Haverhill, MA (January 11, 2018) - After nearly 20 years, Northern Essex Community College is resurrecting its intercollegiate golf program for both men and women for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Recruitment of both student-athletes and a golf coach are underway.
NECC's Department of Athletics, under the direction of Dan Blair, announced that the intercollegiate golf program, which was last sponsored in 1999-2000 season, will join six other institutions which currently sponsor golf within the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region XXI in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
The program will call the Atkinson Resort and Country Club in Atkinson, NH, its home course for practice and home competition.
"This is a very exciting time for athletics at Northern Essex. This is one step in our commitment to provide new and enhanced opportunities in athletics to students throughout the Merrimack Valley, North Shore and beyond," said Blair, NECC's Director of Athletics. "I would like to thank Sean Chipman and Peter Doherty for opening up Atkinson to our program and allowing us to practice and compete at one of the finest facilities in the region."
The golf program will compete in NJCAA Region XXI with matches held in March and April. The regional championship tournament is contested annually in May with the top team and individuals advancing to the NJCAA National Championship.
The college will immediately begin the process of conducting a search for a coach.
Individuals interested in joining the golf program may contact Dan Blair, Director of Athletics at Northern Essex Community College by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 978-556-3820.
Northern Essex Community College competes as a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and sponsors eight varsity intercollegiate sports including baseball, men's basketball, softball, women's volleyball, men's and women's cross country and men's and women's track and field. For more information on Northern Essex Community College Athletics please visit the official website of Northern Essex Athletics.