Spring on the York College campus

MAC: Heading to a New Home

York College officially joined the Middle Atlantic Conference on July 1. The Spartans became the 18th member of the league and bring their 23 varsity programs to the MAC as they will play in the MAC Commonwealth. The Spartans will compete for MAC Championships in baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, field hockey, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s golf, wrestling, men’s and women’s swimming, softball, women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track and field. 

The Spartans depart the Capital Athletic Conference after 30 years in the league. York was one of the founding members of the CAC in 1989-1990, and captured 38 CAC team championships, received 55 Coach of the Year awards, 50 Player of the Year awards, and 61 Rookie of the Year awards. 

The Spartans join the Commonwealth which features Albright, Alvernia, Eastern, Hood, Lebanon Valley, Messiah, Stevenson, and Widener. Eastern is joining the Commonwealth after having spent last year in the Freedom side of the league.