Albany Leads Commissioner's Cup Standings After Fall Season
BOSTON - Following a thrilling fall championship season, Albany leads the 2016-17 America East Commissioner’s Cup standings through the completion of six championships. The Great Danes, who won both the men's and women's soccer titles this fall, were followed by New Hampshire and Stony Brook, which combined to win three conference titles in the fall.
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 17 sports.
2016-17 Fall Stuart P. Haskell, Jr. Commissioner’s Cup Standings
Rank School Points
|2. New Hampshire||135|
|3. Stony Brook||110|
|4. UMass Lowell||89|
Need to Know
- Albany leads the Commissioner’s Cup standings following the fall season for the second-straight year after winning championships in men's and women's soccer, regular-season crowns in field hockey and women's soccer and finishing as runners up in volleyball.
- New Hampshire became the first America East program to win four volleyball titles and also took home its third-consecutive women's cross country crown.
- The Wildcats have been second or better in the Commissioner's Cup standings following the fall season five-straight years.
- Stony Brook ascended three spots from where it was last year at this time after winning the men's cross country title and finishing second in women's cross country.
- UMass Lowell is fourth after it captured the program's first America East regular-season title in any sport (men's soccer). The River Hawks were ninth following the fall season a year ago.
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, 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.
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