Skyhawks celebrate 50 years of football with five home games across nine game schedules for Northeast Conference’s inaugural season
Football plan 2022
EASTON, MA (May 26, 2022) – Stonehill College’s football program is the first at the college to announce its first Division I schedule as the Skyhawks begin their transition to NCAA Division I status as a member of the Northeast Conference on 1st of July.
Stonehill, which began as a club football program in 1970, will celebrate the program’s 50-year history later this season, somewhat delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Stonehill will play a nine-game slate in his first Division I Football Championship subdivision season, which includes his debut as a member of the NEC with a full seven-game conference slate.
Stonehill will play five of his nine games at WB Mason Stadium, beginning with a non-conference game against Post University on Saturday September 10. After a two-week hiatus, the Skyhawks are opening up their NEC game schedule by hosting Duquesne University of Pennsylvania as part of College Family Weekend on Saturday, October 1. Stonehill looks forward to welcoming its 50-year football alumni back to the game and celebrating its history. More details about this event will follow.
Also visiting WB Mason Stadium this fall are former Northeast-10 Conference rivals Merrimack College, on Saturday, October 29, and Wagner College, on Saturday, November 5 for two NEC competitions . Stonehill will wrap up his 2022 season at WB Mason Stadium with a Senior Day matchup against Central Connecticut State University on Saturday, November 19.
Stonehill will open its 2022 season on the road on Saturday, September 3 with an off-conference encounter at Bloomsburg (Pa.) University. The Skyhawks will visit reigning NEC Champions Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut on October 15 before returning to Keystone State on October 22 for an NEC matchup at Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania. Stonehill’s final away game of the season marks a return to Brookville, New York to rejoin another former NE10 rival, a LIU of sorts, on 11/12.
Match times and ticketing information will be announced in the coming weeks, with future Stonehill football schedules expected later in the summer.
Stonehill ended his final NE10 season in 2021 with an 8-2 record overall, including a 6-2 mark in conference, to finish third in the final regular season standings. The Skyhawks finished their season with three straight wins and reached the eight-win mark for the first time since their NE10 championship campaign in the 2013 regular season (8-3) while notching their first 8-2 season since 1996. The Skyhawks finished 6th-2 in the NE10 game for the first time since posting an 8-1 mark in 2013.
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