Benedictine College is home to many great athletic facilities for its various varsity sports.
Ralph Nolan Gymnasium and Dugan Office Suites
The men's basketball, women's basketball and volleyball teams practice and play inside the Ralph Nolan Gymnasium which is located inside the Student Union at the center of the Benedictine campus.
Within the past two years, both the men's and women's basketball locker rooms have gone through a major renovation to create more of a modern look to the facilitiy.
The Nolan Gymnasium lighting was upgraded during the 2012-13 school year and continued to improve ther over look of the gymnasium and elevate the game day atmosphere.
The coaches offices for all three sports are located in the Dugan Office Suite, on the second floor of the Student Union. All three offices for each head coach, have a window that opens up to the gymnasium and gives each coach a great angle to display their pride in the facility.
The Pit, located as the south end of the gymnasium, serves as the primary seating section for the Benedictine students and adds a great home court advantage for all three teams.
BC Soccer Complex and John Casey Soccer Center
The men's and women's soccer programs call the BC Soccer Complex home and with the edition of the John Casey Soccer Center in the fall of the 2013, their locker rooms and coaches offices are now located at the Complex.
The bottom floor of the Casey Soccer Center houses the locker rooms for both programs. The men's locker room is housed on the north side while the women's locker room is housed on the south.
The top floor of the building houses both coaches' offices as well as the main press box. When not being used for game day operations, the press box doubles as a lounge for meeting recruits and hosting visitors to campus.
Over the past several years, the facility at the BC Soccer Complex has been given several upgrades to make it one of the best soccer-specific facilities in the region.
The facillty was given lights during the Summer of 2008 and soccer became the first outdoor Benedictine sport to be played on campus at night. Heading into the 2009-10 school year, the facility playing surface was upgraded from natural grass to FieldTurf and the 2013-14 school year marked the first season where the facility was played in the shadows of the John Casey Soccer Center.
O'Malley Field at Larry Wilcox Stadium and Amino Center
Over the course of the last few year, the Raven Football facilities have gone through some major renovations.
Prior to the 2007 season, new offices were built by assistant coach Mike Kersley. The old two-room coaches offices were turned into a conference room with three additional office spaces added on.
The upgrade to the coaches offices gives each coach his own space and creates a more welcoming environment to visitors and recruits.
In 2004, two classrooms were added to give the Ravens large meeting rooms. When the meeting rooms are not being utilized by the football program, they double as two lecture halls that also allowed the school to expand its available class space.
The hallway located outside of the meeting rooms has become a hall of honor for the program with a large display case and pictures of the Ravens Heart Defensive and Offensive Players of the Year.
Various pictures of the history of the program, including a picture of former Raven and NAIA Hall of Famer Jamie Mueller from his time with the Buffalo Bills are located in the hallway and along the outside walls of the meeting rooms.
The weight room features "state of the art" Hammer free weight equipment. This equipment allows the Raven staff to fully optimize their ground-based, close kinetic chain philosophy of strength and conditioning. The weight room also includes a complete double set of dumbbells ranging from 3 to 140 pounds; the dumbbells are used extensively in unilateral, stability, and core-strengthening exercises. Other training modalities available include a set of medicine balls and several physio balls for further functional training.
The crowning jewel of the Raven football program is O'Malley Field at Larry Wilcox Stadium and the playing surface at the stadium.
The field was renamed O'Malley Field in recognition of the years of support by the O'Malley family to Raven football and Benedictine College during the 2012 season.
Upgraded to FieldTurf during the spring of 2008, Larry Wilcox Stadium has become known as one of the best home-field advantages in small-college football.
The chair-back seats came to Benedictine from Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, the former home of the Atlanta Braves. The stadium not only offers Raven fans a great view of the game from every seat, it also delivers a breath-taking view of the Abby, located on the southeast side of the field.
The stadium was built with fans in mind. The seats face toward the east, which means that the fall sun will be either directly above the seats or behind the stadium during games. The stadium also offers a large concourse, rest rooms and a concession stand conveniently located at the top of the stadium so fans never miss a down of Raven football.
Asher Sports Complex
Laughlin Field at Olsen Stadium
The Raven Baseball team played their first game at Laughlin Field at Olsen Stadium on March 7, 2015 as the program moved to the North side of campus into the new constructed Asher Sports Complex.
The Asher Sports Complex was made possible by the donation of land to the North of Larry Wilcox Stadium by the Asher Family, long-time supporters of the college.
Laughlin Field has a FieldTurf infield as well as turn in foul terriorty down both the left field and right field foul lines.
From the bleachers on the third base side, visitors have a great view of campus along with the Abbey beyond the facility and O'Malley Field - home of the Raven football team.
The team has access to two full-sized batting cages as well as a double-mound bullpen for practices and warm ups.
Laughlin Field sits on the South side of the Asher Sports Complex and fans are greated by the Olsen Stadium press box and bleacher seating.
BC Softball Field
Like the Raven Baseball team, the Raven Softball team has also moved to the North side of campus inside the new constructed Asher Sports Complex.
Located on the North side of the complex, the new BC Softball Field features a section of stadium seating for fans as well as bleacher seating down both the first base and third base lines between the stadium seating and the dugouts.
Raven Softball now has access to their own two-tunnel batting cage as well as a full bullpen for practice and warm up during games.
When sitting inside the stadium, fans will not only enjoy a great view of the game but a breath-taking view of campus along with the Abby.
Parking for the Asher Sports Complex is located in the main lot next to the Amino Center with access to Olsen Stadium and the BC Softball Field through the concourse of Larry Wilcox Stadium through the gate on the southwest corner of the stadium.
Laughlin Track is home to the Raven men's and women's track & field program. The eight-lane track surrounds O'Malley Field with access to throwing pits on the East side of the track as well as jumping lanes for pole vault long jump and triple jump located to the South side of the complex.
The Haverty Center
The Haverty Center, located above the Student Union is still home to a fitness room, pool, raquet ball courts, the Old Gymnasium and the cheer squad utilizes space on the old stage for their work out area.
During the school year, the Old Gym space is split between volleyball, baseball, softball and wrestling. Wrestling uses the space as its primary practice facility and will host several competition duals during their season inside the Old Gym.
Mother Teresa Center
In addition to housing Benedictine's Nursing Program, the Mother Teresa Center serves as the home for the primary Athletic Training Facility.
Located on the basement level, Benedictine's many student-athletes have access to top-level care and prevention located inside the main training facility.