Monmouth and Quinnipiac Set to Join MAAC for 2013-2014

Edison, N.J. - The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Council of Presidents has formally accepted Monmouth University as a conference member beginning July 1, 2013, for the 2013-14 academic year. The MAAC's Council of Presidents extended an invitation to Monmouth after their league meeting on Friday, December 14.

"I am so pleased that Monmouth University will be joining our conference," said Dr. Eugene J. Cornacchia, Ph.D., President of Saint Peter's University and the MAAC Council of Presidents. "Like Saint Peter's, Monmouth is one of New Jersey's private institutions and I have gotten to know of the tremendous strength of their student body, faculty and administration. The Hawks are a welcome addition to the MAAC; strong in the classroom and on the field of play."

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Edison, N.J. - The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference has formally accepted Quinnipiac University as a conference member beginning July 1, 2013, for the 2013-14 academic year, the league announced on Saturday.

"In evaluating potential new member schools, the MAAC membership has sought to maintain a brand that stresses excellence in academics and athletics, and Quinnipiac University fully meets that criteria," notes Richard J. Ensor, Esq., Commissioner of the MAAC. "The MAAC will be a great home for the Quinnipiac athletic program and the conference looks forward to its participation with the start of the 2013-14 academic year."

The MAAC's Council of Presidents extended an invitation to Quinnipiac after their league meeting on Friday, December 14. "The Bobcats of Quinnipiac bring a strong athletics tradition to the MAAC," said Dr. Eugene J. Cornacchia, Ph.D., President of Saint Peter's University and the MAAC Council of Presidents. "I look forward to seeing them build upon this heritage within our conference. The University's academic prowess is well known, as well. They are a perfect fit for a conference like the MAAC which has always emphasized the 'student' portion of the term 'student-athlete.'"

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The MAAC was founded in 1980 by six charter members and is currently in its 32nd year of competition. The addition of Monmouth will bring the MAAC to 11 members for the 2013-14 season - Canisius College, Fairfield University, Iona College, Manhattan College, Marist College, Niagara University, Quinnipiac University (joining in 2013-14), Rider University, Saint Peter's University and Siena College.

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