Athletic Development

Mission

Stonehill College seeks to engage its athletic alumni in order to create a permanent link between those that created the rich tradition of Stonehill athletics and those that challenge themselves daily to ensure its continuous prosperity. Through an array of events; including alumni games, golf outings, and fundraising endeavors; the Department of Athletics strives to reunite alumni with the College to relive the glory of their athletic past and learn of the impressive academic and athletic accomplishments of their present-day successors.

In addition to linking generations of alumni, the development initiative of the Department of Athletics is charged with the responsibility of graciously seeking donations from those that care about Stonehill athletics to ensure its long-lasting stability and prosperity. Unfortunately, excessive spending now permeates collegiate athletics and threatens to obscure the original intent of intercollegiate athletic competition. Stonehill College recognizes the importance of intercollegiate athletics and provides, to the best of its ability, the resources necessary to compete at the Division II level. The intent of this Department is to assist the College in providing those resources, which will enhance the competitive experience of all our student-athletes.

Stonehill Athletics and You

The Stonehill Athletics Department is grateful to the many alumni, donors, fans and friends who support the Skyhawk teams every year. The most important quality an intercollegiate athletic program can display is its integrity. Stonehill strives to uphold the highest standards of academic and athletic integrity. As a member of the NCAA, it is our responsibility to educate administrators, coaches, student-athletes and other representatives of institutional athletic interests about the rules, which could affect their association with the program. Stonehill Athletics strives to remain in compliance with the strict guidelines of the NCAA and the Northeast-10 Conference.

You Are a Representative of Stonehill Athletics!

A "representative of the institution's athletics interests" is an individual who is known (or who should be known) by a member of the institution's executive or athletics administration to:

- Have participated in or to be a member of an agency or organization promoting the institution's intercollegiate athletics program.

- Have made financial contributions to the athletics department or to an athletics booster organizations of that institution.

- Be assisting or to have been requested (by the athletics department staff) to assist in the recruitment of prospects.

- Be assisting or to have assisted in providing benefits to enrolled student-athletes or their families.

- Have been involved otherwise in promoting the institution's athletics program.

Once an individual is defined as such a representative, that person retains that identity indefinitely, even if they quit supporting the athletics program.

Ways to Contribute

On this page you can find information on our annual special events, including the Friends of Stonehill Golf Tournament, as well as information on our annual comprehensive campaigns and periodic capital campaigns. If you are interested in supporting our student-athletes through annual giving, please visit the College's Development website and read about our annual Skyhawk Fund program.

How Else Can You Help

The Department of Athletics is continuously seeking interested alumni to assist in our many special events and fundraising campaigns. If you are interested in serving on specific event committees or have ideas you would like to share, please feel free to contact Dean O'Keefe, Director of Athletics, at (508) 565-1384 or via email at dokeefe@stonehill.edu.