Saint Joseph's Bonnie Yu on field during Lacrosse game

Hawk Hill Athletics

Bonnie Yu Named to the IWLCA 2024 Senior All-Star Team



At Saint Joseph’s, athletics are about more than winning or losing. For our student-athletes, it’s about maximizing their potential on and off the field and becoming effective leaders. For the campus community, it’s a sense of spirit, unity and pride that sets our campus apart. We chant it at every game: The Hawk Will Never Die.

Athletic Facilities

From installing state-of-the-art synthetic baseball surfaces to building the newest boathouse in Philadelphia, we’re constantly renewing and upgrading our facilities. The goal: give our Hawks the biggest possible home-court advantage.

Michael J. Hagan ’85 Arena

The 4,200-seat home of Hawk basketball opened in 2009 following an extensive renovation. The arena features in-demand amenities for fans and student-athletes alike. For several games each season, Hagan is home to one of the first autism break rooms in the NCAA.


Sean Sweeney '94 Field

Created in 1929 as the home of Hawk football and named for Sean S. Sweeney ’94 (MBA) in 2014, the field has since hosted more than 1,200 varsity games, matches and track meets. It's the current home of the varsity men’s and women’s soccer and lacrosse programs.

Ellen Ryan Field

Named for longtime assistant athletics director and Hawks sports pioneer Ellen Ryan, the home of field hockey features a top-of-the-line AstroTurf12 surface, a state-of-the-art irrigation and drainage system, a mobile press box and bleacher seating for 200 fans.

Tennis Complex at the Maguire Campus

With maximum court spacing, individual corner fencing and great sight lines for fans, the tennis complex provides student-athletes with the ability to train and play every day on a top-class surface.

John W. Smithson ’68 Field

One of the Northeast’s premier collegiate baseball facilities, Smithson Field features an Astro Turf 3D GameDay Grass surface with a dirt pitching mound.

Softball Field

The Hawks christened the softball field in 2012, becoming the third facility in the Atlantic 10 to boast a turf outfield at the time of construction. 

Robert Gillin ’49 Boathouse

Set in the center of North America’s largest active rowing community, this is Philadelphia’s newest and largest boathouse. An iconic landmark on and off the water, the Gillin Boathouse is a first-class facility that provides rowers a unique competitive advantage.

Fairmount Park

Just minutes from Hawk Hill, this municipal park — one of the country’s largest — offers top-notch training venues for Saint Joseph’s runners. From the Wissahickon Trail to the Belmont Plateau, these spots are among the most favored in Philadelphia’s running community.

University City Athletic & Recreation Center

The Athletic & Recreation Center (ARC) located at our University City location is a 78,000-square-foot facility that provides exercise and practice space for varsity and intramural sports as well as general recreational activities.

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Expanding Opportunities

Philadelphia Eagles and Saint Joseph's University Announce New Partnership

Student development program and collaboration around autism initiatives headline ‘Official Higher Education Partner of the Philadelphia Eagles’ agreement. As part of the new agreement, the Eagles and Saint Joseph’s will establish a student development program in which students will participate in defined internships, associate roles, and game day positions designed to provide valuable experience in many facets of sports marketing. A lecture series, led by members of the Eagles front office, will engage students across various curricula and extend to other members of the University community. The Eagles will assign annual projects, allowing students to engage in strategic initiatives within the organization to help cultivate the skills and experience needed in the sports industry.