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AMCC adds Alfred State

After completion of the NCAA Division III membership process, Alfred State will join the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference in the 2019-20 school year.

The AMCC will now have 11 schools with Alfred State (N.Y.) finding its place in the “northern footprint.” The others are, D’Youville, Franciscan, Hilbert, La Roche, Medaille, Mt. Aloysius, Penn State Altoona, Penn State Behrend, Pitt-Greensburg, and Pitt-Bradford.

AMCC commissioner Donna Ledwin said in a news release the expansion “Cements an established relationship with Alfred State, as they have already proven themselves to be solid citizens of the conference as affiliate members in the sports of swimming and diving, men’s lacrosse and baseball.”

The Pioneers will field teams in 12 of the conference’s 17 sports.

“We will now have the ability to stabilize our team travel to provide our student-athletes a true Division III experience, including a regular-season conference schedule which we have lacked since we made our decision to join the NCAA,” Alfred State athletic director Jason Doviak said. “The AMCC is a perfect fit for Alfred State and we look forward to competing against and working with the other conference members.”

Alfred State was a long-standing member of the NJCAA and began the process of joining Division III in 2013. The Pioneers also are a member of the ACAA.

The AMCC was founded 20 years ago.

Bill Beckner Jr. is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at [email protected] or via Twitter @BillBeckner.


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