Varsity Athletics

New Attitude. New Vision. New Pride.

Western New England University is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III. The University supports the Division III philosophy by offering 19 NCAA-sponsored varsity sports. Click on any of these titles to learn more about these teams:


Men Women
Baseball Basketball
Basketball Cross Country
Cross Country Field Hockey
Football Lacrosse
Golf Soccer
Ice Hockey Softball
Lacrosse Swimming
Soccer Tennis
Tennis Volleyball

If you want to keep up with the latest news on each team, bookmark www.wnegoldenbears.com.

varsityathleticsphoto2.jpgSchool spirit and pride are at an all-time high at Western New England University. The University has entered a new era—an era of academic and athletic excellence. We provide a high quality student-athlete experience for every one of our participants. We believe that athletics plays an important part in a student’s education and overall development. Our athletic family represents the best qualities of Western New England University. The leadership training and community service projects that all of our athletes are involved in provide invaluable experiences.

The Commonwealth Coast Conference

In 2007, Western New England University became the 14th member of the The Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC). Sixteen of the 19 varsity sports at Western New England University compete under the CCC championships and a bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Golden Bears face some of the toughest competition in New England in the CCC as they battle teams from four Northeast states.
In their first year in the conference, the Golden Bears won the CCC title in men's soccer.

Outstanding Facilities

Alumni Healthful Living Center

The University's Alumni Healthful Living Center is a modern 123,000-square-foot facility featuring a 2,000 seat field house, an eight-lane swimming pool, a wellness center, a running track on the second floor, wrestling room, racquetball and squash courts, classroom space, and a strength training room. It is also the home of the Athletic Department offices, and the Downes Hall of Fame.

Golden Bear Stadium

The 1,200-seat Golden Bear Stadium serves multiple varsity sports including football, field hockey, and men's and women's lacrosse. With stadium lighting and an AstroPlay turf field, the new facility extends both the outdoor season for varsity sports and evening playing time for intramural sports.

George E. Trelease Memorial Baseball Park

Opened in 2004, the George E. Trelease Memorial Baseball Park offers state-of-the-art facilities for both players and spectators to enjoy. The Park includes a natural grass field, dugout, 500-seat grandstand, press box, and electronic scoreboard.

Suprenant Field

Home to the Golden Bear men's and women's soccer team, Suprenant Field underwent a major renovation in 2007 adding new bench shelters, a portable press box, and a fence, which brought it into NCAA compliance to host NCAA Tournament games.

Volvo Outdoor Tennis Courts

The Suprenant Tennis Courts are home to the Golden Bears men's and women's tennis teams and enjoyed a complete resurfacing in the summer of 2007.

Western New England University Softball Field

The WNE Softball Field was recently moved from the back of the Alumni Healthful Living Center to its current home to the right of Trelease Memorial Baseball Park. The field features a brand new scoreboard and bleacher seating.

The Golden Bear Pavilion

The Golden Bear Bear Pavilion will be the future home for football, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's lacrosse, field hockey, baseball and softball, and will include these facilities:

  • Locker Rooms
  • A Training Room
  • An equipment Room
  • Public Restrooms
  • A Concession Stand

Learn more about varsity sports at Western New England University.

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