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Assumption and Merrimack Close Behind in Second Place.
MANSFIELD, Mass. – With regular seasons for winter sports now concluded, the Northeast 10 Conference Presidents’ Cup standings could not be more congested at the top of the leaderboard, as Stonehill takes a narrow six-point edge over Assumption and Merrimack into the spring.
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.
Stonehill (125.5 points), after being tied for second after the fall season, has taken control of the top spot after women’s basketball placed second in the Northeast Division and women’s indoor track & field earned the top amount of points after winning the NE10 Championship.
Assumption (119.5) and Merrimack (119.5) are tied for second place are closely behind Stonehill. The Greyhounds’ second-place finish in women’s indoor track & field was their biggest points haul of the winter, while the Warriors cashed in on basketball – with the men’s team finishing second and the women taking fourth in the Northeast Division.
Rounding-out the top five are Southern New Hampshire (114.5) and Adelphi (107), who both enter the spring in striking distance of first place. Le Moyne (101) and Southern Connecticut (100) have also reached triple digits – with the Owls recording a league-best 48 points in the winter.
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 WINTER SEASON, 2019
|4. So. New Hampshire||114.5|
|6. Le Moyne||101|
|7. So. Connecticut||100|
|9. American Int'l||88.5|
|10. Franklin Pierce||87|
|11. Saint Anselm||86.5|
|12. New Haven||73.5|
|13. Saint Rose||72.5|
|15. Saint Michael's||33|
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.