Collegiate Consulting Partners with Stonehill to Make Move to Division I

ATLANTA (April 5, 2022) – Stonehill College received an invite to the Division I level from the Northeast Conference (NEC). The Skyhawks will play their first Division I season in 2022-23.

Collegiate Consulting partnered with this private faith-based institution located in Easton, Mass., to explore moving all sports membership to the next echelon. To assist in this process, Collegiate Consulting’s report provided analyses and recommendations for Stonehill as it navigated a transition from Division II to Division I.

Having competed in the Northeast-10 Conference, the Skyhawks excelled in Division II. Collegiate Consulting’s feasibility study measured both student-athlete academic and athletic success, as well as factors that would affect a divisional change; such as travel, operating expenses and revenue projections. Collegiate Consulting will continue to assist Stonehill with the transition over the next 14 months.

Founded in 1948 by the Congregation of Holy Cross with an initial class of 134, Stonehill is now a co-educational college of more than 2,500 students that offers 50-plus bachelor’s degree programs and three master’s programs. The greater Boston metropolitan college prides itself on its legacy of providing high-quality and affordable education to students from all walks of life, including many who may not otherwise have the accessibility or means to fulfill their college aspirations.

The decorated athletic program includes two Division II national championships in women’s lacrosse in 2003 and 2005. In addition, investments into the program, such as the recent renovation of the Sally Blair Ames Sports Complex and the introduction of both women’s swimming and diving and ice hockey, have shown a commitment to excellence, which is the mission of the institution.