The American Collegiate Athletic Conference is pleased to announce that it has admitted University of Wisconsin-Whitewater to affiliate membership in men's soccer effective with the 2019-20 academic year.
"We are excited to have UW-Whitewater join the ACAA," said Commissioner Kelly J. Higgins. "UW-Whitewater helps strengthen an already tough ACAA men's soccer league. UW-Whitewater Athletic Director Todd Garzarelli & Coach Tony Guinn have been great to work with throughout this process. We welcome the Warhawks and look forward to the high level of competitive excellence they bring to the ACAA. "
"The ACAA provides our men's soccer program a platform for conference affiliation and a chance for our student-athletes to be recognized both academically and athletically for their successes throughout the year," Garzarelli said. "Our student-athletes and coaches are excited to be a part of the ACAA and look forward to competing against quality opponents for a chance to win a conference championship."
About Wisconsin-Whitewater: Located within one hour of Madison and Milwaukee and within two hours of Chicago, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is a full-time member of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and sponsors 22 intercollegiate athletic teams. Warhawk student-athletes and coaches pride themselves on a relentless pursuit of excellence in academics, athletics and in the community. UW-Whitewater has finished among the top 20 in the Learfield Directors' Cup in 11 consecutive years, and its student-athletes annually achieve a collective 3.0 grade point average and accumulate more than 1,000 community service hours. During the 2013-14 academic year, the school became the only college institution at any level to win NCAA national championships in football, men's basketball and baseball.
About the ACAA: The American Collegiate Athletic Association is a NCAA Division III conference that began play in the fall of 2017. The nine members of the league in 2018-19 are: Alfred State College, Finlandia University, Mills College, Mount Mary College, SUNY Delhi, Pine Manor College, Pratt Institute, Thomas More College and University of Valley Forge. The ACAA sponsors competition in eight sports: women's and men's cross country, women's and men's soccer, women's volleyball, women's and men's basketball and softball.