SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (November 29, 2017) – The Western New England University men's and women's teams are in fourth and sixth place, respectively, in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) All-Sports Trophy standings through the end of the fall season, the league office announced on Wednesday afternoon.
The Western New England men compiled 21 points in three fall sports. The football team led the way, capturing ten points with its CCC Football title, while soccer and cross country collected eight and three, respectively.
The Golden Bear women accumulated 30 points through five sports, led by women's soccer and field hockey, which garnered seven each. Volleyball earned six points, while tennis and cross country received five each.
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 champion receives 10 points and the CCC runner-up receives nine points.
The regular season finish of the remaining teams is used to determine the number of points for those programs. The team with the highest regular season finish, excluding the tournament champion and runner-up, receives eight points with the next team down receiving seven 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.
The All-Sports Trophy standings will be updated again following the conclusion of the CCC winter season.