practices are held on Monday and Wednesday nights, and plays on weekends. Experience is recommended and new players are welcomed. Contact Gabe Masters at gmasters@hamilton.edu.

Men's Club Soccer

The Hamilton College Men’s Club Soccer team is a relatively new athletic club on campus, and provides students the opportunity to play soccer in an environment less intense than that at a varsity level. While all skill levels are welcome, we do keep a competitive level as we compete in the Region 1 Upstate New York Division, against schools like Colgate, RIT, RPI, Syracuse, Cornell and so on. The team is active throughout both seasons, practicing 4 times a week, with league games/friendlies during the weekend. While the Fall season is substantially longer, we still do have a Spring season. Contact Bill Gaskill at wgaskill@hamilton.edu.

Men's Rugby

The Men's Rugby team is one of the largest club sports on campus. The team competes in the Upstate Small College Rugby Conference (UpSCRC), which is part of the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO). New players are always welcome to join the team, and no prior experience is necessary. Practices are held Monday - Friday, 4:30 - 6:00pm on Minor Field during fall and spring.x Contact Luke Bernard at ljbernar@hamilton.edu.

Men's Water Polo Club

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 competitive New York Division (against Columbia, Colgate, Cornell, University of Buffalo, New York University, United States Military Academy, Binghamton University, Syracuse University, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute). Prior experience is not necessary.
Contact Evan Tatro at etatro@hamilton.edu.

Multisport Club(Cycling/Running)

The Hamilton College Multisport Club is a combination cycling and running club. The club competes in the Eastern Collegiate Cycling Conference, as well as, independent running races throughout the fall and spring. All experience levels are welcome. Contact Andrew Juchno at ajuchno@hamilton.edu.

Nordic Ski Team

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 experienced students are encouraged to join. Contact Dan Wall at dwall@hamilton.edu.

Sailing Team

The Hamilton College Sailing Team, which is coed, competes in the Mid-Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association, taking part in dinghy and keelboat regattas in the fall and spring. Regatta competitions are most often single-day trips or weekend overnights in college dormitories or member residences. The team practices at the Willow Bank Yacht Club in Cazenovia New York three times a week weather permitting. Contact Zachary Baum at zbaum@hamilton.edu.

Ultimate Frisbee

The Ultimate Frisbee organization on campus consists of men’s and women’s teams with a total of more than 75 members. The teams compete separately but some practices are co-ed, and there are nightly joint team dinners. Teams practice five times a week in the fall and travel around the Northeast for tournaments. Both teams are competitive in the Metro East region. The men’s team most recently finished fifth in the Metro East Region, and the women's team finished 13th in the country at Nationals. Contact Erik Johansson at ejohanss@hamilton.edu.

Women's Club Basketball

The Hamilton College Women's Club Basketball team is a club sport that provides its members the opportunity to practice and compete at an intercollegiate level. The team practices twice a week, usually for an hour and a half, doing drills and playing against each other in teams. We compete with schools such as Binghamton University, Le Moyne College, Cornell University, etc. in various home games, away games, or tournaments. New players with varying levels of experience are welcomed to join the team although some experience is recommended. Contact Arielle Saber at asaber@hamilton.edu.

Women's Club Soccer

The Hamilton College Women’s Club Soccer Team gives female students a chance to play soccer at a competitive level in an environment that is more relaxed than that of varsity soccer. Though most members played in high school, we welcome all skill levels. The team currently has 30 members and competes in the Region 1 Eastern New York Division, which includes schools such as Colgate, Binghamton, Cornell, Syracuse and Ithaca. The team is active year-round, with weekly practices and games during the fall and spring. In the fall, the team has the opportunity to advance to the Region 1 Tournament. Contact Caitlin McHugh at cmchugh@hamilton.edu.

Women's Rugby

The Women’s Rugby Team is a competitive club sport that provides a positive, fun and enriching environment for athletes who enjoy team sports. No experience is needed, and the majority of students who join the team have no prior knowledge of the game. The team usually practices on Minor Field from 4:30 to 6:30 pm Monday through Friday. We are a part of the Central National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO), and we compete in both the fall and spring seasons. Rugby is a club sport, meaning that there are no try-outs or cuts and everyone plays Contact Avery Cook at amcook@hamilton.edu.

Contact Information

Pat Giruzzi

Director of Club Sports
315-859-4536 pgiruzzi@hamilton.edu
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