At MSU, you get the chance to prove yourself. And that means the chance to play.
Mayville State University has a number of exciting opportunities for student athletes. Students have the opportunity to participate on a competitive sports team as a Comet. MSU is a member of the North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) and is affiliated with the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). MSU is recognized by the NAIA as a Champions of Character Five Star Institution. To achieve this status, an institution must display the five core values of integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship, and servant leadership through all its activities, both on and off the playing field.
Comets Athletics includes seven varsity sports teams: basketball, volleyball, and fast-pitch softball for women and basketball, football, and baseball for men. There is also a competitive co-ed cheer team. These teams compete and the local and national levels.
Mayville State has top quality athletic facilities that serve as homes to the various sports teams. The Lewy Lee Fieldhouse is home to men's and women's basketball, as well as women's volleyball. Scott Berry Field is home to men's baseball and Paul Karlstad Softball Complex (located in Portland) is home to women's fast-pitch softball. Jerome Berg Field is home to men's football. In addition to these facilities, Comet athletes have access to a large weight room and newly renovated locker rooms, as well as the MSU Wellness Center.
Mayville State is proud to also host a variety of athletic events on campus. These include high school and college basketball, baseball, and volleyball coaching clinics, the Class B district basketball tournaments, 3-on-3 basketball tournaments, basketball camps and the North Dakota Shrine Bowl football teams.
Varsity Sports for Women
Not everyone is willing to sacrifice everything necessary to be a part of a championship team. At Mayville State, we work harder than anybody in the country. We know that the only two things you can really control in life are your attitude and your effort. Find out more about the Mayville State women's basketball program.
The Mayville State softball team is a select group of young women who chose to become members of this team because of their love for the game and their desire to become the best players and persons that they can be. This is done within a "family" atmosphere where each player is encouraged to bring her own unique gifts and talents to the group for the betterment of the "family." Comet softball has a commitment to excellence both on and off the field. Find out more about the Mayville State fast-pitch softball team.
Winning championships is not easy. It takes an incredible amount of hard work and sacrifice for the greater good of the team. The MSU volleyball team comes together as a team from the first day the players arrive on campus. Team members talk about being there for each other, looking out for one another and realizing that attitude and effort have a direct impact on the success of failure of the team. Find out more about the Mayville State volleyball team.
Varsity Sports for Men
One of the most heralded and respected baseball coaches in America, Scott Berry runs one of the most outstanding college baseball programs in the nation. A member of four halls of fame and an active participant in local, regional and national baseball organizations, Berry has kept Mayville State on the collegiate baseball map for more than three decades. In 30 years since becoming the Comets head coach in 1982, Berry's teams have won 21 conference championships (17 consecutive), 18 conference playoff championships and 21 appearances in the national playoffs (18 of the last 21 years). He personally earned NAIA District 12 or Region III Coach of the Year honors on 12 difference occasions and conference coach of the year 21 times, including the 2011 DAC Coach of the Year Award. Find out more about the Mayville State baseball program.
The memories you gain by being a part of the Mayville State University men's basketball team will last a lifetime. This all starts with being around great people and great teammates. No matter what you're doing in life, you have a much better chance of success if you surround yourself with great people. That is one of the cornerstones of our men's basketball program. Winning basketball games is a lot of fun, and winning championships will give you a badge of accomplishment for the rest of your life. But the relationships you form with your teammates is what you will remember all of your life. Find out more about the Mayville State men's basketball program.
The MSU football program centers itself around four winning characteristics of student athletes. We want a solid student who is serious about attaining his degree and graduating. Student athletes must be of solid character and be solid citizens who will fit into our community. Football players should produce on the field and in the weight room. This, in turn, will contribute to team victories. The student athlete must be committed to the program until he graduates, and continue this commitment as an alumnus. Find out more about Mayville State football.
The Mayville State cheer team performs at all home football and men's and women's basketball games, and some home volleyball games. Comet Cheerleaders also make various appearances on behalf of Mayville State University.