Lead and serve as a student athlete
As a proud NCAA Division III member institution, Eastern Nazarene College develops athletes while stressing its core values of academics, service, faith, and competition. With over 40% of students participating in varsity sports from 26 states and 13 countries, the college has a rich history in athletics that spans 70 years.
Eastern Nazarene College develops character in student-athletes that can be witnessed in sportsmanship during competition and commitment to the team. Athletics is part of the educational experience and an extension of academic learning. The model applied is one of transference, where athletic participation enhances academic performance. The opportunity to participate in intercollegiate athletics is a privilege that also comes with responsibilities. The college recognizes the importance of looking beyond ourselves and finding ways to share our talents in service to God and our community.
As a NCAA Division III institution, Eastern Nazarene College does not offer athletic scholarships; however, we understand the importance of affordability for families pursuing higher education and offer a variety of options for financial assistance, including academic and institutional scholarships. The Office of Admissions and Financial Aid determines students’ academic scholarships upon completion of their application to the college. Visit our Financial Aid page for more information and assistance with the financial aid process.
If you are interested in participating in athletics at Eastern Nazarene College, please visit athletics.enc.edu and follow the guidelines for becoming a recruited collegiate student-athlete. If you have any questions during the process, feel free to contact the Eastern Nazarene College Athletic Department at 617-757-3639 for assistance or reach out directly to a member of the coaching staff.
The college recently announced plans to add men’s and women’s lacrosse starting in the fall of 2020. During the 2020-2021 academic year, the teams will compete as club programs with NCAA Division III sponsorship beginning in the 2021-2022 academic year. Eastern Nazarene College Athletics has enjoyed unprecedented success, winning five conference championships and automatic berths into the NCAA National Tournament. With the addition of men’s and women’s lacrosse, athletics offerings at the college will increase to 17 programs. Students interested in participating in lacrosse at Eastern Nazarene College are encouraged to contact the athletic department at 617-745-3639. Go Lions!
Dr. Brad Zarges, Director of Athletics
Mark Bell, Men’s Soccer
Scott Polsgrove, Men’s Basketball & Track & Field
Toni Kabilian, Golf
Dani Bishop, Softball
Sacha Santimano. Women’s Basketball
Derek Schmitt, Volleyball
Cristian Popa, Tennis
Kylie Waldroop, Cross Country
Esther Webb, Women’s Soccer
Chris Shank, Baseball
Women's Softball captures first NECC title in 20 years
Men's Tennis makes first NCAA debut in 20 years
What I love about athletics is that students, coaches, and faculty members are so encouraging. There is constant support here. Eastern Nazarene College athletics means being a part of a supportive community that strives for success on and off the court. I have learned to challenge myself, set personal goals, and prepare myself to face obstacles I might face in my career after college.
Major: Education; Hometown: Second Mesa, Arizona
Collegiate athletics has enhanced my Eastern Nazarene College experience tremendously. Being part of a team that represents good values enriches you as a person. Additionally, it is incredibly rewarding as a student athlete to represent your college and play the sport that you love. It enables you to connect with your coaches on and off the pitch, and gives you a sense of belonging amongst the community. Being a member of an athletic team brings you not only a sense of pride, but also a sense of community.
Major: Finance; Hometown: London, England
Athletics offered me a great opportunity to be part of a team that has been there for me throughout my college career. The coaches have been an important part of the journey as well, helping my teammates and me grow as players and people. Eastern Nazarene College Athletics is a family. We can count on each other for support and work together for our team, family and college - and to glorify God.
Major: Business; Hometown: Tegucigalpa, Honduras