Scranton In Second Place In Fall Presidents' Cup Standings

The University of Scranton is in second place in the Landmark Conference Presidents’ Cup standings following the completion of the fall sports season, according to a release by assistant commissioner Kirbie Britt on Tuesday morning.

The Royals earned three top-three finishes during the fall season, including a Landmark Conference championship for the women’s soccer team, the program’s third straight title. Men’s soccer lost in the championship match while field hockey finished third in the regular season.

Scranton trails only Catholic, which captured titles in field hockey and women’s cross country, by one point. Moravian is in third place, less than two-tenths of a point behind Scranton, after men’s cross country won its second straight title and women’s cross country and women’s soccer had runner-up finishes.

The Presidents’ Cup recognizes the top overall athletics program in the Landmark Conference. A formula that rewards institutions for regular season conference standings as well as results in Landmark postseason competition is used to determine the standings. Individual sports use the championship team standings to award points and then add points for individual finishes.

The University of Scranton finished fourth in the final 2011-12 Presidents’ Cup standings, less than six-tenths of a point out of first place.