NAC Adds SUNY Dehli As Full-Time Member [VIDEO]
The North Atlantic Conference is adding a ninth school to full-time membership status - the SUNY Dehli Broncos, located in Dehli New York.
The school is part of the State University of New York system in that state.
In the ever-changing landscape of college athletics with schools changing conferences, the NAC is trying to rebuild its ranks after losing schools such as Castleton, New England College, Colby-Sawyer and Green Mountain State in recent years.
UMaine Presque Isle and SUNY Canton are new to the NAC starting this school year.
"I am excited to welcome SUNY Delhi as a full member of the NAC," said Commissioner Marcella Zalot. "It has been wonderful to learn about their institution, and to work with Delhi's leadership through their affiliation as an associate member and through the full membership application process. The institution aligns nicely with the NAC's mission and core values and is a great fit with our conference. I want to thank President Dr. Michael Laliberte and Athletic Director Bob Backus in particular, for all their work leading up to this point." - NAC Press Release
The Broncos join Husson University, Maine Maritime Academy, UMaine Farmington, UMaine Presque Isle, Thomas College, Northern Vermont University-Lyndon, Northern Vermont University-Johnson and SUNY Canton as NAC members.
The plan calls for SUNY Dehli to join in 2019-20 with 11 sports. Men's and women's basketball and softball will join the NAC in 2020-21.
The school is located on the foothills of the Catskill Mountains of New York with an enrollment of 3,200 students. The school was founded in 1915.
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