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Nine NE10 Institutions Appear in Top-100 of Learfield Directors' Cup Standings
MANSFIELD, Mass. - Following the completion of the fall seasons, Bentley holds a slight advantage in the 2017-18 NE10 Presidents' Cup standings. The conference's Presidents' Cup is presented annually to signify 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.
The Falcons (80.5) were one of five NE10 institutions to accumulate more than 70 points following the completion of the fall season. Bentley was joined by Stonehill (79.0), Adelphi (77.5), Southern New Hampshire (76.5), and Assumption (74.5). To view the entire league standings, see below.
Of the nine fall sports that Bentley currently sponsors, eight were awarded at least 7.5 points for their success during their seasons. Volleyball led the way, receiving 13 points overall, followed by both men's and women's cross country and golf which all earned 10 points. The men's golf team claimed the NE10 championship this fall. Bentley's women's soccer team earned nine points, while their football team earned 8.
Adelphi won the NE10 Presidents' Cup following the 2016-17 academic year, and the Panthers athletic department has won four of the last five overall.
NE10 Presidents' Cup Standings through Fall, 2017
Bentley - 80.5
Stonehill - 79.0
Adelphi - 77.5
SNHU - 76.5
Assumption - 74.5
Merrimack - 69.5
Le Moyne - 66.0
Franklin Pierce - 59.5
AIC - 59.0
Saint Anselm - 54.5
New Haven - 43.5
SCSU - 39.5
Saint Rose - 36.0
Pace - 35.5
Saint Michael's - 20.5
Nine NE10 institutions were ranked in the top 100 of all NCAA Division II institutions as the final edition of the Fall Learfield Directors' Cup standings were announced last week. Stonehill is ranked 18th overall and leads all NE10 schools. Adelphi (21st), Merrimack (30th), and American International (38th) all appeared in the top 50 nationally.
Other schools that appear in the top 100 were: Franklin Pierce (66th), Southern New Hampshire (72), Assumption (93rd), and Saint Anselm and Southern Connecticut, which were among the schools tied at 100th place.
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.