Club sports provide a competitive, non-varsity outlet for Colgate student-athletes.
About Club Sports
Club sports provide students with the opportunity to participate in formal teams, without the intensive time commitment of a collegiate varsity program. Clubs feature regular practices, and many participate in intercollegiate competitions and leagues.
With competition, time commitments, and level of play that are more significant than the intramural sports program, many Colgate students thrive in the camaraderie and competition of club sports teams.
Physical Education Credit
Consistently participating in a club sports team features educational and wellness benefits that may qualify for credit toward the University's Physical Education graduation requirement.
Club Sports Teams
Teams are coeducational except where specifically stated.
This club is instructionally focused, meets regularly in Huntington Gym, and provides an opportunity for students to come together for informal play. The club is looking to play area colleges.
- Max Wang ‘22 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Matt Sampson ‘23 email@example.com
- Yuhan Zhang ‘22 Yzhang6@colgate.edu
The Colgate Baseball Club competes in both the fall and spring, but the majority of its schedule takes place during the fall due to the more favorable weather. Games are generally scheduled as Sunday double-headers against other area colleges and club teams. Colgate is a member of the Colonial Club Baseball Association and plays other college teams in our region .
Early fall and spring
This club provides a place for women to play more competitive basketball than is available within the intramural program. The club is comprised largely of former high school varsity players. The club is developing a competitive game schedule with other club teams in the area.
November - March
- Rachel Racette ‘22 firstname.lastname@example.org
An open club for anyone interested in improving their bowling skills! The Bowling Club gets together for informal play at area Bowling Alleys.
- Peter Manthey ‘22 email@example.com
Students gather in Sanford Field House for informal cricket matches on the weekends.
- Mohammad Asghar ‘23 firstname.lastname@example.org
This club is open to novice and experienced curlers alike. The club exposes interested students to this exciting sport and allows them to explore the world of competitive bonspiels (tournaments). The club meets once or twice a week at the world-class Utica Curling Club facilities in nearby Utica — site of the 2003 U.S. National Curling Championships. The club also travels to regional and national competitions.
Sunday nights at Utica Curling Club
- Seth Bingham ‘22 email@example.com
Empower Hour aims to show college women that health and exercise can and should be fun. Through weekly workouts with different studios in the area, small groups to go to the gym with, grab coffee with, or study with, and socials to get to know each other. Our club offers a fun + supportive community to help you to achieve your goals and become your happiest + healthiest self. Empower Hour aims to support members achieve those goals by offering a safe and encouraging environment for them to explore what types of activities make them feel most confident.
The Colgate Equestrian Club has both English and Western components. Both compete within the New York Division of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association. Opponents include Skidmore, Cornell, Morrisville, Cobleskill, Oswego, Hartwick, Ithaca, and Syracuse. Most league schools host a show during the season with riders vying for not only team placement, but also individual points in order to qualify for Regional, Zone, and National competitions following league competition.
- Fallon Hemingway '23 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Hope Swetow '24 email@example.com
- Georgette Manos '25 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Angelina Foglia '23 email@example.com
The club is primarily instructionally focused, and novices are welcomed. As members become more proficient, there may be opportunities to arrange outside competitions. All equipment is provided, including electronic scoring equipment.
- Maya Karkhanis ‘24 firstname.lastname@example.org
Comprised largely of former high school varsity players, this club provides an opportunity for you to have fun with the game while engaging in some spirited competition with members of the NYS Club Field Hockey League. The team won the state tournament in 2016.
Twice weekly in the fall
The Figure Skating Club is open to skaters of all abilities. Although the club largely provides structured ice time for students wanting to practice on their own, some of the skaters compete in collegiate competitions. Colgate figure skaters have also competed as a synchronized skating team since the fall of 2010.
The club also sponsors a "Learn to Skate" program for children in the local community. The program allows club members to give something back to their sport and community, and also serves as a fundraising opportunity for the club.
2–3 times per week, October – February
Club Email: email@example.com
The Grappling Club is a student run organization centered around training and practicing grappling based martial arts. We encompass a wide range of experience, from individuals who seek to learn the basics of grappling based self-defense, to a talented ensemble of martial artists with diverse backgrounds in various martial arts. Since its founding in 2015, the club has competed every year at the North American Grappling Association (NAGA) tournament in Albany, NY.
2-3 days per week
- Currently Inactive
The men’s and women’s ice hockey clubs offer an opportunity for those with competitive hockey skills to compete against other area and regional college club teams. The men’s club plays an independent regional schedule, while the women’s club competes in the Northeast Women’s Collegiate Hockey Association.
- Matthew Pugliese ‘22 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kyle Kadziolka ‘22 email@example.com
- Jack Donovan ‘23 Jmdonovan@colgate.edu
Students get together at the Angert Climbing Wall. The club is seeking new members of all skill levels to join and train to become a competitive climbing team. Members of the club compete at climbing competitions at indoor climbing facilities throughout the region.
2 - 3 Lift Practices Weekly to focus on muscle groups that benefit our climbing abilities and cardio.
2 - 3 Climbing Practices Weekly to focus on skills and fun activities
Located in one of the nation’s hotbeds of high school and collegiate lacrosse, Colgate has numerous students who have played the game at the high school level and desire a competitive outlet in college other than at the varsity level. Both men’s and women’s clubs function year-round with a limited fall schedule and additional contests in the spring.
