SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – With Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Tournament Championship appearances in three of the eight CCC women’s sports and strong regular-season finishes in the five others, Endicott was able to secure the 2016-17 Women’s CCC All-Sports Trophy.
The Gulls’ men’s program also had a very successful year as they won the Men’s All-Sports Trophy.
The Gulls bookended their year with CCC Championship titles in fall and the spring. In the fall, Endicott women’s volleyball captured its first title since 2008, while in the spring women’s lacrosse was crowned the CCC Tournament Champion. The All-Sports Trophy winners were also the CCC Tournament runner-up in women’s tennis.
Endicott scored 65 points in the rankings over eight CCC women’s sports for an 8.13 points/sport average.
Endicott was strong throughout the department all year long as they led the All-Sports Trophy standings after both the fall and winter seasons.
Roger Williams, which had won the Women’s All-Sports Trophy for the past two years, finished second in this year’s rankings averaging 7.88 points/sport. The University of New England, which won conference titles in women’s cross country, field hockey, and women’s basketball, averaged 7.71 points/sport in third place. Rounding out the top five were Western New England (6.94 points/sport) and Salve Regina (6.38), which won the CCC Softball Tournament Championship.
Gordon placed sixth in the standings with a 5.69 points/sport average, while Wentworth, which included the CCC Women’s Soccer Tournament Champions, placed seventh at 4.17 points/sport. Nichols, the winner of the women’s tennis title, was next in line with 3.93 points/sport with Curry (3.64) and Eastern Nazarene (2.83) closing out the table.
|2016-17 Women's All-Sports Trophy Standings|
|SCHOOL||Cross Country||Field Hockey||Soccer||Tennis||Volleyball||Basketball||Lacrosse||Softball||Total Points||No. of Sports||AVG
(Total Points/No. of Sports)
|U. of New England||10||10||6||-||4||10||8||6||54||7||7.71|
|Western New England||6||9||3||6||9||9||5.5||8||55.5||8||6.94|
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 divided by the number of CCC sports that each school sponsors to arrive at an average score.
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.