SPRINGFIELD, Mass. –After the completion of the 2016-17 winter season, the women’s athletic programs at Endicott and the University of New England are tied for the top spot for the 2016-17 Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) All-Sports Trophy. Endicott leads for the men.
Endicott’s finish in the winter season keeps them in the top spot. Scoring an additonal seven points, gives the Gulls a grand total of 48 points for an 8.00 points/sport average.
The University of New England evened the playing field after its basketball team brought in 10 points for their Conference Championship. The Nor’easters are now tied with the Gulls at 8.00 points/sport.
Trailing closely behind is Roger Williams. After an exciting basketball season, they finished third in the conference, earning them a 7.40 points/scoring average. Next up on the board is Western New England, which made a championship appearance in basketball, allowing the Golden Bears to jump up two spots and tallying them at 7.00 points/sport. Rounding out the top 5 is Gordon with 6.08 points/sport.
Salve Regina (5.67 points/sport), Wentworth (5.50), Nichols (3.80) Curry (3.70), and Eastern Nazarene (3.00) close out the table.
2016-17 Women's All-Sports Trophy Standings
|Soccer||Tennis||Volleyball||Basketball||Lacrosse||Softball||Total Points||No. of Sports||
(Total Points/No. of Sports
|U. of New England||10||10||6||-||4||10||-||-||40||5||8.00|
|Western New England||6||9||3||6||9||9||-||-||42||6||7.00|
Endicott had quite the winter season capturing the inaugural CCC men’s ice hockey championship and a runner-up finish in basketball. The Gulls moved up to the top spot and created a sizeable lead for themselves with a 9.00 points/sport average.
Roger Williams also moved up a spot into second place earning 7.33 points/sport. Wentworth and Nichols are tied for third, trailing the Hawks with 6.50 points/sport. The CCC Championship for Nichols in basketball helped it leap to a third-place tie after being tied for seventh place after the fall. Gordon closed out the top half of scores with a 6.33 points/sport average.
Western New England (5.25 points/sport), University of New England (5.13), Salve Regina (4.13), Curry (3.67), and Eastern Nazarene (3.33) make up the bottom half of the table.
2016-17 Men's All-Sports Trophy Standings
|Soccer||Basketball||Ice Hockey*||Baseball||Golf||Lacrosse||Tennis||Total Points||No. of Sports||AVG
(Total Points/No. of Sports
|Western New England||6||10||2||3||-||-||-||-||21||4||5.25|
|University of New England||7||1.5||3||9||-||-||-||-||20.5||4||5.13|
|*CCC Men's Ice Hockey includes three associate members. Associate members are not included in the All-Sports trophy standings, but points are distributed as if they were (i.e. If an associate member wins the Championship Tournament, no school would be awarded 10 points)|
The All-Sports Trophies have been awarded annually since 2013-14 to the schools that perform the best across the board in league competition.
In each sport, points are awarded based on CCC championship and CCC runner-up finishes in the conference tournament followed by the regular-season finish of the remaining teams. The CCC champion receives 10 points and CCC runner-up receives nine points.
The regular-season finish of the remaining teams is used to determine the number of points for those programs. The team with the highest regular season finish, excluding the tournament champion and runner-up, receives eight points with the next team down receiving seven points. The process continues until all teams have been awarded points. In the event of a tie, each tied team receives the average of the sum of the sports for which they are competing.
CCC Men’s Ice Hockey includes three associate members. Associate members are not included in the All-Sports trophy standings, but points are distributed as if they were (i.e. if an associate member wins the Championship Tournament, no school would be awarded 10 points).
After the total points are calculated, points are then divided by the number of CCC sports that each school sponsors to arrive at an average score.
The All-Sports Trophy standings will be updated again in May following the conclusion of the CCC spring season.
ABOUT THE COMMONWEALTH COAST CONFERENCE
The Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC), founded in 1984, is an NCAA Division III athletic conference comprised of ten full member and three associate member institutions throughout the New England region. Its membership aims to provide student-athletes with a positive experience in their pursuit of excellence through high academic standards, quality competition, and a meaningful student life. The conference currently administers championships in 16 intercollegiate sports with that number set to increase next year with the addition of football.