SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Endicott leads in both the men’s and women’s Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) All-Sports Trophy race following the completion of the fall 2017 season. The men finished with an 8.67 points per sport average, while the women finished at 8.40 points per sport.
Overall, Endicott’s men’s programs accumulated 26 points over three sports. The Gulls’ Tournament Championship in soccer and runner-up finish at the cross country championship were major contributors to their current ranking.
Wentworth, which won the CCC Men’s Cross Country Championship, currently sits in the second spot in the All-Sports Trophy standings with an 8.50 points per sport average.
Gordon, the 2017 CCC Men’s Soccer runner-up ranks third after the fall season with a 7.50 points per sport average followed closely by Western New England. The Golden Bears have a 7.00 points per sport average, thanks in part to winning the Commonwealth Coast Football Championship – a new addition to the CCC All-Sports Trophy standings this year.
Roger Williams closed out the top half of the table with 6.75 points per sport.
Salve Regina (6.17 points per sport), Curry (5.50), University of the New England (5.25), Nichols (4.17), and Eastern Nazarene (1.50) made up the bottom half of the rankings in that order.
2017-18 Men's All-Sports Trophy Standings
|Cross Country||CCC Football*||Soccer||Basketball||Ice Hockey*||Baseball||Golf||Lacrosse||Tennis||Total Points||No. of Sports||AVG
(Total Points/No. of Sports)
|Western New England||3||10||8||-||-||-||-||-||-||21||3||7.00|
|U. of New England||7||-||3.5||-||-||-||-||-||-||10.5||2||5.25|
|*CCC Football and CCC Men's Ice Hockey include associate members. Associate members are not included in the All-Sports trophy standings, but points are distributed as though they were (i.e. If an associate member wins the Championship Tournament, no school would be awarded 10 points.)|
The Endicott women played in three of the four CCC Tournament Championship contests this fall and captured one league title giving them a 42-point total over five sports. The Tournament Championship came in volleyball with field hockey and tennis finishing as the tournament runner-ups.
Roger Williams falls right behind the Gulls in second place with a 7.90 points per sport average. The Hawks won the 2017 CCC Women’s Soccer Tournament Championship and was the runner-up in volleyball.
The University of New England ranked third in the standings with a 7.38 points per sport average aided by its CCC Championships in cross country and field hockey.
Gordon, the runner-up in cross country and women’s soccer, ranked fourth averaging 6.70 points per sport.
Salve Regina (6.10 points per sport), Western New England (6.00), and Wentworth (5.83) made up the five through seven spots in that order. Nichols, the 2017 CCC Women’s Tennis Champion, finished eighth with a 4.50 points per sport average.
Eastern Nazarene and Curry each had 2.75 points per sport averages to round out the table.
|2017-18 Women's All-Sports Trophy Standings|
|SCHOOL||Cross Country||Field Hockey||Soccer||Tennis||Volleyball||Basketball||Lacrosse||Softball||Track & Field||Total Points||No. of Sports||AVG
(Total Points/No. of Sports)
|U. of New England||10||10||5||-||4.5||-||-||-||-||29.5||4||7.38|
|Western New England||5||7||7||5||6||-||-||-||-||30||5||6.00|
ABOUT THE ALL-SPORTS TROPHY
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 Tournament Champion receives 10 points and the CCC Tournament runner-up receives nine points.
The regular-season finish of the remaining teams is used to determine the number of points awarded to each of 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 spots for which they are competing.
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.
For sports that do not conduct a conference tournament, each teams’ place in the final regular-season standings or finish at the championship event are used to determine the allocation of points. Associate members are not eligible to earn points in the All-Sports trophy standings, but their finish is considered when determining the allocation of points for full members.
Starting in the 2017-18 academic year, the awarding procedure was ammended such that any sport in which at least five core CCC members compete against each other in the same conference (even if that conference is not the CCC) would receive points in the All-Sports Trophy standings.
The All-Sports Trophy standings will be updated following the conclusion of the CCC winter 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 four 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 administers championships in 18 intercollegiate sports.