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Sports and Recreation

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Want to break a sweat, get those competitive juices flowing, or just cheer on the Warriors?  Eastern has something for everyone, with 18 varsity teams, five club sports teams, as well as intramural sports and recreational programs. You can compete in NCAA Division III against athletes from across New England and beyond, work out in the weight room or just enjoy some lunch-hour yoga.

Varsity Sports

With nine women’s teams and seven men’s teams in the fall, winter and spring, Eastern athletes successfully compete in NCAA Division III. The Warriors have won the past two Commissioners Cup for having the best overall athletic record in the Little East Conference.  

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With nine women’s teams and seven men’s teams in the fall, winter and spring, Eastern athletes successfully compete in NCAA Division III. The Warriors have won the past two Commissioners Cup for having the best overall athletic record in the Little East Conference.  

men's lacrosse player in action

With nine women’s teams and seven men’s teams in the fall, winter and spring, Eastern athletes successfully compete in NCAA Division III. The Warriors have won the past two Commissioners Cup for having the best overall athletic record in the Little East Conference.  

girl running in track meet

With nine women’s teams and seven men’s teams in the fall, winter and spring, Eastern athletes successfully compete in NCAA Division III. The Warriors have won the past two Commissioners Cup for having the best overall athletic record in the Little East Conference.  

baseball pitcher

With nine women’s teams and seven men’s teams in the fall, winter and spring, Eastern athletes successfully compete in NCAA Division III. The Warriors have won the past two Commissioners Cup for having the best overall athletic record in the Little East Conference.  

female swimmer in the water

With nine women’s teams and seven men’s teams in the fall, winter and spring, Eastern athletes successfully compete in NCAA Division III. The Warriors have won the past two Commissioners Cup for having the best overall athletic record in the Little East Conference.  

male running on track

With nine women’s teams and seven men’s teams in the fall, winter and spring, Eastern athletes successfully compete in NCAA Division III. The Warriors have won the past two Commissioners Cup for having the best overall athletic record in the Little East Conference.  

girl taking a basketball shot in a game
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National Division III Championships

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National Players-of-the-Year

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National Academic All-Americans

intramural champions

Eastern offers fall and spring intramurals, including several co-ed teams and leagues.  Enjoy athletic competition without the pressure of tryouts and having to travel off-campus to compete.

Intramurals
men's rugby team in action

Compete at the club level in football, men’s and women’s rugby, ice hockey and women’s competitive cheerleading. Eastern club teams frequently win conference championships while enjoying the comradery of sport.

Club Sports
men's rugby team in action

Not the competitive type but want to stay in shape? Eastern offers recreational programming ranging from Zumba to yoga, from conditioning programs to interval training.

Recreation
Molly Rathbun softball coach
Physical Education/Psychology

Molly Rathbun ’12

A four-time Division III All-American softball player, Molly is the head softball coach at Trinity College. “Being a student-athlete has shaped me into the best version of myself, and made me realize my passion for helping others to do the same. It taught me about commitment and showed me the importance of focusing on the little things.”

Tarchee Brown shooting basketball
Sociology Major

Tarchee Brown ’18

Tarchee was named Little East Conference Player-of-the-Year and was a first-team All American. He was only the third Eastern player to receive the LEC Conference Player-of-the-Year designation. “I couldn’t have done it without the help of my teammates. Over the past four years I’ve been blessed to play for this program and coaching staff. This isn’t an individual award at all. It’s a family award.”

Lauryn Smith in swimming race
Business Administration Major
Swimming Team Member

Lauryn Smith ’20

“My favorite thing about Eastern is the community. There are so many fun activities happening around campus such as Pancake Thursdays, Friday After Dark and other club activities. I love enjoying these activities with the swimming team. Being an athlete is also a great motivator to do your schoolwork.”