Herkimer has been offering women’s basketball since the campus opened in 1971. We won a Region III Championship in 1979, 1980, 1994, and 1996 and a Mountain Valley Conference Championship in 1988, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1998. In recent years the team has made significant progress in our mission to reach our full potential. In 2013, we ranked 11th in the nation – and our team just keeps getting better.

In 2020, the Generals went 19-6 on the season and advanced to the Region III Final Four. They were ranked as high as 4th in the NJCAA Division III National Poll in January.

Team tryouts are held in early October and a challenging schedule begins in November and continues through February. We hope you’ll be among us!

Why play basketball for Herkimer College?

Our quest for continual improvement.

The Herkimer College women’s basketball team has established itself as a national contender in recent years. We are constantly striving to become the best team we can be and put Herkimer College on top.

Our playing style.

The Herkimer College team plays a very up-tempo offensive system and we also pride ourselves on the defensive end of the floor.

Our academic emphasis.

Herkimer College team members are held extremely accountable in the classroom and offered a diverse array of academic support services – and it shows. In recent years, 90% of our players have graduated or successfully transferred to four-year institutions.

Our facilities.

The Varsity Gymnasium at Herkimer College is one of the top gymnasiums in the region.

Our opportunities.

As one of the top junior college programs in the country, our students benefit from exposure to many of the best four-year schools. Students are also able to explore their other athletic interests as it is common for Herkimer College players to be multi-sport athletes.

Our community service.

Our players leave Herkimer College having been part of team that is dedicated to making the world a better place.

Interested in joining our team?

To find out more about the Herkimer College women’s basketball team, contact Coach Matt Hazzard by calling (607) 227-9497 or via e-mail at 

To learn more about attending Herkimer College, contact Admissions by calling 315-866-0300 x8278 or e-mail and schedule a visit.

Be sure to tell the admissions advisor of any sports teams you may be interested in so they can arrange meetings with coaches or players.

We look forward to meeting you!

Women's Basketball