Albany Captures Second-Straight Commissioner's Cup
BRETTON WOODS, N.H. — After winning eight of America East 19 championships during the 2013-14 season, University at Albany has claimed the conference’s Stuart P. Haskell, Jr. Commissioner’s Cup for the second-straight year and third time in school history, the league announced this evening at its annual awards dinner on Mount Washington in Bretton Woods, N.H.
The Commissioner’s Cup annually recognizes the strongest athletic program in America East as determined by a scoring system which rewards a school for success both during the regular season and championship competition in the conference’s 19 sports.
The Great Danes, which tied an America East record by winning eight league titles, also captured three regular-season crowns and a pair of runner-up finishes to help net a league-best 369 points. Stony Brook came in second place for the second-straight year, earning a school-record 349 points, followed by UMBC (298 points) in third, University of New Hampshire (268) in fourth, Binghamton University (242) in fifth and University of Vermont (209) in sixth. University of Hartford (202), University of Maine (170) and UMass Lowell (129) rounded out the standings.
• Won its third America East Commissioner’s Cup in program history (2004-05, 2012-13, 2012-14).
• Captured conference championships in men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track & field, men’s lacrosse and softball.
• Regular-season champions in women’s basketball and men’s lacrosse and co-champions in women’s lacrosse.
• Runners up in field hockey and women’s lacrosse.
• Won both basketball championships in the same year for the second-straight year, just the seventh occurrence in league history.
• Finished second for the second-straight year and third time in the last five years.
• The 349 points are an all-time high for the Seawolves.
• Won the women’s tennis title for the third-straight year and took home its second-straight women’s lacrosse crown.
• Captured outright regular-season titles in softball and baseball and was co-champions in women’s soccer and women’s lacrosse.
• Runners up in a league-high seven sports (women’s soccer, women’s cross country, men’s and women’s basketball, softball, baseball).
• Matched best-ever Commissioner’s Cup finish by placing third for the fourth time in six years.
• Swept regular-season and tournament titles in men’s and women’s soccer and also won the men’s cross country crown.
• Had four runner-up finishes (volleyball, women’s swimming & diving, men’s outdoor track & field, men’s lacrosse).
• Captured four America East titles, the school’s most since 2003-04.
• Swept the regular-season and tournament titles in field hockey and volleyball.
• Won the women’s cross country and women’s swimming & diving crowns.
• 13th straight year finishing in fifth place or higher
• Won championships in men’s tennis and baseball, becoming just the second team to win four-straight elimination games to do so.
• Runner-up finishes in men’s cross country and men’s and women’s indoor track & field.
• Won its sixth men’s basketball regular-season title since 2002.
• Runners up in women’s outdoor track & field, the program’s best finish since 2001.
• Matches last year's seventh place finish.
• Runners up in men’s soccer.
• Placed third in both men’s indoor and outdoor track & field.
• Had the third-most points in women’s soccer.
• Placed third in the regular-season standings in baseball and fifth in men’s basketball.
• Was ineligible for team conference championships due to NCAA reclassifying rules.
The scoring system for the Stuart P. Haskell, Jr. Commissioner’s Cup is as follows: In sports where regular-season round robin competition is conducted, the first-place institution in the final standings receives four points times the total number of teams involved in conference play. The second-place institution receives four less points; third place receives eight less points, and so on. Additionally, the America East (tournament) champion receives two points times the total number of teams participating in the championship. The second-place institution receives two less points; third place receives four less points and so on down to the last-place institution which receives two points.
In sports where regular-season round robin competition is not conducted (cross country, tennis, track & field, swimming & diving), the first-place institution at the America East championship receives two points times the total number of teams participating in the championship. The second-place institution receives two less points; third place gets four less points and so on down to the last place team which receives two points.
2013-14 Final Stuart P. Haskell, Jr.
Commissioner’s Cup Standings
Rank Team Points
1. Albany 369
2. Stony Brook 349
3. UMBC 298
4. New Hampshire 268
5. Binghamton 242
6. Vermont 209
7. Hartford 202
8. Maine 170
9. UMass Lowell 129
Year-By-Year Stuart P. Haskell, Jr. Commissioner’s Cup Winners
2013-14 - Albany
2012-13 - Albany
2011-12 - Boston U.
2010-11 - Boston U.
2009-10 - Boston U.
2008-09 - Boston U.
2007-08 - Boston U.
2006-07 - Boston U.
2005-06 - Boston U.
2004-05 - Albany
2003-04 - Boston U.
2002-03 - Boston U.
2001-02 - Boston U.
2000-01 - Delaware
1999-2000 - Delaware
1998-99 - Delaware
1997-98 - Delaware
1996-97 - Delaware
1995-96 - Delaware
1994-95 - Delaware
1993-94 - Delaware
1992-93 - Delaware
1991-92 - Delaware
1991-90 - Boston U.
1989-90 - Boston U.
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