St. Mary's Fifth in the 2016-17 CAC All-Sports Award Standings (Fall)

St. Mary's Fifth in the 2016-17 CAC All-Sports Award Standings (Fall)

From the Capital Athletic Conference office

York, Pa. - For the third-straight year, Christopher Newport University has secured an early lead in the Capital Athletic Conference's Richard C. Cook All-Sports Award chase with a strong fall season highlighed by a conference-best three CAC titles.

The Captains, boosted by CAC titles in men's cross country, men's soccer, and women's soccer, and second-place finishes in women's cross country and volleyball, totaled 67.5 points to take the all-sports trophy lead. CNU also leads both the Men's and Women's Commissioner's Award standings following the fall campaign. The Captains have collected 26.0 points in the men's standings and 41.5 points on the women's side.

CNU holds a slight lead over the University of Mary Washington in all three categories. UMW ranks second in the all-sports standings (58.0 points), men's sports chase (19.0 points) and women's sports chase (39.0 points). The Eagles captured the CAC volleyball title and advanced to the championship game in men's soccer and field hockey.

York College of Pennsylvania holds a narrow lead over Salisbury University for third place following the fall season.

York captured its first-ever CAC title in women's cross country and posted a second-place finish in men's cross country to hold a slim lead over the Sea Gulls for third place with 50.5 points. The Spartans are third in the men's standings (17.5 points) and fourth in the women's standings (33.0). 

Salisbury won the field hockey title, placed third in both cross country meets and advanced to the volleyball semifinals, tallying 49.5 points to land just one point back of the Spartans in fourth. The Sea Gulls are third in the women's chase (36.5) and fourth in the men's (13.0). 

St. Mary's College of Maryland, aided by a tie-for-third-place finish in the women's soccer regular season, wrapped up the fall season in fifth place in the all-sports standings with 38.5 points.

The Seahawks are followed in the standings by Frostburg State University (30.5), Marymount University (20.0), Penn State Harrisburg (17.0), Wesley College (16.5), and Southern Virginia University (13.0). 

Frostburg State finished second in women's soccer, Marymount advanced to the volleyball semifinals, and Penn State Harrisburg finished fourth in the men's soccer regular season.


2016-17 CAC All-Sports Award Standings
(through 6 Fall CAC championship sports)

Richard C. Cook All-Sports Award Standings Men's Commissioner's Cup Award (2 sports) Women's Commissioner's Cup Award (4 sports)
1. Christopher Newport - 67.5 1. Christopher Newport - 26.0 1. Christopher Newport - 41.5
2. Mary Washington - 58.0 2. Mary Washington - 19.0 2. Mary Washington - 39.0
3. York - 50.5 3. York - 17.5 3. Salisbury - 36.5
4. Salisbury - 49.5 4. Salisbury - 13.0 4. York - 33.0
5. St. Mary's - 38.5 5. Frostburg State - 12.5 5. St. Mary's - 24.5
6. Frostburg State - 30.5 6. St. Mary's - 12.0 6. Frostburg State - 18.0
7. Marymount - 20.0 7. Penn State Harrisburg - 9.0 7. Marymount - 17.0
8. Penn State Harrisburg - 17.0 8. Southern Virginia - 6.5 8. Wesley - 12.0
9. Wesley - 16.5 9. Wesley - 4.5 9. Penn State Harrisburg - 8.0
10. Southern Virginia - 13.0 10. Marymount - 3.0 10. Southern Virginia - 6.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016-17 CAC All-Sports Award Points
(through 6 Fall CAC championship sports)

