by CCC Intern Alex Chin
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Endicott’s women’s teams won three Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) titles out of a possible nine and captured the All-Sports Trophy for the third year in a row. In addition to their championship performances, the Gulls were also the runner-up in two sports.
The Gulls earned a total of 70 points across the nine sports and for an average of 7.78 points per sport. Roger Williams claimed the All-Sports Trophy on the men’s side.
The first of Endicott’s three titles came in field hockey with a perfect 12-0 record in conference play. They carried their regular-season success over into the postseason by winning the CCC Field Hockey Tournament title. The Gulls also made a championship appearance in tennis, finishing as the tournament runner-up.
After coming up a little short in basketball during the winter, Endicott had itself a decent spring season with both its lacrosse and softball programs finishing as CCC Regular-Season and Tournament Champions. Both programs finished conference play undefeated. Endicott was in first place in the race for the All-Sports Trophy throughout the year.
The University of New England Nor’easters finished second in the final standings of 2018-19 with a total of 50 points in seven sports and an average 7.29 points per sport. The Nor’easters were tournament runners-up in field hockey and softball. The Nor’easters were in a similar position as the Gulls as they stayed went through the entire school year in second place.
The Roger Williams Hawks followed up in third place in the race of the All-Sports Trophy. They finished the school year averaging 6.33 points per sport with nine of their teams in competition. In fourth place, following the Hawks were the Western New England Golden Bears, finishing with an average of 6.00 points per sport across eight sports. They went home with the title of 2019 Women’s Basketball Tournament Champions. Roger Williams and Western New England swapped spots in the standings after the spring season.
Heading into the middle of the table were the Salve Regina Seahawks in fifth place, the Gordon Fighting Scots in sixth place, and the Wentworth Leopards at seventh place. The Seahawks finished the year with an average of 5.83 points per sport with nine teams in competition and finishing as runners-up in two sports (cross country and track and field). The Fighting Scots finished the year averaging 4.61 points per sport with nine teams in competition. The Leopards finished averaging 3.50 points per sport with six teams in competition throughout the year and taking home the CCC Volleyball Tournament Championship.
Finishing off the bottom of the table were the Nichols Bison (3.28 points per sport with nine teams) and the Curry Colonels (2.79 with seven teams). The Bison took home the 2019 CCC Women’s Tennis Championship.
|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||7||7||8||-||51||7||7.29|
|Western New England||4||7||8||4||4||9||5.5||6.5||-||48||8||6.00|
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.
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.