The America East Conference officially added its 10th member. The league’s Board of Presidents formally elected New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) as a full conference member on Friday.
The addition will be effective for the 2020-21 academic year. NJIT will officially join the conference on Wednesday, July 1.
NJIT was previously a member of The Atlantic Sun Conference.
“Since the beginning of our Division I journey 15 years ago, the goal has always been to be in a regional conference and aligned with like-minded institutions. The America East provides us with an exceptional opportunity and we are happy to call the America East our new athletics home” said Associate Vice President/Director of Athletics, Lenny Kaplan.
“We are thrilled to welcome NJIT as America East’s 10th member institution. They will be a great addition to our league and strengthen the academic and athletic profile of our conference,” said America East Commissioner, Amy Huchthausen.
Taking a look back on last year’s athletic teams with results from the 2019-20 season. The NJIT men’s basketball team finished 9-21 overall and 6-10 in conference play (ASUN). The women’s basketball team finished 4-25 and 1-15 in conference play (ASUN). The Highlanders men’s lacrosse team finished the short season 1-6 overall.