New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference


CATHOLIC COAST GUARD MAINE MARITIME
"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

This conference is sponsoring football for the first time in Fall 2017.

Catholic, M.I.T., and W.P.I. have used new helmet designs in 2017 (shown above).


Historical Helmets

CATHOLIC

1994 - 1997 2000 2001 - 2005?
*see note 1 below
2006 - 2011 2012 - 2015 2016 (1st 4 games(?))
2016 2017 -

During the 1998 and 1999 seasons, Catholic used black helmets with red facemasks and with the word "CATHOLIC" in a "gothic" font on the sides.

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


COAST GUARD ACADEMY

1972 - 1980 1981 - 1982 1986 - 1992
1993 - 2011 September 21, 2013 September 6, 2014
*see note 1 below *see note 2 below
2015 - 2012 -

The dates of use listed above for the first four helmet designs are based upon information published in a message by Twitter user "CGABearClub"; I have not independently verified the accuracy of the reported dates. The first design may also have been used with white facemasks, also. I can independently confirm that the "1993 - 2011" design was in use at least during the period 2000 - 2011.

It has been reported to me that CGA used plain orange helmets both with and without stripes during some years (perhaps 1983 - 1985?).

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

*1 Worn during the 2013 home game against Hampden-Sydney.

*2 Worn during the 2014 home game against Saint Lawrence.


MAINE MARITIME

c.early 2000s c.2003 2005? - 2013
2014 -
*see note 1 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 The 2014 design used uniform numerals only on the left side of each helmet; on the right sides a large "anchor" logo was used (as depicted below).


MERCHANT MARINE ACADEMY

1960 - 1961 1962 1963
1964 - 1968 1969 1971
1970; 1972 - 1975 1976 1977 -
? - present

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

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

NORWICH

? - 2000? 2001? - 2006 2007 -

SPRINGFIELD

? - 2006? 2007 only? 2008 - 2013
2014 2015 -

In 2007, this team used what was apparently a new logo for that season - the team name "Pride" in white letters, as may be seen in the photograph below. I would appreciate a copy of the helmet logo for this one, which would enable me to draw this one and add it to the web site.

Another helmet design used by this team in recent years featured the team name "Pride" in white, cursive letters; below is a photograph of this one. Again I would appreciate a copy of this helmet logo, as well as information about when it was used.


W.P.I. (WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE)

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