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Athletic Facilities




The O'Connell Center is home to the University of Saint Joseph athletics, recreation, fitness, and intramurals. The Blue Jays volleyball, basketball and swimming & diving teams make their home in the O'Connell Center. The gymnasium features a newly refinished floor lined for both men's and women's college basketball and volleyball with bleachers to fit up to 500 spectators. Surrounding the gym is a 1/10th mile suspended jogging track along with banners of honored student-athletes and coaches. The O'Connell center also features the Northeast Utilities Dance Studio, the ITT Hartford Insurance Fitness Center, men's and women's locker rooms, and the University's athletic training facility. The Fitness Center features Body Master strength equipment, free weights, Stairmasters, Lifecycles, treadmills, and recumbent bikes.



Also located inside the O'Connell Center is the Bruyette Natatorium, a six-lane, 25-yard pool with a one-meter diving board, electronic scoreboard, bleachers, handicap access and a kids slide. The Blue Jays swimming & diving team makes their home in the natatorium hosting several events each season.  Adjacent to the pool are men's and women's locker rooms and the swim team coach/aquatics director office.




The University of Saint Joseph Athletic Complex boasts the University's soccer/lacrosse facility, track, tennis courts, and softball field. The soccer and lacrosse field is located on the infield of a six-lane, all-weather surface, 400-meter track which is lined for high-school competition and features two jumping runways and a high-jump area. The facility features a scoreboard for soccer and lacrosse.




The University of Saint Joseph Athletic Complex features six pristine tennis courts which are fully wind-screened, lined, and kept in excellent condition. Built in 1998, the Blue Jays tennis squad has enjoyed success on the courts including one Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Conference Championship and one GNAC Tournament Title as one of the most successful teams at Saint Joseph.




The Blue Jays call the University of Saint Joseph Athletic Complex softball field home. Located behind the O'Connell Center, the field is fenced in on all sides and has a protective yellow guard around the top of the fence. An all-dirt infield and dugouts on both sides makes the facility both NCAA and high school ready. The Blue Jays softball team has enjoyed much success on the field earning a trip to the NCAA Tournament in 2000.