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Welcome to the Royals Athletic Program at SUNY Schenectady

Winter Sports Announcement

After careful thought, consideration, and dialogue, SUNY Community Colleges (27 of 30) that are members of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), have collectively decided to cancel intercollegiate competition for 2021 indoor winter sports. At SUNY Schenectady County Community College those sports include women’s and men’s basketball and bowling. Campuses will have the option to hold on-campus workouts and training with student-athletes, should the institution allow it in a structured and monitored environment. NJCAA SUNY Community Colleges will continue planning for what we hope will be the safe resumption of intercollegiate athletics in spring 2021. Traditional spring sports and several traditional fall sports have been moved to spring, per the NJCAA 2021 Sports Guidelines. An official announcement on spring sports’ status will be made in January. Detailed sport specific guidelines and protocols are currently in development and Return to Play and Return to Competition Plans will be informed by nationally recognized sport specific agencies along with NYS, CDC, DOH and governing athletic associations. NJCAA SUNY Community College decisions will continue to be guided by best practice and cautious adherence to health and safety protocols that will safeguard the well-being of our student-athletes, staff, campuses, and communities. We commit to ongoing collaborative efforts to develop cohesive safety plans to implement on our campuses in support of our student-athletes.

NJCAA Announcements

At SUNY Schenectady County Community College (SUNY Schenectady) we value and respect the hard work of our students in and out of the classroom-that’s why we are proud to offer many intercollegiate athletics programs at the College. SUNY Schenectady is open to all students meeting the eligibility requirements of the National Junior College of Athletics Association (NJCAA), the College and Athletics Office. SUNY Schenectady has varsity teams in men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s bowling, men’s baseball and women's crew as our intercollegiate offerings at the college. We are proud to be part of the National Junior College Athletics Association Region III Conference.


Our men’s baseball team plays between 15-20 games in the Fall semester. In the Spring semester our Royals team participate in a spring training trip to Florida followed by a 30 game regular season. We have made two World Series appearances, won two Region 3 titles and placed many of our players to Division I, II and III institutions. So if you are looking for a very competitive baseball program-become a ROYAL!


Our women’s crew team is one of only two in the country on the two year level! Our program is well established with over ten years within the program - facing some of the best competition on the East Coast. This past year we qualified for the prestigious “Head of the Charles” regatta in Boston for the first time ever. We have participated in many top regattas including the “Head of the Schuylkill” in Philadelphia, the “Head of the Housatonic” in Connecticut and the “Head of the Mohawk” in Schenectady. If you are looking for a competitive rowing program, become a ROYAL!


Our men’s and women’s bowling teams have both won two NJCAA national championships in the past four years along with many Region 3 and Mountain Valley Conference titles. We participate in a number of invitational throughout the season and rank nationally yearly. If you are looking for a top notch and competitive bowling program, become a ROYAL!


Our women’s basketball and men’s basketball teams qualify for the regional playoffs on a regular basis and play their games at the Schenectady YMCA. The location allows us to ensure the community is involved in our games! Home games can get very loud from a spectator standpoint and the atmosphere can sometimes be “electric” with the Royals pulling out a late game victory. If you are looking for a competitive basketball program, become a ROYAL!

Welcome to the home of the Royals! Please reach out to the Director of Athletics if you have any questions of if you would like to receive a recruiting packet for your sport.


The Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act

This act requires co-educational institutions of postsecondary education that participate in a Title IV, federal student financial assistance program, and have an intercollegiate athletic program, to prepare an annual report to the U.S. Department of Education on athletic participation, staffing, and re venues and expenses, by men’s and women’s teams. The Department will use this information in preparing its required report to the Congress on gender equity in intercollegiate athletics. SUNY Schenectady County Community College is in compliance with the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act. Annually the College reports information about all our intercollegiate athletic programs. Equity in athletics data is now available to all current and prospective students and the general public on the Web at and the Director of Athletics office on campus.

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SCCC baseball pitcher on the mound.

Two NJCAA World Series appearances, numerous Region 3 “Final Fours” and a number of Mountain Valley Conf. titles.


Men's basketball team members giving high-fives before the start of a game.

Playing a full schedule with the goal to make it to the NJCAA national tournament.


Women's basketball player on the court.

Playing a full schedule with the goal to make it to the NJCAA national tournament.


Bowler in a Royals bowling shirt.

The women’s and men’s bowling teams are coming off the best four years in the Royals program history.


Women's crew in an 8-person boat on a misty river.

One of only two community colleges in the country with a women’s crew program.


Front of Elston Hall with College banners.

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