SOMERSET, N.J. – Hobart College accepted an invitation from the Northeast Conference to join as an associate member for men's lacrosse on Monday. The Statesmen will begin conference play in the spring of 2014.
Hobart replaces Quinnipiac, which officially joined the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference on Monday. The Statesmen, members of the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference since 2005, won 16 Division III championships before moving to Division I in 1995. In 2013, Hobart went 6-8 with wins over three ranked teams – then No. 3 Syracuse, then No. 15 Colgate, and then No. 20 Bellarmine.