(release courtesy of CCC Assistant Commissioner Doug Chin)
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – After the conclusion of the fall season, the Endicott women and Roger Williams men lead the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) All-Sports Trophy races. The Gulls' women's programs accumulated 38 points in five sports for a 7.60 average, while the Hawks averaged 8.00 points per sport on the men's side.
Endicott was led this fall by the field hockey team, which captured its first CCC Tournament Championship since 2012 to give the Gulls nine All-Sports Trophy points. Women's tennis also made a championship appearance and finished as the CCC Tournament runner-up earning the school eight points. Cross country, soccer, and volleyball also had strong seasons earning seven points each for the 38 point total.
The University of New England lands in the second place spot after the fall season. The Nor'easters claimed two conference titles this fall as they won their seventh straight CCC Cross Country Championship and their first CCC Women's Soccer Tournament Championship in nearly two decades. UNE was also the CCC Tournament runner-up in field hockey. It earned 29 points over four sports for a 7.25 points per sport average.
Salve Regina and Roger Williams finish the fall in third and fourth place, respectively. Each had a runner-up finish this season with the Seahawks finishing second at the CCC Cross Country Championship and the Hawks being a CCC Volleyball Championship match participant. Salve earned 30 total points in five sports for a 6.00 points per sport average, and RWU picked up 29 points in five sports to average 5.80 points per sport.
Next on the table was Western New England, which was the CCC Women's Soccer Tournament runner-up, with a 5.40 points per sport average. Right behind the Golden Bears was Gordon, which averaged 5.20 points.
Wentworth and Nichols, which each captured fall CCC Tournament Championships, were next in the standings finishing with 5.00 and 3.60 point-averages, respectively. The Leopards were the Tournament Champions in volleyball, while the Bison extended their women's tennis championship streak to three.
Curry rounded out the women's standings with a 2.00 points per sport average.
|2018-19 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||9||8||9||-||3||-||-||-||-||29||4||7.25|
|Western New England||4||7||8||4||4||-||-||-||-||27||5||5.40|
Roger Williams was the runner-up in both the CCC Men's Soccer Tournament and the CCC Cross Country Championship. Each finish earned them eight points in the standings giving the Hawks their 8.00 points per sport average.
Gordon, which won the CCC Men's Soccer Tournament Championship, placed second in All-Sports standing after the fall season with 6.50 points per sport average.
Endicott placed third after the fall with 19 points over three sports for a 6.33 average.
CCC Cross Country Champion the University of New England and Salve Regina tied for the fourth spot in the All-Sports Trophy rankings as they each earned 17 points in three sports for 5.67 points per sport.
Western New England, the CCC Football Champion, finished sixth following the fall with a 5.33 point-average.
Nichols (5.00 points/sport), Wentworth (4.50), and Curry (2.50) rounded out the table in that order.
2018-19 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)
|U. of New England||9||4||4||-||-||-||-||-||-||17||3||5.67|
|Western New England||2||9||5||-||-||-||-||-||-||16||3||5.33|
|*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 nine points.)|
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 nine points and the CCC Tournament runner-up receives eight 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 seven points with the next team down receiving six 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 amended so 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 nine full member and one 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.