Three NE10 Institutions Appear in Top-25 of Learfield Directors' Cup Standings
MANSFIELD, Mass. – After a competitive fall season, Southern New Hampshire ranks atop the 2018-19 Northeast 10 Conference Presidents’ Cup standings, holding a seven-point advantage over Merrimack and Stonehill, who are tied for second place.
The NE10 Presidents’ Cup is presented annually at the conclusion of the academic year, signifying overall athletic excellence in the league. The honor is awarded to the institution that compiles the most cumulative points based on finishes in the regular season standings from all of its programs competing in league championships.
SNHU (89.5) holds a conference lead after a series of strong regular-season finishes, including second in women’s soccer, third in men’s soccer and fifth in volleyball. The Penmen earned the top amount of points in men’s golf after claiming the 2018 NE10 Championship on Oct. 1 in Endicott, N.Y.
Merrimack (82.5) placed second in field hockey and women’s cross country in the fall, while earning NE10 titles in field hockey and women’s golf. Stonehill (82.5) finished first in women’s tennis and women’s cross country – claiming league championships in both sports.
Assumption (79.5), Adelphi (72) and Franklin Pierce (61) are behind SNHU, Merrimack and Stonehill, while seven schools are within 10 points of each other in the middle of the pack.
Merrimack won the Presidents’ Cup in 2017-18, while Adelphi has won four of the last six overall dating back to 2012-13.
NE10 PRESIDENTS' CUP STANDINGS THROUGH FALL SEASON, 2018
1. SNHU - 89.5
T-2. Merrimack - 82.5
T-2. Stonehill - 82.5
4. Assumption - 79.5
5. Adelphi - 72
6. Franklin Pierce - 61
7. Le Moyne - 59
8. AIC - 57.5
9. Bentley - 53.5
10. Saint Anselm - 52.5
11. SCSU - 52
12. Saint Rose - 51.5
13. New Haven - 42.5
14. Pace - 38
15. Saint Michael's - 19
In the recently announced Fall Learfield Directors’ Cup standings, three NE10 schools are in the Top 25 of all Division II institutions. Stonehill is ranked No. 22 and leads all schools in the league, while AIC (No. 24) and Adelphi (No. 25) are close behind.
To see the complete Directors’ Cup standings, click HERE.
ABOUT THE NE10
The NE10 is an association of 15 diverse institutions serving student-athletes across 24 NCAA Division II sports. Together we build brilliant futures by embracing the journey of every student-athlete.
Each year, 4,500 of those student-athletes compete in conference championships in 24 sports, making the NE10 the largest DII conference in the country in terms of sport sponsorship. Leading the way in the classroom, on the field and within the community, the NE10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes.