Little East Conference

The Little East Conference (LEC) is an NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletic conference. The member institutions are located in all six states of New England.

Little East Conference
DivisionDivision III
Sports fielded
  • 19
    • men's: 8
    • women's: 11
RegionNew England
HeadquartersPawtucket, Rhode Island
CommissionerCora H. Brumley (since November 18, 2013)

Current members

Full members

Little East Conference
Location of Little East members, 2017–18

The league currently has eight full members:

Institution Location Nickname Founded Type Enrollment Joined
Castleton University Castleton, Vermont Spartans 1787 Public 2,191 2018
Eastern Connecticut State University Willimantic, Connecticut Warriors 1889 Public 5,113 1986
Keene State College Keene, New Hampshire Owls 1909 Public 6,400 1997
Plymouth State University Plymouth, New Hampshire Panthers 1871 Public 6,738 1986
Rhode Island College Providence, Rhode Island Anchormen 1854 Public 9,000 1986
University of Massachusetts Boston Boston, Massachusetts Beacons 1852 Public 15,741 1986
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Dartmouth, Massachusetts Corsairs 1895 Public 9,432 1986
University of Southern Maine Gorham, Maine
Lewiston, Maine
Portland, Maine
Huskies 1878 Public 10,974 1986
Western Connecticut State University Danbury, Connecticut Colonials 1903 Public 6,001 1993

Associate members

Institution Location Nickname Founded Type Enrollment Primary
LEC Sport
Bridgewater State University Bridgewater, Massachusetts Bears 1840 Public 11,201 MASCAC field hockey
women's swimming
Fitchburg State University Fitchburg, Massachusetts Falcons 1894 Public 5,201 MASCAC field hockey
Framingham State University Framingham, Massachusetts Rams 1839 Public 5,903 MASCAC field hockey
Salem State University Salem, Massachusetts Vikings 1854 Public 10,125 MASCAC field hockey
men's lacrosse
Westfield State University Westfield, Massachusetts Owls 1838 Public 5,500 MASCAC field hockey
women's swimming
Worcester State University Worcester, Massachusetts Lancers 1874 Public 5,470 MASCAC field hockey

Membership timeline



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