NEC, Green Mountain Leaving North Atlantic Conference
Two more schools are leaving the North Atlantic Conference and that will drop the NAC to just six schools, at least for the time being.
New England College in Henniker, New Hampshire announced last week it is leaving the NAC to join the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) starting in 2018-19.
Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vermont has announced to will move the become a NAIA school and join the Northeastern Intercollegiate Athletics Conference (NIAC) in 2018-19.
In the past year, Castleton in Vermont announced it was leaving the NAC for the Little East Conference (LEC) and Colby-Sawyer in New Hampshire announced it was leaving for the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC).
All of this will leave the North Atlantic Conference with six schools – Husson, UMaine Farmington, Maine Maritime Academy, Thomas College Lyndon State(VT) and Johnson State(VT).
NAC officials are working on adding schools to replace outgoing schools.
NOTE: Husson University athletic director Frank Pergolizzi joins the Wednesday ‘Morning Pitch Show’ at 7:35am on Sports Radio 92.9 The Ticket to talk about the changing landscape in the North Atlantic Conference.