SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Endicott maintained its lead in both the women’s and men’s Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) All-Sports Trophy races at the conclusion of the 2017-18 winter season. The women finished with an 8.33 points per sport average, while the men earned at 8.40 points per sport.
The only women’s sport during the winter season is basketball. The Gulls earned eight points for their efforts during the women’s basketball season bringing their season total to 50 points for the All-Sports Trophy. They finished in third place in the regular-season standings with a 14-4 league record and were defeated in the CCC Semifinals.
The team that eliminated them from CCC Tournament Championship contention, Roger Williams, remains in second place thanks to its nine points earned as the CCC Tournament runner-up. The Hawks now have 48.5 points across six sports for an 8.08 points per sport average.
The University of New England stays in third place on the All-Sports Trophy ladder with a 7.90 average. The Nor’easters earned 10 points during the basketball season after winning their sixth straight CCC Tournament title.
Gordon and Western New England shared the fourth spot in the table with 6.17 points per sport each. WNE was the only school to move up in the standings on the women’s side thanks to its fourth place regular-season finish in women’s basketball.
Salve Regina (6.08 points per sport), Wentworth (4.63), Nichols (4.08), Curry (3.20), and Eastern Nazarene (2.90) made up the bottom half of the rankings in that order.
|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||10||-||-||-||39.5||5||7.90|
|Western New England||5||7||7||5||6||7||-||-||-||37||6||6.17|
The Gulls had a strong winter season on the men’s side entering both the men’s basketball and men’s ice hockey tournaments as the No. 2 seed. They earned nine points in basketball as the CCC Tournament runner-up, but had to settle for seven points in hockey after being knocked out of the tournament in the semifinals. The 16 points brought their season total to 42 points across five sports.
Gordon overtook Wentworth for the second spot in the standings with its second place regular-season finish in basketball. The Fighting Scots collected eight points as a result giving them 23 points in three sports and a 7.67 average.
The Leopards moved down to the third rung on the ladder with 6.88 points per sport, while Roger Williams held onto the fourth spot with a 6.83 average.
Nichols made the biggest jump in the standings thanks to its Conference Championships in both basketball and ice hockey. The 20 points earned gave the Bison 32.5 points in five sports for a 6.50 average, propelling them up to fifth from ninth after the fall season.
The University of New England, which made a championship appearance in ice hockey, also moved up in the standings. The Nor’easters now sit in sixth place with a 6.25 points per sport average.
Salve Regina (6.00 points per sport), Western New England (5.50), Curry (4.50), and Eastern Nazarene (1.67) made up the rest of the table 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)
|U. of New England||7||-||3.5||5.5||9||-||-||-||-||25||4||6.25|
|Western of New England||3||10||8||3.5||3||-||-||-||-||27.5||5||5.50|
|*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.)|
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 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 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 spring 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.