Scranton Sits Third in Landmark Presidents’ Trophy Standings

Scranton Sits Third in Landmark Presidents’ Trophy Standings

TOWSON, Md. – Following the completion of the fall sports season, The University of Scranton sits in third place in the Landmark Presidents' Trophy standings. 

The Royals posted a top-five finish in all six fall sports highlighted by runner-up finishes by field hockey and women's soccer. Scranton had three teams qualify for Landmark Conference postseason competition this fall. 

The Royals' volleyball finished fourth in the regular season standings and advanced to the Landmark Conference semifinals while the men's cross country team placed fourth at the conference championship meet in October.

Scranton's men's soccer team narrowly missed out on a postseason berth by finishing fifth in the conference table while the women's cross country squad placed fifth at the Landmark Conference Championships.

Elizabethtown leads the Landmark Presidents' Cup standings after winning three league titles and posting an additional top-five finish during the fall season.

Elizabethtown's three Landmark titles came in men's and women's cross country, and men's soccer.

The Blue Jays finished second in the team standings in field hockey, and was awarded an additional bonus point for making it to the Landmark postseason.

Catholic finished second in the standings after the completion of the fall season. The Cardinals earned top-five finishes in five of the six sponsored fall sports, which included a runner-up finish in men's soccer. Catholic also made an appearance in every fall championship.

Trailing Scranton is Susquehanna in fourth place. The River Hawks picked up two league titles in field hockey and women's soccer, and was the runner-up in volleyball.

Juniata, which won its league-leading 12th volleyball championship, finished fifth overall, while Moravian finished sixth. Drew finished in seventh and Goucher rounded out the fall trophy standings in eighth.

The Landmark Presidents' Trophy is awarded based on a formula that rewards institutions for regular season conference standings as well as results in Landmark postseason competition. The point structure was revised in the summer of 2016 with different point hierarchies for team and individual sports, but the maximum number of points any team can earn is 15. The total number of points each institution earn is divided by the number of Landmark sports sponsored to determine the average. 

2018 Fall Standings - Average Points
1. Elizabethtown College - 10.17
2. Catholic University - 8.08
3. University of Scranton - 7.10
4. Susquehanna University - 7.02
5. Juniata College - 6.93
6. Moravian College - 5.83
7. Drew University - 2.90
8. Goucher College - 1.58