By CCC Intern Conor Scully
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – After the conclusion of the fall season, the Endicott women and Wentworth men lead the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) All-Sports Trophy races. The Gulls women’s programs accumulated 40 points in five sports for an 8.00 average, while the Leopards averaged 7.50 points per sport on the men’s side with 15 total points in two sports.
Endicott was led this fall by the field hockey and volleyball teams, which each captured a CCC Tournament Championships to give the Gulls nine All-Sports Trophy points in both sports. Women’s tennis and soccer also made championship appearances, finishing as the CCC Tournament runner-ups earning the school eight points each. Cross country also had a strong season, earning six points to add up to the 40 point total.
The University of New England lands in second place spot after the fall season. The Nor’easters won their second straight CCC Women’s Soccer Tournament Championship, giving them nine points. UNE was also the CCC Tournament runner-up in field hockey and championship runner-up in cross country, earning another eight points each. The school earned 29.5 points over four sports for a 7.38 points per sport average.
Roger Williams and Salve Regina finish the fall in third and fourth place, respectively. Roger Williams captured the CCC Women’s Cross Country Championship, earning nine points. The Hawks were also the runner-up in volleyball, earning another eight points. They earned 36 total points over five sports to average 7.20 points per sport. Salve Regina was led by strong seasons from women’s cross country and field hockey each earning seven points. The Seahawks picked up 28 points in five sports for an average of 5.60 points per sport.
Next on the table was Gordon, with a solid showing from women’s soccer earning seven points, totaling 27 in five sports with a 5.40 points per sport average. Right behind the Fighting Scots was Western New England, which averaged 4.30 points across five sports with women’s soccer and tennis finishing well. Following the Golden Bears was Wentworth, which finished with a 4.00 average per sport with three teams competing. The Leopards top program this fall was its women’s volleyball team, which earned seven points.
Nichols, which captured its fourth straight CCC Women’s Tennis Tournament Championship and the nine points that come with it, was next in the standings finishing with 3.40 points per sport.
Curry rounded out the women’s standings with a 1.75 points per sport average.
|2019-20 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||8||8||9||-||4.5||-||-||-||-||29.5||4||7.38|
|Western New England||4||4.5||5||5||3||-||-||-||-||21.5||5||4.30|
Wentworth was the runner-up in the CCC Men’s Cross Country Championship and had a strong season from soccer, helping it earn the top spot in the standing after the fall. Cross Country earned the Leopards eight points and soccer contributed seven giving them their 7.50 points per sport average through their two sports.
Endicott, which had a runner-up finish in the CCC Men’s Soccer Tournament and CCC Football, placed second in All-Sports standing after the fall season with 7.33 points per sport average.
Nichols placed third after the fall with 19 points over three sports for a 6.33 average.
CCC Football Champion Western New England and CCC Men’s Soccer Champion Salve Regina finished fourth and fifth, respectively, in the All-Sports Trophy rankings. The Golden Bears earned 17.5 points in three sports for 5.83 points per sport and the Seahawks collected 16 points in three sports for a 5.33 points per sport average.
University of New England, the CCC Men’s Cross Country Champion, finished sixth following the fall with a 4.83 point-average over three sports for an total of 14.5 points.
Roger Williams (4.50 points/sport), Gordon (3.50), and Curry (2.25) rounded out the table in that order finishing with nine points, seven points, and 4.5 points over two sports each.
2019-20 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)
|Western New England||3||9||5.5||-||-||-||-||-||-||17.5||3||5.83|
|U. of New England||9||3.5||2||-||-||-||-||-||-||14.5||3||4.83|
|*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 two 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. In 2020, the conference will expand to 10 full members and 19 championship sports with the addition of Suffolk University and women’s ice hockey, respectively.