Assumption Announces New Varsity Sports for Women’s Ice Hockey and Men’s Swimming

May 26, 2022

As the first institution in the Northeast-10 (NE10) to now sponsor all 24 sports in the NCAA Division II Conference, Assumption University’s Director of Athletics Christine Lowthert, Ed.D., announces the expansion of the University’s athletic programs with the addition of women’s ice hockey and men’s swimming as varsity sports. Recruitment for these programs will begin immediately with competition expected to take place in fall 2023.

“Through the elevation of women’s ice hockey and men’s swimming to varsity sports, Assumption University demonstrates a steadfast commitment to providing opportunities to students to continue their academic and athletic pursuits,” said Greg Weiner, Ph.D., interim president. “The addition of these two varsity sports provides enhanced recruitment opportunities throughout New England, the nation, and internationally of students interested in intellectual seriousness, thoughtful citizenship, and devotion to the common good.”

“The Assumption athletics experience is renowned for encouraging all of our student-athletes to serve as leaders in competition and in the classroom,” said Lowthert. “With new varsity programs in women’s ice hockey and men’s swimming, we continue to build upon our foundation of competitive and academic excellence.”

Cameron Dwyer has been appointed the men’s swimming coach, which will begin competing in the NE10 in the 2023-24 academic year.  Dwyer currently serves as the women’s swimming coach. The University has appointed Jack Sweeney as head coach for the women’s ice hockey team. Sweeney currently serves as the head coach for the Blue & White Sports women’s ice hockey team; details on the women’s hockey program will be announced in the near future.

Prospective student-athletes interested in competing as a member of the women’s ice hockey program can contact Coach Sweeney.

Prospective student-athletes interested in competing as a member of the men’s swimming program can contact Coach Dwyer