Bard College’s men’s volleyball team will join the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) for the 2023 season. “The NECC is a great conference and we’re looking forward to the opportunities our student-athletes will have competing with these schools,” said Stefanie Carrington, associate director of athletics and recreation. “We’re excited for next season and the future of our men’s volleyball program.” Previously, Bard’s men’s volleyball team has been a member of the United Volleyball Conference. Bard will join eight other schools in the NECC, including Eastern Nazerene, Endicott, Lesley, Nichols, Northern Vermont-Johnson, SUNY Polytechnic, SUNY Potsdam, and Sage. “Any time we are able to add an associate member in a sport from a tremendous academic institution like Bard, it truly is a wonderful thing for the conference,” NECC Commissioner Jacob VanRyn said.