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Adelphi is Top NE10 Finisher at No. 19 Overall
MANSFIELD, Mass. – Six Northeast-10 Conference member institutions finished in the top 100 of the final Learfield Directors’ Cup standings following the completion of the 2017 spring season. All fifteen NE10 schools collected points to appear on the list, including six in the top 100 nationally.
For the complete list of NE10 schools and their final ranking, please see below.
The Learfield Directors’ Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today. Points are awarded based on each institution’s finish in up to 14 sports in Division II – seven men’s and seven women’s.
Perennial power Grand Valley State captured their 12th Directors' Cup title as the Lakers posted 1020 points.
NE10 Presidents’ Cup winner Adelphi was the conference’s top finisher, coming in at No. 19 overall with a total of 509 points. For the second straight year, Merrimack was the NE10’s second-highest finisher, ranking 37th overall.
2016-17 Learfield Directors' Cup Standings
19. Adelphi - 509.00
37. Merrimack - 399.25
80. Le Moyne - 246.00
88. Southern New Hampshire - 232.00
92. Southern Connecticut - 230.50
94. Stonehill - 227.50
109. American International - 199.00
117. New Haven - 185.00
152. Bentley - 127.50
160. Franklin Pierce - 112.50
175. Assumption - 97.00
178. Saint Rose - 94.00
187. Saint Anselm - 80.00
199. Saint Michael's - 71.00
248. Pace - 25.00
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.