Conference Carolinas and the South Atlantic Conference partner to sponsor field hockey and wrestling

Conference Carolinas and the South Atlantic Conference partner to sponsor field hockey and wrestling

HIGH POINT, N.C. – Conference Carolinas is pleased to announce that it has joined with the South Atlantic Conference to sponsor joint championships for field hockey and wrestling beginning in 2018-19.

In a historic partnership, member institutions from both conferences will be able to compete for a co-branded 'South Atlantic Conference Carolinas' Championship in the sports of field hockey and men's wrestling. 

"Conference Carolinas is proud to be working with the South Atlantic Conference to provide two amazing championship experiences for our student-athletes," said Commissioner Dr. Alan Patterson. "This endeavor will allow our programs to compete against high-caliber competition and build the regional footprint of our two conferences. We are really running with the Division II initiative of 'Make It Yours' with this collaboration ."

The men's wrestling championship will be facilitated by Conference Carolinas, while the South Atlantic Conference will coordinate the field hockey championship. For those Conference Carolinas schools that sponsor field hockey, they will be associate members of the SAC, and the SAC schools that sponsor wrestling will be associate members of Conference Carolinas.

A total of six institutions will compete in field hockey in 2018-19: Belmont Abbey, Coker, Converse, Limestone, Newberry and Queens. Seven wrestling teams will compete for the conference championship in 2018-19: Belmont Abbey, Coker, Emmanuel, King, Newberry, Limestone and Queens.