Athletics & Recreation
The College recognizes the importance of balancing academics with healthy athletic competition, physical fitness, and year-round recreation and thus offers students the opportunity to participate in a variety of sports-related activities.
Fisher athletes face challenging National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III competition each season. Along with the NCAA, Fisher teams compete in the Empire 8, Eastern College Athletic Conference, and the Liberty League (for men’s and women’s rowing). On the intercollegiate level, men compete in eleven varsity sports: basketball, baseball, golf, tennis, soccer, football, cross country, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, rowing, and lacrosse. Women compete in twelve varsity sports: basketball, soccer, tennis, softball, volleyball, golf, cross country, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, field hockey, rowing, and lacrosse.
Participation in intramural athletics is open to current students not competing in the same sports at the varsity or junior varsity level. Intramural competition is available each semester. Fall activities include: flag football, co-ed soccer, and co-ed volleyball. Spring semester activities include: basketball (men’s, women’s, and co-ed), indoor soccer, co-ed volleyball, and floor hockey. Look for intramural information on the intramural bulletin board located in the lobby of the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Athletic Center.
The Athletic Center houses a 30,000-square-foot open-span, multipurpose field house which hosts all the indoor intramural leagues, student recreational activities, and varsity team practices throughout the school year. The center also houses a two-tier fitness room with flat-screen TVs, and a weight room, all of which are open to the entire campus community. The fitness room offers numerous cardio machines, a complete cable system circuit, and lightweight dumbbells. The weight room is now focused on free weights and power lifting.
The Polisseni Track and Field Complex, which opened in fall 2011, sits adjacent to Growney Stadium. The complex features a grandstand that seats over 1,000 fans, team locker rooms, public restrooms, and a press box. The lighted complex has an eight-lane, 400-meter competition track, which surrounds a natural grass multipurpose playing field.
A 19,000-square-foot addition to the Athletic Center houses varsity locker rooms, a training room, and fitness facilities. An all-weather, lighted, artificial-turf stadium allows for all-season and night-time play for intercollegiate contests, practices, and intramural activities. On the south campus is Dugan Yard, one of the finest collegiate baseball facilities in New York State; a softball field; and two new grass fields, providing opportunities for intramural leagues, recreation, and practices.