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THE A LIST: FAMILY & EDUCATION
LI COLLEGE MASCOTS
NAME ADDRESS NOTES
Northern Blvd. and
Valentines Lane, Old
Best known for their lacrosse team, this NYIT mascot has had an exciting update
this year with a new logo featuring revamped school colors of dark blue and
259 1st St., Mineola, medli.
As the school color is violet, the original mascot was a student dressed as a violet
flower. Now the school’s teams are represented by the bobcat which stands for
the Bobst Library, mixing the athletic performance and academic excellence
3 Fader Five Towns
305 North Service Rd., Dix
With the reboot of the school's men’s and women's basketball teams, this new
mascot, Fader the bird, has brought excitement to pep rallies and games.
533 College Rd., Selden,
This shark is a little fish in a big pond at the largest community college in the
State University of New York system. Fineas supports the students on their twoyear
journey and cheers them on in their long list of clubs and sports teams.
155 West Roe Blvd.,
Flying high, this mascot will represent St. Joseph’s and its motto “to be, not to
seem,” and support over 18 teams.
Long Island Graduate
Center, 120 Commerce Dr.,
Voted on by students in 2009, this bird got his name from the nickname given to
St. John’s students, “Johnnies.”
a lion and
1000 Fulton Ave.,
Represent Hofstra with the two mascots named after the University's benefactors
William Hofstra and his wife Kate Davidson. It is one of the few universities to
have more than one mascot to represent their 21 intercollegiate teams competing
at the NCAA Division I level. Double the mascot, double the school pride!
8 Leo the lion
1 Education Dr., Garden City,
With more than 20 men’s and women’s athletic teams, this lion has his work cut
out for him cheering alongside football and basketball games.
9 Owwin the
223 Store Hill Rd., Old
Introduced in 2008 with panther pride week, this mascot’s name is a mix of the
school name (“OW”) and WIN showing their pride in the school’s 13 different
Division III athletic teams.
10 Panther Adelphi
1 South Ave., Garden City,
First used in a men’s basketball game in 1947, this mascot was actually created by
a freshman at the time and now continues to be used to support the many teams
of Adelphi including their current basketball team.
11 Ram-Bo Farmingdale
2350 Broadhollow Rd.,
Since the 1940s the ram has been used as a sign of power, drive, and fearlessness
for the school. Back then it was even represented by a live ram instead of by
today’s student dressed up as the character.
12 Salty the sea
300 Steamboat Rd., Kings
High and mighty, the sea eagle often mistakenly referred to as a seagull
represents the prestigious athletics and academics of the Merchant Marine
13 Shark LIU Post 720 Northern Blvd,
After merging with LIU Brooklyn, Post has found a new mascot after the long
reign of the pioneer. Beginning this September teams will embody the strength
and brilliance of a shark.
14 Victor E. Lion Molloy College
100 Hempstead Ave.,
Rockville Centre, molloy.
Roaring with excitement, this mascot featured on the school emblem is a fan
favorite as he dances alongside the cheerleaders at the many basketball games.
15 Wolfie the
100 Nicolls Rd., Stony Brook,
This mythical sea creature greets everyone with a high five and has been a part
of Stony Brook athletic department since 1995. Wolfie’s name was carefully
selected from a list of more than 200 possible names by a committee made up of
students, alumni, faculty, and administrators.
-Compiled by Amanda DeLauzon