New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference


CATHOLIC COAST GUARD
ACADEMY
MAINE MARITIME
ACADEMY
"Cardinals" "Bears" "Mariners"
Washington, DC New London, CT Castine, ME
MERCHANT MARINE
ACADEMY
M.I.T. NORWICH
"Mariners" "Engineers" "Cadets"
Kings Point, NY Cambridge, MA Norwich, VT
SPRINGFIELD W.P.I.
"Pride" "Engineers"
Springfield, MA Worcester, MA

Comments

The football team of Maine Maritime Academy was "suspended" on August 14, 2020 and the future of the team is apparently in doubt.


Historical Helmets

CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA

1977 - 1983 1984 1985 - 1987
1988 - 1991 1992 1993 - 1997
*see note 1 below
1998 1999 2000
*see note 1 below
2001 - 2005 2006 - 2011 2012 - 2015
2016 (1st 4 games(?)) 2016 2017 -

CUA was a major college team prior to World War II but the team was discontinued soon after the war. A club-level team began in the mid-1960s and an NCAA Division III team first played in 1977. The "known" missing helmet designs for this team since 1977 are as follows:

A "cardinal head" logo was adopted in 1988; I think it may have been entirely white and black without any red parts; this logo was apparently used through 1991. In 1992 the team used a logo that appears to be identical to the one used by the NFL's Cardinals, but again I think this may have been a white-and-black logo without any red color. The helmet shells for both these designs are presumably red.

In 1998 and 1999 two slightly different logos were apparently used, the earlier one having what appears to be a curved line beneath the school name. On both these designs I think the letters were probably white with red outlines.

*1 Plain black helmets were worn during the 2000 season in memory of team member Anthony Bottoni, who died in an automobile accident in December 1999.


COAST GUARD ACADEMY

1972 - 1980 1981 - 1982 1983 - 1985?
1986 - 1992 1993 - 2011 September 21, 2013
September 6, 2014 2015 - November 11, 2017
2012 - 2019 2020
*see note 1 below

In 1965 the Academy used white helmets with a large interlocking "CG" logo in unknown colors (photograph below).

*1 This design has the "Bears" logo on its left side only; on the right side is a "bear claw" logo (as represented below).


MAINE MARITIME

c.early 2000s c.2003 2005? - 2013
2014 - 2018 2019
*see note 1 below *see note 2 below

The dates of use for these helmets are quite uncertain; I would appreciate hearing from anyone who can clarify the years of use for each design. The second and third shown above were used during at least parts of the 2003 and 2005 seasons, respectively.

*1 This design has uniform numerals on its left side only; on the right side is a large "anchor" logo (as depicted below).

*2 This design has uniform numerals on its left side only; on the right side is a large "anchor" logo (as depicted below).


U.S. MERCHANT MARINE ACADEMY

1960 - 1961 1962 1963
1964 - 1968 1969 1971
1970; 1972 - 1975 1976 1977 - 1980
1981 - 2013 2014 -
*see note 1 below *see note 1 below

*1 The Merchant Marine Academy began using an American flag logo on the left side of the team's football helmets in 1981 and has used it ever since (the logo was modified slightly in 2014), but a series of different logos have been worn on the right side during the same time period; below are representations of these. Since 2006 the flag logo has been worn on both sides during most games; in 2005, the right side was apparently "blank", judging from the small number of available photographs.

1981 - 1983 1984 - 1988;
November 17, 2018
1989 - 2002
2002 - 2004

M.I.T. (MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY)

? - 2005 2006 - 2010 2011 - 2012
2013 - 2015 2016 2017 -

NORWICH

? - 2000? 2001? - 2006 2007 -

SPRINGFIELD

1961 - 1962? 1960; 1963 - 1964 1965 - 1975
1976 1977 - ? ? - 1994
1995 - 1997 1998 - 1999 2000 - 2006
2007 2008 - 2013 2014
2015 -

W.P.I. (WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE)

? - 1982 1983 - 1986? 1987? - 1992
1993 - 1998? 1999? - 2003 2004 - 2005
2006 - 2011 2012 only? 2013? - 2016
2017 -