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Warriors Earn Second-Straight NE10 Presidents’ Cup; Third Overall in School History
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – For the second-straight year, Merrimack College won the Northeast-10 Conference Presidents’ Cup – the third overall win for the Warriors in school history – as announced by the league office on Monday night at the season-ending banquet in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Prior to this two-year stretch, the Warriors won the 1999-2000 Presidents’ Cup, an honor presented annually to signify overall athletic excellence in the NE10. It 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.
To see the complete order of finish for the 2018-19 NE10 Presidents’ Cup standings, please see below. For year-by-year history of the award, please click HERE.
Merrimack recorded 186.0 points throughout the year – five more points than it garnered during 2017-18 – behind NE10 regular season titles in men’s lacrosse and women’s golf. The Warriors tallied 67 points in the spring season, second-most of any NE10 institution in that time, to earn the Presidents’ Cup.
Adelphi, a four-time winner, finished in second place despite capturing a league-best 70 points during the spring season. The Panthers ended up with 177.0 points, edging out Assumption (175.0), SNHU (171.5) and Stonehill (169.5) – rounding-out the top five finishers this year.
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 student-athletes compete in conference championships, 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.