2019-2020 Student Handbook


47 Oxford Street
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Stephanie Smyrl

Director, Athletics


The athletics program at Lesley University is maintained as an integral component of student life. Student-athletes are provided an environment which encourages development of their athletic skills, in addition to qualities of leadership, discipline, and sportsmanship. The athletics program at Lesley University consists of intercollegiate sports and a wellness program. Lesley University is a Division III member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and a charter member of the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC). The fourteen intercollegiate sports in which we compete are:


Men’s Basketball

Men’s Cross Country

Men’s Soccer

Men’s Tennis

Men’s Track

Men’s Volleyball

Women’s Basketball

Women’s Cross Country

Women’s Soccer


Women’s Tennis

Women’s Track

Women’s Volleyball

Participation in varsity sports is open to all full-time undergraduate and graduate students. To be eligible for participation on any of the varsity teams, a student must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.

The wellness program offers a variety of activities and services in a conscious and deliberate approach to help students move toward a healthier state of well-being. These include yoga, Zumba, Insanity classes and access to the Cambridge War Memorial Pool at Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School. These programs are open to all Lesley University students with a valid Student ID.

Fitness Center

Members of the University community can stay fit by frequenting the Fitness Center located on the main Lesley campus. Students can reduce stress while building agility, stamina and strength, by using the Universal equipment, treadmills, and the other cardiovascular equipment. Guidelines and hours are posted in the Center, with other information relevant to health and wellness. Students with disabilities who need accommodation should contact Disability Services.

Tennis Court

The tennis court is located on Wendell Street, behind the Plant Operations building.

The use of the tennis court is restricted to members of the University community, their guests, and members of the Agassiz neighborhood community. Sign-up sheets for reserving time on the tennis court are maintained at the Public Safety Office. Anyone reserving the tennis court must show a current Lesley ID, a driver’s license or other identification proving he or she is affiliated with Lesley or the Agassiz neighborhood community. At least one member of any group playing tennis must be able to show proper identification as outlined above, or the group may be requested to leave the tennis court. Reservations for playing times are restricted to one-hour periods only, starting on the hour.

All athletics programs are overseen by the Athletics Director.