MEN CNU FSU UMW MU PSH SMC SAL SVU WC YCP
Cross Country 13.0 6.0 8.0 0.0 2.0 4.0 9.0 5.0 3.0 11.0
Soccer 13.0 6.5 11.0 3.0 7.0 8.0 4.0 1.5 1.5 6.5
Basketball                    
Swimming                    
Indoor Track & Field                    
Baseball                    
Golf                    
Lacrosse                    
Tennis                    
Outdoor Track & Field                     
Men's Total 26.0 12.5 19.0 3.0 9.0 12.0 13.0 6.5 4.5 17.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WOMEN CNU FSU UMW MU PSH SMC SAL SVU WC YCP
Cross Country 11.0  3.0  8.0  6.0  2.0  4.0  9.0  0.0  5.0  13.0
Field Hockey 8.0 1.0 10.0 x x 6.0 13.0 x 5.0 9.0
Soccer  13.0  11.0  8.5  2.5  4.0  8.5  5.0  2.5  1.0  6.0
Volleyball 9.5 3.0 12.5 8.5 2.0 6.0 9.5 4.0 1.0 5.0
Basketball                    
Swimming                    
Indoor Track & Field                    
Lacrosse                    
Softball                    
Tennis                    
Outdoor Track & Field                     
Women's Total 41.5 18.0 39.0 17.0 8.0 24.5 36.5 6.5 12.0 33.0

                   
Combined Total 67.5 30.5 58.0 20.0 17.0 38.5 49.5 13.0 16.5 50.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Capital Athletic Conference All-Sports Award History

Previous CAC All-Sports Award Winners

1991-92 Mary Washington College  1999-00 Salisbury University
1992-93 Mary Washington College 2000-01 Salisbury University
1993-94 Mary Washington College 2001-02 University of Mary Washington
1994-95 Mary Washington College 2002-03 University of Mary Washington
1995-96 Mary Washington College 2003-04 University of Mary Washington
1996-97 Mary Washington College 2004-05 University of Mary Washington
1997-98 Mary Washington College 2005-06 Salisbury University
1998-99 Salisbury University 2006-07 Salisbury University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Richard C. Cook All-Sports Award Men's Commissioner's Award Women's Commissioner's Award
2007-08 Salisbury University Salisbury University Salisbury University
2008-09 Salisbury University Salisbury University Salisbury University
2009-10 Salisbury University York College (Pa.) Salisbury University
2010-11 Salisbury University York College (Pa.) University of Mary Washington & Salisbury University (tie)
2011-12 Salisbury University Salisbury University & York College (Pa.) (tie) Salisbury University
2012-13 University of Mary Washington Salisbury University University of Mary Washington
2013-14 Christopher Newport University Salisbury University Christopher Newport University
2014-15 Salisbury University Salisbury University Salisbury University
2015-16 Christopher Newport University & Salisbury University (tie) Salisbury University Christopher Newport University

Point System (Approved in June 2008)

The Richard C. Cook All-Sports Award and Commissioner's Awards (Men's and Women's) point system implements the regularseason standings and playoff success for each team in the 21 conference championship sports to calculate the all-sports champion.

A "10-point base" is used in each sport that conducts a regular season and a championship tournament. Points are awarded based on the number of teams sponsoring the sport:
10 teams (M&W Soccer, Volleyball, M&W Basketball, Baseball): 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1
9 teams (M&W Lacrosse): 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-1
8 teams (Softball, M&W Tennis): 10-9-8-7-6-5-3-1
7 teams (Field Hockey): 10-9-8-7-6-5-1

Teams gain one additional point for each CAC playoff win for a maximum of 13 points in any sport (except baseball and softball, where final tournament finish determines playoff points awarded). Teams with byes receive a point for the bye only if the team wins its semifinal contest. If a team with a bye loses in the semifinal round, the extra "bye" point is not awarded. In baseball and softball, where teams can play more than 3 games in a double-elimination tournament format, the final three teams in the tournament receive playoff points on a 3 (champion) - 2 (runner-up) - 1 (semifinalist) basis.

In sports determined only by the championship competition, a 12-point system will be used. Points are awarded based on the number of teams sponsoring the sport. Teams start with the "9-point base", similar to sports that conduct a regular season and championship tournament. "Playoff points" are factored in, based on tournament standings, to give similar value potential for sports with regular-season and post-season competitions:
10 teams (M&W Cross Country): 13-11-9-8-6-5-4-3-2-1
7 teams (M&W Indoor Track & Field, M&W Outdoor Track & Field, Golf): 13-11-9-8-6-5-1
6 teams (M&W Swimming): 13-11-9-8-6-1