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Undergraduate Bulletin 2008-2009
Bulletin Homepage |Undergraduate Resources & Services | University Athletics

Department of Athletics and Recreation

UAlbany's intercollegiate athletics program excels at the NCAA Division I level, producing competitive teams, successful coaches, and outstanding student-athletes recognized for their accomplishments both on the field and in the classroom.  The University sponsors 19 varsity sports for men and women.  Club sports, an intramural program, and recreational opportunities are also offered.

As a member of the America East Conference, 18 of the school's 19 varsity teams are eligible for conference championships and NCAA post-season competition.  Football, a Division I-FCS  program, is an associate member of the Northeast Conference.

UAlbany has won 28 conference championships and produced 13 NCAA Tournament teams since moving to Division I.  In 2006-07, the Great Danes capured America East Conference titles in men's basketball, men's lacrosse, softball, men's and women's outdoor track and field, men's indoor track, women's volleyball, and baseball.  In addition, men's lacrosse and softball became the first teams to record victories in NCAA Division I Tournament Plan. 

For information on intercollegiate, club sports and intramurals, contact the Albany Sportsline at (518) 442-DANE (3263), the Intramural Office at 442-5640 or the website at

The indoor and outdoor physical education design is among the most comprehensive in the Northeast. TheSEFCU Arena, a state-of-the-art facility; the Physical Education Building, which houses University Gym; and an air-supported bubble are utilized for sporting and cultural activities. In addition, there are lighted tennis courts, racquetball/squash/ handball courts, a swimming pool, a dance studio, and a comprehensive fitness and weight training center. UAlbany recently constructed two all-weather athletic fields.  "John Fallon Field" is the home to the men's and women's lacrosse teams.  An adjacent surface known as "Alumni Turf Field" is the home turf for women's field hockey in addition to serving as a multi-use recreational field for UAlbany students.

The Department is located in both the SEFCU Arena and the Physical Education Building, (518-442-DANE).

 Men's Sports  Head Coach
 Baseball  Jon Mueller
 Basketball  Will Brown
 Cross Country  Craig McVey
 Football  Bob Ford
 Indoor Track and Field  Roberto Vives
 Lacrosse  Scott Marr
 Outdoor Track and Field  Roberto Vives
 Soccer  Johan Aarnio
 Women's Sports  Head Coach
 Basketball  Trina Patterson
 Cross Country  Craig McVey
 Field Hockey  Phil Sykes
 Golf  Richard Sauers
 Indoor Track and Field  Roberto Vives
 Lacrosse  Lindsey Hart
 Outdoor Track and Field  Roberto Vives
 Soccer  Mary-Frances Monroe
 Softball  Chris Cannata
 Tennis  Elissa Kinard
 Volleyball  M.J. Engstrom