Athletics

  • Intramural Sports

    Intramural Sports

    Still want to play the sport you love, but don’t want to compete at the intercollegiate level?  Or do you just want a chance at some fun, healthy, friendly competition?  Manchester offers a wide range of intramural athletics. Participate in sports such as flag football, soccer, basketball, softball, even euchre! Get together with your friends to quench your need for athletic competition, or just go have a ball!

  • Athletic Success

    Athletic Success

    Our baseball, track and field, and cross country teams consistently find themselves in the national spotlight. Student-athletes win Academic All-Conference, All-Conference and All-American honors, and our coaches garner accolades too. Spartan athletics is a winning tradition!

  • 21 NCAA Sports

    Number of NCAA Sports

    Have a thirst to compete at the intercollegiate level? Quench it by participating in one of our 21 NCAA Division III sports.

  • Spartacus

    Spartacus

    Manchester’s most famous fan is Spartacus, our mascot. You might see him venturing beyond the athletic fields from time to time, participating in various student activities on campus. And at the game, you never know, he just might challenge you to a dance-off at halftime!

  • Athletic Training

    Athletic Training

    Manchester’s nationally accredited athletic training program is one of our most popular undergraduate majors. We offer a master's degree in AT, too. AT majors get a variety of clinical experiences along with great internships, which results in great jobs. Employers love how prepared Manchester graduates are.

  • Football Fan

    Fans

    We love our sports teams. And they love their fans. GO SPARTANS! 

  • 40% Student-athletes

    % of Students are Student-athletes

    Nearly 40 percent of Manchester’s student body participates in intercollegiate athletics. Factor in students who play intramurals, and more than 75 percent are in it to win it.

  • Facilities

    Facilities

    A new addition to the Physical Education and Recreation Center in 2010 included new air-conditioned locker rooms for men and women, each with 60 stadium-style lockers, or they can be joined to accommodate the entire football team. 

  • 70 All-Americans

    Number of All-Americans

    Manchester has produced 70 All-Americans throughout the years. Many have boosted their respective teams into the national spotlight while others have won national championships.
    We're proud of our rich, winning history.

  • Soccer in Jamaica

    Men’s Soccer in Jamaica

    Rich experiences abound – such as the men’s soccer team's trip to Jamaica every four years during January session. They go for a course in Human Conflict, participate in meaningful service work and play some soccer, too. See the video.

  • Track and Cross Country

    Track and Cross Country

    The Manchester men’s cross country and track and field teams are great examples of student-athlete success, boasting not only multiple conference championships, national qualifiers and All-Americans, but a team GPA of 3.0 or higher semester after semester.

  • Baseball field

    Baseball

    Nine conference championships and four tournament titles under Coach Rick Espeset. Four NCAA Tournament and two DIII World Series appearances in the last 10 years. It's hard to not keep talking about winning traditions. 

  • Homecoming

    Homecoming

    Homecoming is a time to show your Spartan Pride. Great food, great people, and great events are mapped out for the whole weekend. This is an event that will keep you coming back to campus long after you've graduated!

  • Smith Gate

    The Smith Gate

    The Smith Gate leading to the Manchester athletic facilities is a gift from a former student-athlete. The commemorative plaque, "Honor comes from playing by the rules," reminds us that being a Spartan student-athlete goes far beyond the confines of the playing field.