Athletic Clubs

Are you looking to get active? Join one of UHart’s many athletic clubs.

We have everything from Men’s Rugby and frisbee, to the Outdoors Clubs and Ski and Snowboard.

Boxing

The mission of the University of Hartford Boxing Club is to provide male and female students an opportunity to learn and compete in the sport of boxing. The goal of the club is to promote self-discipline, camaraderie, and service as well as athletic and academic excellence.

Contact Information:
President: Luke Petersen, lpetersen@hartford.edu
Advisor: Jack Hubert, jhubert@hartford.edu

Why you should join this organization?
If you want to push your mind and body to the limit, this is the club for you.

Hartford Paintball Club

The Hartford Paintball Club will work toward its goal by coordinating a regular series of roundtable discussions of paintball, practicing as a team every weekend for upcoming tournaments and creating a mentorship program between first year students and graduating student leaders to provide the club longevity.

Contact Information:
President: Rich Miller, ricmiller@hartford.edu
Advisor: Michael deAlmeida, dealmedia@hartford.edu

Why you should join this organization?
The mission of the Hartford Paintball Club shall be to foster development through the coordination of the sport of paintball and sportsmanship.

Hartford Powerlifting

Hartford Powerlifting is a club team at the University of Hartford that competes in collegiate powerlifting events. Members train individually but compete collectively in competitions at the end of each semester. These competitions consist of three attempts at maximal weight on three different lifts: squat, bench press, and deadlift.

Contact Information:
President: Arben Gjonbalaj, agjonbalaj@hartford.edu
Advisor: Jarrett Kratzer, jkratzer@hartford.edu

Why you should join this organization?
Our aim is to encourage students in the pursuit of physical strength and commitment to disciplined improvement.

Ice Hockey Club

The hockey club is a brand-new intramural club and is already making strides. The hockey club plays against other university teams competitively. The club welcomes anyone to join so lace up your skates and hit the ice.

Contact Information:
President: Sean Dupuis, uhahockey@hartford.edu

Why you should join this organization?
Meet new people while participating in hockey competitively!

Martial Arts Club

All members of the club must be able to show themselves as capable leaders and defenders of club regulations. Jo Ryu Jujitsu is the basic foundation of the club. Jo Ryu is a mixture of Karate, Jujitsu and Boxing. As a mixed martial art, your body and mind are you most vital assets.

Contact Information:
President: Victor Gaza, gaza@gmail.com
Advisor: Doug Anderson, andersen@hartford.edu

Why you should join this organization?
As University of Hartford Martial Artists, we all must do what we can to learn self-respect, discipline, and physical fitness. All while having fun!

Men's Club Soccer

The mission of this organization is to promote soccer within the University of Hartford for those that do not want to play at the D1 level. The goal of this club is to build teamwork, leadership skills, hard work, as well as athletic and academic success.

Contact Information:
President: Brian Leone, bleone@hartford.edu
Advisor: Karen Walsh, kwalsh@hartford.edu

Why you should join this organization?
The club provides a place where students can interact with others that share the same interest.

Men's Rugby

The mission of this organization is to give men at the university the opportunity to participate in the sport of rugby. Our goal is to promote hard work, perseverance and teamwork as well as athletic and academic excellence.

Contact Information:
President: Demi Lopez, dlopez@hartford.edu
Advisor: Ted Stavropoulos, tstavropo@hartford.edu

Why you should join this organization?
It’s a great way to meet new people and practice the sport of rugby.

Men's Ultimate Frisbee

The mission and function of this organization is to create and harbor a competitive Ultimate club sports team registered with USA Ultimate or a similar governing body for the sport of Ultimate in the Open and Mixed divisions.

Contact Information:
President: Sean Doyle, sdoyle@hartford.edu
Advisor: Warren Goldstein, wgoldstei@hartford.edu

Why you should join this organization?
Our top priority will be to compete in intercollegiate and /or club tournaments, during both semesters, such as but not limited to; High Tide, College Conference Championships, Lemony Fresh and Club Mixed Sectionals.

Outdoors Club

The purpose of the Outdoors club is to provide students with opportunities to discover new hobbies that involve outdoor activities, spread a general respect for nature, and promote environmental conservation.

Contact Information:
President: Shannon Barry, sbarry@hartford.edu 
Advisor: Christopher Ritacco, ritacco@hartford.edu

Why you should join this organization?
Meet students with similar interests while enjoying outdoor activities!

Ping Pong Club

Contact Information:
President: Lionel Medina, lmedia@hartford.edu
Advisor: Charles Amerson, amerson@hartford.edu

Ski & Snowboard

The mission of the Ski and Snowboard Club is for the University of Hartford students to meet their fellow skiers and snowboarders to take ski/snowboard trips.

Contact Information:
President: Alisa Korneyeva, korneyeva@hartford.edu 
Advisor: Susan Rocco, srocoo@hartford.edu

Why you should join this organization?
It’s a great way to ski/snowboard while meeting people with similar interests as you!

Women's Club Soccer

re you interested in playing club soccer on campus? The UHart Women’s Club Soccer team, also known as the Red Hawks, is one of many athletic club teams on campus.

Contact Information:
President: Samantha Anderer, anderer@hartford.edu
Advisor: Kelly LeDoux, kledoux@hartford.edu 

Why you should join this organization?
The team provides opportunities for soccer players with varying levels of experience to stay in shape and to create long-lasting friendships.

Women's Rugby

The mission of this organization is to give women at the university the opportunity to participate in the sport of rugby. Our goal is to promote hard work, perseverance and teamwork as well as athletic and academic excellence. The UHart lady ruggers are two-time runner-up finalists.

Contact Information:
President: Angela Demaio, ademaio@hartford.edu
Advisor: Eoin King, eoking@hartford.edu

Why you should join this organization?
UHart Women’s Rugby is a Division III sports club open to all female students—no experience necessary. Rugby‘s official season is during the fall (September–November; all depending on team standing), with a small spring season and tournaments (February–April).

Women's Ultimate Frisbee

Our mission to provide an opportunity for new and experienced Ultimate Frisbee players to learn and enjoy the game. We work to promote to sportsmanship and competitiveness in our members. Over the year we compete in many regional tournaments around New England and local scrimmages.

Contact Information:
President: Tamar Mor, tmor@hartford.edu
Advisor: Matthew Parente, mparente@hartford.edu

Why you should join this organization?
We are a women's club team who meets to learn and play the game of Ultimate Frisbee!

Yoga Club

Contact Information:
President: Jenna Atlas, atlas@hartford.edu
Advisor: Sandra Saavedra, saavedra@hartford.edu

Intramural Sports

Athletic clubs

University of Hartford offers a wide range of sports related activities including soccer, flag football, softball, and volleyball. Take a break from academic work to meet new friends, compete in a friendly atmosphere, and stay healthy.

Women's Ultimate Frisbee

In October 2019, the Women's Ultimate Frisbee team competed in the Lobster Pot Tournament in South Portland, Maine with over 100 universities represented. The team played a total of 7 games, winning 4 games, and accomplishing their goal of beating their original bracket place. The team was ranked at 12th entering the tournament but placed 9th out of the 20 teams present. 

All the girls were excited and proud to represent the University of Hartford in such a large tournament," says Yavana Ganesh '20 a chemistry and politics and government major in the College of Arts and Sciences.