All the Right Moves - And Choices

‎‌Varsity (V), Intramurals (I) & Club Sports (CS) Offered

•  Baseball (V/CS)
•  Basketball (V/I/CS)
•  Bowling (V/CS)
•  Cheerleading (V)
•  Cross Country (V)
•  Dance Team (CS)
•  Dodgeball (I)
•  Equestrian (V)
•  Fencing (V)

•  Field Hockey (V/CS)
•  Figure Skating (CS)
•  Flag Football (I)
•  Floor Hockey (I)
•  Football (V/CS)
•  Golf (V/CS)
•  Gymnastics (CS)
•  Ice Hockey (V/CS)
•  Lacrosse (V/CS)
•  Rowing (V)
•  Rugby (V/CS)
•  Running (CS)
•  Sailing (CS)
•  Soccer (V/I/CS)
•  Softball (V/CS/I)
•  Swimming (V)
•  Tennis (V/CS/I)
•  Track & Field (V)

•  Volleyball (V/CS/I)
•  Weightlifting (CS)
•  Wrestling (V/CS)

Baseball legend Bobby Valentine, 
director of Intercollegiate Athletics 
Sacred Heart University

At Sacred Heart University our athletics programs, be they varsity, club sports or intramural sports, are about more than just competition and winning. Our programs are built on a longstanding tradition of helping our student-athletes realize their potential, strengthen their character and empower their minds while developing self-confidence and valuable leadership skills.

Visit the Official Pioneer Athletics Site

Intercollegiate Sports

Our athletic programs are predicated on the philosophy that success in the classroom and positive participation in the greater University community will lead to success on the athletic field. You have the opportunity to compete against some of the most competitive National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I institutions in the nation to develop these valuable life skills. As a full member of the Northeast Conference (NEC), an associate Students at Sacred Heart University enjoy an active east coast college athletic atmosphere.member of Atlantic Hockey (AH) and an associate member of the MAAC conference for field hockey and rowing, our teams take the field, court and ice against top-flight national and regional schools. Visit the Official Pioneer Athletics Site for news, scores, schedules and to access live event webcasts.

The Department of Athletics has undergone tremendous growth over the past 10 years and now fields 32 Division I varsity teams, including 18 women’s programs and 14 men’s programs as well as a cheerleading squad. Sacred Heart University is one of only a small handful of schools across the country to offer such a diverse assortment of NCAA athletic programs. Sacred Heart University made a major commitment to its athletics programs, bringing them in line with its top-flight academic and service programs, when it elevated the varsity programs to the NCAA Division I level in September 1999.

Club Sports

There are currently 25 club sports offered at Sacred Heart University. Competing against other schools, these competitive club teams give you the opportunity to make new friends while improving your athletic ability or learning a new sport at our east coast college. Visit the Club Sports website to learn more.

Intramural Sports

Intramural Sports are open to all full-time students and staff and provides leagues, tournaments, fitness classes and open gym throughout the year. Visit the Intramural Sports website for events, schedules and results.

William H. Pitt Health & Recreation Center

The $17.5 million William H. Pitt Health and Recreation Center features a 2,300-seat arena, four basketball courts, state-of-the-art fitness center, aerobics and fencing room, varsity wrestling room, and much more – including an outstanding Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center. You will also enjoy our $1.3 million Spinturf athletic field, eight-lane outdoor running track and six superior Deco II tennis courts.

Additionally, our proximity to New York and Boston for professional sports outings – and prime New England location for seasonal recreation from boating to skiing – makes SHU the right place to stay active year-round.


Latest News

CT Post: Brian Koonz: The scrum goes varsity for Sacred Heart women

September 19, 2015

FAIRFIELD — The grunting tangle of arms and legs inched forward in search of leverage, almost like the line of scrimmage in football, except these women locked their arms around each other’s shoulders.

SHU Baseball Coaches Offer Free Instruction for Local Little League Coaches

February 24, 2015

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – With a rock-hard crust of snow on the ground and recent frostbite-inducing air temperatures, it seems untimely to be thinking about baseball. But jocks like Sacred Heart University Pitching Coach Wayne Mazzoni never stop thinking about it—or ways to perpetuate and improve how the sport is taught and played. On Sunday, February 22, he, fellow SHU Assistant Coach Nick Restaino and SHU Head Baseball Coach Nick Giaquinto conducted a free two-hour 2015 Fall Coaches Clinic at the Batter’s Box in Norwalk. The session targeted Fairfield- and Bridgeport-based adults who would like to manage/coach at any level of Little League play (Future Stars to Intermediate, ages five to 13).

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