East Coast Conference Adds Lincoln as Associate Member for Baseball and Women's Soccer
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West Babylon, N.Y. – The East Coast Conference announced the addition of Lincoln University as an associate member in the sports of baseball and women's soccer on Thursday afternoon. The Lions will start conference play in the two sports beginning in the 2018-19 season.
Lincoln, a member of the NCAA Division II Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), the oldest Division II conference in the country; has been an active Division II member since 2010. The university was a charter member of the conference in 1912 and remained part of the CIAA until the institution dropped football in 1960. The Lions rejoined the conference when they reinstated the football program in 2008.
"We are pleased to bring on Lincoln University as an associate member for 2018-19," said ECC Commissioner, Dr. Robert Dranoff. "The opportunity to help provide to this historic institution and its baseball and women's soccer student-athletes a conference affiliation was important for our ECC institutions and we look forward to working alongside President Brenda A. Allen and Director of Athletics Harry Stinson to offer a great experience for all involved."