SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – After the completion of the 2016 fall season, the women’s athletic program at Endicott and the men’s program at Wentworth lead the 2016-17 Commonwealth Coast Conference All-Sports Trophy race.
Endicott had a strong fall overall with its five women’s sports teams amassing 41 points for an 8.2 points/sport average.
Leading the way for the Gulls was the women’s volleyball team, which went undefeated in conference play this year all the way through to the CCC Championship. The Gulls also made a championship appearance in women’s tennis where they finished as the CCC runner-up.
Right behind Endicott is the University of New England, which earned 30 points across four sports including 10 points each for winning the women’s cross country and field hockey championships. The Nor’easters have a 7.5 point/sport average.
Last year’s winner of the Women’s All-Sports Trophy, Roger Williams sits in third in the standings with a 7.4 points/sport average. Wentworth, the 2016 CCC Women’s Soccer Champions, is currently in fourth place with a 7.0 point average. Gordon is the final team in the top five averaging 6.7 points/sport.
Western New England (6.6 points/sport), Salve Regina (5.9), and Nichols (4.25), the 2016 Women’s Tennis Champion, are the next three in the table with Curry (3.5) and Eastern Nazarene (2.25) closing it out.
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||-||-||-||30||4||7.50|
|Western New England||6||9||3||6||9||-||-||-||33||5||6.60|
The Wentworth men captured their second straight CCC Cross Country Championship, while also finishing as the runner up in men’s soccer. These finishes gave the Leopards the top-spot in the All Sports Trophy standings with 19 points and a 9.5 points/sport average.
Endicott, the 2015-16 Men’s All-Sports Trophy winner, followed close behind with an 8.5 points/sport average including nine points for finishing second in the cross country championship. Western New England, which gained 10 points as the 2016-17 CCC Men’s Soccer Champion, currently sits in third with an 8.0 points/sport average. Roger Williams (7.0 points/sport) and Gordon (6.0) close out the top half of the table in the fourth and fifth spaces, respectively.
The University of New England finishes the fall in sixth place with a 4.25 points/sport, while Curry and Nichols complete the season tied for seventh with both schools earning 4.0 points/sport. Salve Regina (2.75) and Eastern Nazarene (2.5) close out the standings.
2016-17 Men's All-Sports Trophy Standings
|Soccer||Basketball||Ice Hockey||Baseball||Golf||Lacrosse||Tennis||Total Points||No. of Sports||
(Total Points/No. of Sports
|Western New England||6||
|U. of New England||7||1.5||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.5||2||4.25|
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 the 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 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.
The All-Sports Trophy standings will be updated again in March 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 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.