Where Champions Come To Play

Since joining the Northeast Conference (NEC), the Pioneers have won more than two dozen NEC Championships. More than 300 student-athletes have earned All-Conference accolades with nearly 20 receiving All-America honors. As a program, the Pioneers have won multiple NEC Commissioner’s Cups, which annually recognizes the strongest athletic program in the NEC. In addition to NEC Championships, the men’s fencing program has won three Northeast Fencing Championships, and the equestrian team has won its respective IHSA region. The Pioneers also have conference affiliations with the AHA for men’s hockey, the EIVA for men’s volleyball, the EIWA for wrestling and the MAAC for women’s rowing, while women’s hockey competes as an independent.

Pioneer Club Mission

To support the prioritized needs of Sacred Heart University’s Department of Athletics and its student-athletes, coaches and staff by securing annual contributions from external sources.

The Pioneer Club strives to:

- Provide critical funding to bridge the gap between University funding and departmental priorities.
- Enhance the student-athlete experience on and off the playing surface.
- Attract and retain the best coaches and staff.
- Re-connect alumni to their athletic and undergraduate experience.
- Connect Sacred Heart parents to Pioneer Athletics.

Your Support is the Foundation of Our Success

We invite you to become a member of the Pioneer Club. All gifts to the Pioneer Club are appreciated, but membership benefits begin at the Winner’s Club level. The Pioneer Club provides an opportunity for alumni, businesses, friends, organizations and parents to make a positive and vital impact on our success by directly supporting Sacred Heart Athletics. Your annual support helps meet the immediate needs of Sacred Heart Athletics and makes it possible for our student-athletes to compete at the highest level.