Weekly in the fall and spring
- Currently Inactive
- Charlotte Reeves ‘21 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Madison Mixer ‘21 email@example.com
- Molly Brian ‘21 firstname.lastname@example.org
Colgate Roundnet Club is an organization that promotes the sport of Roundnet on Colgate's campus in a friendly and inclusive manner. Participants are introduced to the sport and practice regularly. Experienced players have the opportunity to play in competitive intercollegiate tournaments.
2-4 days per week
- Sam Adler ‘23 email@example.com
- Eli Yadidi ‘23 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Connor Kenefick ‘23 email@example.com
The men’s and women’s rugby clubs have a strong tradition at Colgate, and both compete at the top of their leagues. The formal league schedule takes place in the fall, and we participate in 7s matches in the spring. Matches are generally scheduled on Saturdays during the competitive season. The clubs have benefited by traveling to Ireland and the UK to train with the European clubs during past spring breaks. An outside professional coach works closely with the teams throughout the season.
Four times weekly in the fall (15s) and spring (7s) on Colgate's rugby pitch.
The rugby pitch is located on Academy Field between Oak Dr. and E. Kendrick Ave.
- Head Coach and Director of Rugby: David Chapman, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Assistant Coach: Jaimie Sullivan, email@example.com
The Running Club is open for all students who are interested in running, regardless of experience or fitness level. The purpose of this club is to provide a safe and comfortable space for students who want to run with others, but do not want to compete. It is a great way to stay active, relieve stress, meet new students, and learn more about running at Colgate.
This club competes under the umbrella of the Middle Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association and sails against highly competitive programs from Navy, SUNY Maritime, Kings Point, Cornell, and Hobart. The club’s fleet of eight Johnson FJs is housed at nearby Willow Bank Yacht Club located on Cazenovia Lake (approximately one-half hour from campus). Although the bulk of the competitive season takes place in the fall, some limited competition is scheduled for the spring.
- Daily practices/races in the fall
- Limited spring competitions
The ski racing club is highly competitive and competes within the Mideast Region of the United States Collegiate Ski Association. During the season, the club trains at nearby Toggenburg Ski Area (about a 35-minute drive from campus). Following league competition, the top finishing teams qualify for Regionals. The top two teams at Regionals qualify for Nationals. The club employs professional coaches who work closely with the team throughout the season.
Tuesday and Thursday nights during January and February
- Finn Simpkins ‘21 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tyler Moran ‘21 email@example.com
- Anna Patterson ‘21 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Julia Denny ‘21 email@example.com
The club men’s and women’s soccer teams actively practice and compete during the fall semester, and participate in limited play in the spring. Most players have played in high school and are looking for a competitive experience a bit above what we offer through intramural play. Club soccer fields are located behind Andy Kerr Stadium on College Street.
Three practices per week in both the fall and the spring
- Sean Coleman ‘23 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Pat Wertimer ‘23 email@example.com
- Jacob Hoglund ‘22 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cameron Desnoes '23 email@example.com
The Colgate men’s and women’s squash clubs are members of the Collegiate Squash Association. Following the dual match season, the teams take part in their respective national championship tournaments. Regular opponents include Tufts, Cornell, Smith, Hamilton, Hobart, Columbia, Rochester, Williams, Skidmore, and Bard. Prospective students who have played in high school are encouraged to join the club. Rosters number approximately 15 players, with the top 10 traveling to competition.
2–3 practices per week; competition from November through February
- Zander Salnikoff ‘22 firstname.lastname@example.org
The tennis club is a coeducational team of tennis enthusiasts who meet in Sanford Field House several times per week for the purpose of engaging in informal competitive tennis. The club competes against area colleges each semester.
2-3 practices per week
There is both a men's team and a women's team. Each is made up of students who are extremely dedicated to the spirit of Ultimate Frisbee, and the fun of competitive play. The club is active all year and travels to several intercollegiate invitational tournaments.
2-4 practices per week
Men's Team (Jabberwock)
- Henry Pace ‘22 email@example.com
- YJ Lee ‘22 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jason Pratt ‘22 email@example.com
- Ryan Ratzlaff ‘22 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ryan Ewanow ‘23 email@example.com
Club Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Women's Team (Vibe)
- Evelyn Bizovi ‘21 email@example.com
- Nicole Joyal ‘21 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Melissa Verbeek ‘21 email@example.com
- Emma Goldstein ‘21 firstname.lastname@example.org
Club Email: email@example.com
The men’s and women’s volleyball clubs schedule individual matches and open tournaments throughout the year.
- Sophie Hart ‘23 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Keegan Kessler ‘23 email@example.com
- Sophie Clark ‘22 firstname.lastname@example.org
Club Email: email@example.com
The men’s and women’s teams are highly competitive members of the Collegiate Water Polo Association, New York Division. The men’s competitive schedule takes place in the fall semester and the women’s is in the spring. Both clubs host a tournament as part of their respective formal schedules. Each team holds practices in Lineberry Natatorium during the competitive season.
2-4 days per week
- Sebastian Coco ‘23 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bryn Luedde '23 email@example.com