Quick Facts and SID Resources

School founded: 1909
Enrollment: 410
Location: Hesston, Kan.
Religious Affiliation: Mennonite Church USA
Athletic Affiliations:
NJCAA DI (men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s track and field)
NJCAA DII (baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, softball, volleyball)
Intercollegiate Programs:
Six (6) for men: baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer and track
Six (6) for women: basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, track and volleyball
Nickname: Larks
Colors: maroon and gold

President: Dr. Joseph A. Manickam
Athletic Director: Chris Nachtigall
Athletic Trainer: Dan Sigley
Compliance and Eligibility Specialist: Michele Miller Sharp

Athletics Phone: 620-327-8274
Athletics Fax: 620-327-8427

Athletic Department Mission Statement:
In concert with the mission and values of Hesston College, the athletic department is dedicated to creating and fostering a Christ-centered environment that provides opportunities for the development of the whole person.  The athletic department values gender equity, religious, racial and ethnic diversity amongst its participants. Furthermore, we are committed to academic achievement while emphasizing teamwork, leadership and good sportsmanship with a competitive spirit for excellence and success in all of our student athletes.

Athletics Core Covenants

Athletics venues/facilities

Hesston College teams play on the following home venues:

  • Baseball – Oswald Field
  • Basketball and Volleyball – Yost Center
  • Soccer – Hesston College soccer field
  • Softball – Bess Mullet Field

Admission prices

With the exception of volleyball and basketball, all Hesston College athletic events are free admission. Admission to basketball and volleyball is $5 for adults, $3 for students, free for children younger than 5 and seniors 65 and older.