2023 MAAC Men's & Women's Indoor Track and Field Championships Program



Volleyball November 16-19, 2022 ESPN Wide World of Sports Lake Buena Vista, FL 2022 Champion: Quinnipiac University

Men’s & Women’s Golf Friday, April 21, 2023 - Sunday, April 23, 2023 Disney’s Palm Golf Course Lake Buena Vista, FL 2022 Men’s Champion: Rider University 2022 Women’s Champion: Quinnipiac University

Justin Robinson, set the tournament scoring record with 77 points over three games to claim MVP honors. In 2021 the Iona University team upset top 20 ranked University Alabama on Thanksgiving Day. The MAAC has hosted in recent years a series of men’s and women’s basketball tournaments most recently the 2021 MAAC ASUN Basketball Challenge. Designed to provide neutral site non-conference scheduling opportunities against other conferences the MAAC will again host these basketball events at The ESPN Sports Complex in 2023, 2024 and 2025. The MAAC and ESPN have an agreement with Disney through 2026, which includes ESPN live broadcasting elements for all championships and events. ESPN’s state-of-the-art studios broadcast highlights of MAAC championships throughout all Disney World Resort hotel properties on the ESPN channels and MAAC.TV. All MAAC contests for the hosted events are broadcasted by ESPN using on-site studios. Oftentimes, the ESPN studio is used as an innovation lab for the network and the MAAC is the beneficiary of this investment, whether it’s basketball or the rarely seen live transmission of the cross-country races. The MAAC Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships are also held at Walt Disney World. The Men’s and Women’s Golf teams compete at PGA-caliber courses during the spring and rotate between Disney’s Palm and Magnolia Arnold Palmer managed courses. The golf hosting agreement at Disney was recently extended through the 2023 championships. For the seventh year in a row the 2023 MAAC Men’s & Women’s Golf Championships will take place at Disney’s Magnolia Golf Couse. Since relocating the championships to Orlando, not one round of golf has been scratched because of weather, allowing MAAC athletes to opportunity to focus on winning the trophy and moving on to the NCAA Regional’s. The 2022 champions were the Quinnipiac University (women) and Rider University (men). During the fall championship weekend, the MAAC Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) traveled down to Disney to volunteer at a local charity, assist in the championship operations, and hold its annual fall meeting. In addition, two MAAC SAAC commercials were produced at ESPN studios to be used during the season on MAAC school produced broadcasts. The MAAC has used this time to provide leadership training and continue developing action items to combat this year’s theme of mental health.

The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC), in partnership with Walt Disney World Resorts, enters its 25th year of hosting MAAC Championships in Lake Buena Vista, FL at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. In 2022 the MAAC Volleyball Championship was held at the complex for the 6th time from November 16-19, 2022. Quinnipiac took home the championship trophy. In2021thecomplexhosted thecrosscountrychampionships which saw the Iona University squads capture both the men’s and women’s trophies. The championships which were broadcast live on ESPN3 took place on site with a course that winded through fields and a nearby wooded area. The MAAC’s operation at Disney fulfills the conference’s core mission to provide its student-athletes, their families, and fans a world-class sports championship experience. During the weekend in Disney, student-athletes have access to the playing facilities, on-site hotels, theme parks, and an awards banquet held after hours in one of Disney’s theme parks. These are designed to provide lasting memories for the student-athletes, recruiting opportunities for the coaches, and broadcasts produced by the award-winning ESPN production team housed at the facility. With a rich tradition of competition at the complex, The Iona University volleyball program won the 2018 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship over Canisius. The Gaels clinched an automatic berth into the NCAA Volleyball Championship for the second time in program history. In 2017, the women’s soccer championship was hosted at the complex with Monmouth, taking the crown. at the ESPN Wide World of Sports in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. This year, the MAAC and ESPN Events hosted the 2022 ESPN Events Invitational (previously the Old Spice Classic) at the ESPN Wide World of Sports at the Walt Disney World Resort. The eight-team tournament was held over Thanksgiving and included Florida State, Ole Miss, Memphis, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Seton Hall, Stanford, and Siena College representing the MAAC. The NCAA multi-team exempt event was first held in 2006 and it has become one of the top ranked early season events for teams to test themselves against some of the best teams in the nation. During the 2015 Invitational, two-time MAAC Men’s Basketball Player of the Year, Monmouth University’s

Men’s Golf Champions 2000 Iona 2001 Iona 2002 Iona


2003 Loyola 2004 Loyola 2005 Loyola 2006 Siena 2007 Siena 2008 Loyola 2009 Loyola 2010 Loyola 2011 Loyola 2012 Loyola 2013 Loyola

Men’s Cross Country Champions 2000 Iona 2004 Iona 2008 Iona 2012 Iona 2016 Iona 2021 Iona

Women’s Cross Country Champions 2000 Marist 2004 Marist

2008 Iona 2012 Iona 2016 Iona 2021 Iona

Men’s Soccer Champions 1999 Fairfield 2003 Saint Peter’s 2007 Loyola 2011 Fairfield 2015 Rider Volleyball Champions 1998 Fairfield 2002 Manhattan 2006 Siena 2010 Niagara

Women’s Soccer Champions 2001 Loyola 2005 Fairfield 2009 Loyola

2014 Saint Peter’s 2015 Saint Peter’s 2016 Siena 2017 Saint Peter’s 2018 Iona 2019 Iona 2020 N/A* 2021 Iona 2022 Rider Women’s Golf Champions 2000 Fairfield

2013 Monmouth 2017 Monmouth

2014 Siena 2018 Iona 2022 Quinnipiac

* 2020 Championship Canceled due to COVID-19

2001 Siena 2002 Siena 2003 Siena 2004 Siena 2005 Siena 2006 Siena 2007 Siena 2008 Siena 2009 Siena 2010 Siena 2011 Siena 2012 Siena 2013 Butler 2014 Siena 2015 Albany

2016 Quinnipiac 2017 Quinnipiac

2018 Albany 2019 Albany 2020 N/A*

2021 Quinnipiac 2022 Quinnipiac

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