Athletics and Recreation

Canisius University boasts an extensive NCAA Division I athletics program for both men and women and is a member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference  and the Atlantic Hockey Conference. Current schedules, scores, rosters and other information about our NCAA Division I athletics program can be found at In addition to the 16 competitive intercollegiate Athletic Teams we field we also offer 17 club sports and 8 Intramural activities. 

Men’s Intercollegiate (NCAA) Sports

  • Baseball

  • Basketball

  • Cross-country/indoor/outdoor track

  • Golf

  • Ice hockey

  • Lacrosse

  • Soccer

  • Swimming and diving

Women’s Intercollegiate (NCAA) Sports

  • Basketball

  • Cross-country/indoor/outdoor track

  • Lacrosse

  • Rowing

  • Soccer

  • Softball

  • Swimming and diving

  • Volleyball


The currently active club sports are listed below.  Additional information about rosters, schedules and point of contact for interested students can be found at: Additional club sports can be added based on student interest. Club sports are played at a more competitive level than intramurals and often involve organized practices and team travel. Students are responsible for additional fees associated with most club sports.

Co-ed club sports

  • Bowling

  • Cheerleading

  • Dance Team

  • Esports

  • Golf

  • IHSA (Equestrian)

  • Rifle

  • Ultimate Frisbee

Men’s club sports

  • Men’s Basketball

  • Men’s Rugby

  • Men’s Soccer

  • Men’s Volleyball

  • Men’s Ice Hockey

Women’s club sports

  • Women’s Lacrosse

  • Women's Rugby

  • Women’s Soccer

  • Women’s Volleyball


All intramural sports are currently co-ed and provide an opportunity for students to engage recreationally for fun, health, and wellness. Current intramural sports:

  • Basketball-open

  • Volleyball

  • Floor Hockey

  • Indoor Soccer

  • Outdoor Soccer

  • Flag Football

  • Dodgeball

  • Whiffle ball