NMU Club Sports

The NMU Club Sport Program is the administrative body for all club sport teams that have been approved by NMU Recreational Sports. The Club Sport Program was created to bridge the gap that often exists between intramural sports and intercollegiate athletics. Each club is formed, developed, governed and led by the student membership of that club working in unison with the Rec Sports department staff. The key to the success of any club and the program overall is the interest, active involvement and dedicated leadership of the students who participate. Club Sports are guided by the rules and regulations governing all NMU students, as well as the guidelines established by the Recreational Sports department. All club sports participants must also follow the guidelines of the Club Sport Program Handbook.

Membership costs vary from team to team, as do the time and length of each club’s season. Some travel is required of team members, as club sports play teams at other universities. Most of the squads are open to all interested NMU students, although some of the teams have minimum skills requirements that must be met to participate and/or tryouts.

The availability of club sport team offerings changes each year based on student interest.

For Club Sport questions or information, contact the Rec Sports office at 906-227-2519.

For current club sport participants – to set up a meeting with the Club Sport Coordinator, please call the Rec Sports office at 906-227-2519.

In regards to Club Sport web pages or updating photographs, please contact the Rec Sports office at the number above.

Club Team Contacts

Alpine Skiing


Crew (Co-Ed)

Steven Miller


Cross Country (Co-Ed)

Marlie Fowler | Manpreet Chandi

mfowler@nmu.edu mchandi@nmu.edu


Zack McClure


Figure Skating

Emily Helgren


Hip Hop Dance Crew

Emily Elkins


Men's Ice Hockey

Jake Vandenberg


Women's Ice Hockey

Izzy Oldani


Men's Lacrosse

Garrett Etengoff


Nordic Ski

Siri Martin | Nathan Garwood

simartin@nmu.edu ngarwood@nmu.edu

Men's Rugby

Robert Brown


Women's Rugby

Rachel Placeway


Sailing (Co-Ed)

Nicole Fassnacht


Men's Soccer

Harrison Smith


Women's Soccer

Maria Paparella


Women's Softball

Madi Baker | Tessa Cipriano

madibake@nmu.edu tciprian@nmu.edu

Ultimate Frisbee

Dana Kjeldgaard | Nick Herriff

dkjeldga@nmu.edu nherriff@nmu.edu

Men's Volleyball

Sam Smith


Women's Volleyball

Mackenzie Meyer | Hannah Smith

macmeyer@nmu.edu hannsmit@nmu.edu

Important Documents for Current Clubs

Important Telephone Numbers

Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreational Sports

  • Tricia Bush, Assoc. Director of Campus Recreation – Sport Club Coordinator,  227-1692
  • Forrest Karr, Athletic Director, 227-1826
  • Stacy Busch, Secretary, 227-2519 


  • NMU Public Safety Emergency, dial 911
  • Non-Emergency 227-2151

Injury Evaluation & Care Clinic

  • Call to make an appointment 906-227-2174
  • Link to full hours and information, click here.