The College of Saint Elizabeth athletics program is guided by a philosophy that the intercollegiate athletics experience is integral to the educational mission of the College, and that student athletic experiences contribute to, and benefit from, experiences in the classroom and other extracurricular activities.
CSE supports eight women's varsity intercollegiate sports at the Division III level recognized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Saint Elizabeth is a member of the prestigious North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) whose members include Cazenovia College, Gallaudet University, Keuka College, Lancaster Bible College, Penn St.-Berks, Penn St.-Abington, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY IT, and SUNY Morrisville, Wells College and Wilson College. CSE is also a member of the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC), a conference comprising Division I, II, and III institutions across the East Coast.
Many of CSE's teams have been competing since the early 1900's, challenging local and regional programs in a variety of sports.
In that time, individual athletes still hold NCAA records today as well as making history within CSE.
The Screaming Eagles maintain an appropriate perspective on sports, giving particular attention to competitive athletics as part of the overall educational development of the student. Teams strive to balance a successful athletics experience with academic success and the opportunity to participate in diverse activities on campus.
The intercollegiate athletic program is geared to strong, dedicated athletes who are committed to fair play and skillful competition as well as academic success.
Athletics are one part of the students' overall education and not a substitute for it. Therefore, student athletes will never have to sacrifice studies for playing time. As a result of this balanced approach, students who join the athletic program develop confidence, leadership and dedication to their sport, while strengthening their overall educational goals.