BEVERLY, Mass. – Endicott has finished 87th overall in the 2018-19 Division III Learfield IMG College Directors' Cup Standings with a total of 224.50 points. It marks the Gulls' third highest score and sixth-best finish in athletics history (based upon available data).
"To be ranked again in the top-100 of the Learfield rankings is something that we are extremely excited about," said Endicott Assistant Vice President, Director of Athletics Brian Wylie. "This demonstrates not only all the tireless work our student-athletes have committed themselves to but also the phenomenal work our great coaches and athletic training staff do year after year."
Endicott also ranked first overall among all Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) schools and 14th overall in New England this past academic year. Over the last 10 years, the Gulls have finished first among its CCC competitors and inside the top-25 in New England seven times.
Meanwhile, Endicott's 28th place finish in 2013-14 marks the highest ranking in the CCC over the last 10 years and the best finish ever for the Gulls, who accumulated 445 points during that season. No other CCC institution has cracked the top-75 during that span, dating back to 2009-10.
In total, since 2009-10, Endicott has finished inside the top-100 four separate times (2018-19, 2016-17, 2013-14, 2012-13). Only one other CCC institution has finished inside the top-100 during that time frame.
ABOUT THE LEARFIELD IMG COLLEGE DIRECTORS' CUP
The Learfield IMG College Directors' Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today. Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in NCAA Championships. For NCAA Division III, whose Learfield Directors' Cup program started in 1995-96, sports included in a program's score include men's basketball, men's soccer, women's basketball, and women's soccer. Then, the next highest 14 (max.) sports scored for each institution, regardless of gender, are used in the standings to compute an overall score. The overall champion is the institution that records the highest number of points in their division's Directors' Cup standings.
As for the Gulls, Endicott's 224.50 points in 2018-19 came from the following sports: field hockey (53), women's ice hockey (25), men's golf (24), women's lacrosse (25), softball (37.5), and men's volleyball (60).
(Photo Credit - Rob Ackerman '20)