2011 NCAA High Jump National Champion Corey Thomas
Thank you for your interest in Stonehill's NCAA Division II varsity athletics program.
Who is the Stonehill Varsity Student-Athlete?
Stonehill College prides itself on fielding highly competitive programs that have built longstanding winning traditions. As a member of the Northeast-10 Conference, the largest NCAA Division II conference in the country, Stonehill student-athletes have competed against and produced teams that are among the elite both regionally and nationally.
Stonehill student-athletes make a commitment to excellence both on the field of play and in the classroom. Our coaches do an outstanding job of mentoring and honing both athletic and academic skills throughout their careers.
Stonehill student-athletes prepare vigorously to meet the challenges of playing against and being part of the best there is to offer in Division II.
If you feel that you could compete at this level, please complete the online questionnaire via the chart below. Your information will be sent to the coach of your respective sport and will be entered into Stonehill's admissions database for future correspondence.
|Men's Sports||Baseball||Basketball||Cross Country||Football||Ice Hockey||Soccer||Tennis||Track & Field|
|Women's Sports||Basketball||Cross Country||Equestrian||Field Hockey||Golf||Lacrosse||Soccer||Softball||Tennis||Track & Field|
Who Is a Prospective Student-Athlete (PSA)?
The NCAA defines a prospective student-athlete as any student who has started classes for the ninth grade. In addition, a student who has not started the ninth grade becomes a prospect if the institution provides that student (or student's relatives and friends) any financial assistance or other benefit not provided to prospective students in general. A prospective student-athlete remains a prospect even after he or she has signed a National Letter of Intent or financial aid agreement to attend Stonehill. A prospective student-athlete also includes students in prep schools, junior colleges, and individuals who have officially withdrawn from four-year schools.
NCAA Rules Involving Prospective Student-Athletes
Representatives of the institution's athletic interests are prohibited from making in-person, off-campus recruiting contacts with a prospect or the prospect's relatives. On-campus contact is permitted, as are written and telephonic communications. Recruiting contacts by representatives during a prospect's official visit are confined to campus and may not extend to the 30-mile radius permitted to institutional staff members.
Athletics representatives may not contact prospects' coaches, principals, or counselors in an attempt to evaluate prospects, and they cannot visit prospects' schools to pick up transcripts or films pertaining to evaluation of the prospect's academic or athletics ability.
Boosters may attend prospects' games on their own initiative, but they cannot contact prospects on those occasions.
Each year, coaches and administrators in the Stonehill Athletics Department receive information on prospective student-athletes from traditional sources such as high school and recruiting services. However, an increasing number of fans, friends, and other members of the community will offer leads in recruiting a particular student-athlete. The department encourages you to send recommendation letters, clippings, or any other supporting material to members of the Stonehill coaching staff, but you cannot contact prospective student-athletes directly.
Maintaining institutional control over the administration of the Stonehill Athletics program, including recruiting, is one of our highest priorities. You should be aware of the following:
- You may not entertain, provide tickets or gifts to junior or senior high school or junior college coaches at any time.
- You may not contribute to the payment of registration fees for prospects to attend summer sports camps.
- You may not mail anything of benefit to a prospective student-athlete except personal letters. Specifically, you may not mail clippings, posters, programs or similar items.
- You may not contribute to the payment of transportation costs for prospects or their friends and relatives to visit Stonehill College.
- You may not contact student-athletes of another four-year institution to explore the possibility of transferring to Stonehill.
- You may not be involved with giving financial aid or other benefits to prospects or prospects' relatives or friends.
The following is a list of informational links for your review.
In order to be eligible for participation in NCAA Division II Stonehill College Athletics, you must be certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center. Register online at http://www.eligibilitycenter.org.
The most recent Stonehill College Graduation Rates and Enrollment Data as distributed by the NCAA are available here.
Please click here to view the NCAA Division II Operating Bylaws, Article 126.96.36.199 regarding Participation in Organized Competition Before Initial Collegiate Enrollment.
The NCAA Banned Substance list as distributed by the NCAA is available here. As a NCAA Division II institution, Stonehill College participates in NCAA drug testing and institutional drug testing.
If you have a question, please ask!
There are many NCAA rules regarding prospective and enrolled student-athletes. Please ask before acting. Stonehill appreciates your interest and support, and we would be glad to direct your support in a constructive manner within NCAA guidelines. Should you have questions, feel free to call Cindy MacDonald, Senior Associate Director of Athletics, at (508) 565-1052.