Our Promise

The Washington College Athletics family will provide each of our student-athletes with invaluable life lessons and a first-class athletic experience while offering our alumni a lifetime of personal engagement.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Are athletic scholarships available?
A: No, Washington College is an NCAA Division III institution and athletic grants are prohibited. Washington College does award a variety of need-based and merit-based scholarships, grants, and aid.

Q. What varsity intercollegiate sports does WC offer?
A: Our varsity teams for men include baseball, basketball, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, swimming, and tennis.  Our varsity teams for women include basketball, field hockey, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, and volleyball.  Our varsity intercollegiate sailing team is co-ed and competes in both co-ed and women's events. 

Q. In what conference does WC participate?
A: WC competes in the Centennial Conference for all sports except rowing and sailing. The conference includes Johns Hopkins, McDaniel, Swarthmore, Haverford, Ursinus, Muhlenberg, Gettysburg, Bryn Mawr, Dickinson, and Franklin & Marshall. Formed in 1993, the Centennial Conference, is comprised of national liberal arts colleges and universities in the region that share similar academic aspirations and a commitment to the importance of the total educational experience of students engaged in sports. All eleven member institutions are more than one hundred years old and are Division III members of the NCAA. In sailing, Washington is a member of the Middle Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association (MAISA), which is a conference within the Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA). The Washington College rowing teams are members of the Mid-Atlantic Rowing Conference (MARC).

Q. How many students participate in the College's athletic & recreational programs?
A: Approximately 30% of the student body participates in a varsity sport and approximately 30% participate in a club sport or recreational program.

Q. How do I contact a varsity coach to get more information?
A: Please consult our staff directory for phone numbers and e-mail addresses.  

Quick Facts

General Information
Nickname
Shoremen, Shorewomen
Colors
Maroon, Black
Affiliation
NCAA Division III, ICSA
Conference
Centennial, MAISA, MARC
Founded
1782
Enrollment
1350
Location
Chestertown, MD
National Championships
Men's Lacrosse, 1954
Men's Tennis, 1994
Men's Tennis, 1997
Men's Lacrosse, 1998
Primary Facilities
Basketball, Volleyball
Cain Athletic Center
M. Lacrosse, M. Soccer,
W. Lacrosse & W. Soccer,
Field Hockey
Kibler Field at
Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium
Baseball
Athey Park
Swimming
Casey Swim Center
Softball
WC Softball Field
Tennis
Schottland Tennis Center,
Johnson Fitness Center
Rowing, Sailing
Truslow Boat House - Chester River
Indoor Field House
Johnson Fitness Center
Weight Room
Johnson Fitness Center
Important Phone/Fax Numbers
Washington College
1-800-422-1782
Athletics
410-778-7231
Athletics Fax
410-778-7741
Athletics Communications Office
410-778-7238
Johnson LFC Front Desk
410-778-7256
Casey Swim Center
410-778-7241
Truslow Boat House
410-778-7242
Postal Address
Postal Address
Athletics Office
Washington College
300 Washington Ave.
Chestertown, MD 21620

Discrimination Policy

Washington College does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, gender identity or gender expression, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender expression, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification in the administration of any of its educational programs and activities or with respect to admission and employment.

Commitment to Diversity, Tolerance, and Inclusiveness

Washington College accords students the opportunity to learn about life, to challenge their own values and the ideas and values of others, and in so doing, to become responsible members of the College community. The College believes that the diversity of its community is its greatest strength and that difference of race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender expression, and religious belief are to be respected by all members of the community. While the College imposes no specific moral standard upon its students, each student is expected to uphold standards of civility and tolerance, and engage in constructive and reasoned discourse to express differences of opinion.