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Top 10 Sports Teams at Binghamton University

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Destiny Summers

Students who play sports in high school often look to play in college. Students go through a number of processes to get on their teams to gain a college experience like no other. Sports help to build character and help to teach students essential life skills needed for the future. Below are the top ten sports teams that you could join at Binghamton University.

1. Men's and Women's Basketball Team

A look at the women's basketball team

The Binghamton Bearcats men's and women's basketball team competes in the NCAA Division I tournaments. These teams are coached by Tommy Dempsey and Bethann Shapiro Ord. Students can contact the Athletic Office in order to learn more about the recruitment process. Students must have high endurance, stamina, and a number of skills to do drills and shoot the ball in the hoop.

2. Baseball Team

Team photo of the baseball team

The baseball team competes in the NCAA Division I of the American East Conference. This team is coached by Tim Sinicki and regularly plays home games at Varsity Field. Students can go through a recruitment process to meet the coaches and to bypass the walk-on tryouts. Otherwise, students must go to walk-on tryouts to be able to be considered for the team. Students must know how to bat and hit the ball, run from base to base, and catch.

3. Men's and Women's Cross Country Team

Members of the cross country in a tournament

Do you like running on and off the field? Well, look no further! The men's and women's cross country teams compete on a regional and national level. Students interested in joining can participate in the walk-on tryouts or take part in the recruitment process. To be considered, students must be able to run for long amounts of time as well as know how to be a team player.

4. Soccer Team

A look a the women's soccer team

The men's and women's varsity intercollegiate teams compete on and off the field. They are ambassadors of the school as they compete on a regional and national level. Students who are interested in being a part of this team can contact the Athletic Office for further assistance on getting in touch with the coaches. Students will be evaluated on how well they play soccer and their stamina for running.

5. Swimming and Diving Teams

The team photo of the women's swim team

The men's and women's swimming and diving teams compete on a local and international level. These young adults are on their way to competing during the Olympics in which they represent the Binghamton Bearcats. Students wishing to be considered for this team must take part in a recruitment process. This process can start as early as high school and will include your overall swimming evaluation during meets.

6. Cheer Team

A look at the cheer team

The cheer team represents the Binghamton Bearcats at a number of tournaments and cheer competitions. Students who are interested in being a part of this team must tryout each spring. Students will be evaluated on not only how loudly they can yell and cheer, but also their ability to execute a number of stunts which includes round-offs, tucks, herkies, a toe touch, and more.

7. Golf Team

A team photo of the golf team

The men's golf team represents the Bearcats at a number of local and regional golf tournaments. This team is coached by Bernie Herceg. Most members are recruited so if you are looking to be a part of this team you have to reach out to the Athletic Office for more information. During this process, you will be able to meet the coaches and have your overall golf performance evaluated during various meets.

8. Wrestling Team

A team photo of the wrestling team

The wrestling team consists of strong and well-equipped men who are ready to rumble. Students on this team often meet weekly and take part in tournaments and meet throughout the academic year. Students who are interested are recruited throughout high school. Students must know the game of wrestling and have the strength to fight. These are the things that you will be evaluated on if you tryout.

9. Lacrosse Team

A look at the lacrosse team

The men's and women's lacrosse team program allows students to learn and play the game of lacrosse. Tryouts will consist of a number of drills and running. Students must have the equipment before going to tryouts or they rent from the school. Students who are interested are welcome to tryout and will be evaluated on their overall performance.

10. Softball Team

A team photo of the softball team

The softball team represents the Binghamton Bearcats at a number of tournaments locally, regionally, and nationally. Students who are looking to be a part of this team must complete a full physical and evaluation before being considered. Students can take part in the walk-on tryouts in which they will gain a chance to show off their skills. Students will be evaluated on batting and throwing during tryouts.

Sports are a good way to get students acquainted with college life. Students will be able to find a balance between their sports, friends, and their academics. If you're thinking about joining a team in college, it doesn't hurt to look at the ones we have listed for you above!

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