SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (May 21, 2019) – The Western New England University women's and men's teams both finished fourth in the final Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) All-Sport Trophy standings, which were released by the league office on Tuesday afternoon.
The Western New England men climbed from seventh place at the conclusion of the winter season into fourth place with a strong spring showing. Men's lacrosse won the program's eighth CCC title to earn nine points, while men's tennis received eight points after reaching the CCC Championship match for the first time in program history. The golf team collected 7.5 points with its runner-up finish at the CCC Championship, while baseball finished with seven points following its CCC regular-season title.
On the women's side, the Golden Bears slid one spot from third to fourth in the final standings. Softball and women's lacrosse garnered 6.5 and 5.5 points, respectively.
ABOUT THE ALL-SPORTS TROPHY
The All-Sports Trophies have been awarded annually since 2013-14 to the schools that perform the best across the board in league competition.
In each sport, points are awarded based on CCC championship and CCC runner-up finishes in the conference tournament followed by the regular-season finish of the remaining teams. The CCC Tournament Champion receives nine points and the CCC Tournament runner-up receives eight points.
The regular-season finish of the remaining teams is used to determine the number of points awarded to each of those programs. The team with the highest regular-season finish, excluding the Tournament Champion and runner-up, receives seven points with the next team down receiving six points. The process continues until all teams have been awarded points. In the event of a tie, each tied team receives the average of the sum of the spots for which they are competing.
After the total points are calculated, points are then divided by the number of CCC sports that each school sponsors to arrive at an average score.
For sports that do not conduct a conference tournament, each teams' place in the final regular-season standings or finish at the championship event are used to determine the allocation of points. Associate members are not eligible to earn points in the All-Sports trophy standings, but their finish is considered when determining the allocation of points for full members.
Starting in the 2017-18 academic year, the awarding procedure was amended so that any sport in which at least five core CCC members compete against each other in the same conference (even if that conference is not the CCC) would receive points in the All-Sports Trophy standings.