NORFOLK, VA – The United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) has published the 2017-2018 Directors Cup standings. After the conclusion of the USCAA Golf National Championship and Fall Championship Week featuring; men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country, and volleyball national championships. The USCAA has announced the Fall standings for the 2017-18 Director’s Cup race.
The Cleary University Cougars look to defend last year’s Director’s Cup triumph as they lead the USCAA membership with a total score of 440.5 points. A second place finish in the Golf National Championship started the year for Cleary with 90 points. The Cougars were featured in all but one national championship event during USCAA Fall National Championship Week in Virginia Beach, VA. The women’s cross country team took home their second consecutive national championship for 100 points while the men’s program placed third to earn an additional 85 points.
Sitting in second behind Cleary University is the Florida College Falcons with a point total of 392.5. The Falcons participated in each event during Fall Championship week, the volleyball team started the year with their fourth straight National Championship. Both soccer programs and the women’s cross country team added points for their performances in Virginia Beach.
St. Mary of the Woods College sits just 16.5 points behind the Falcons with a total of 376. St. Mary of the Woods started a men’s golf program and in their first National Championship appearance placed third overall as a team. The Pomeroys volleyball team dropped the Volleyball National Championship game to the Florida College Falcons but earned 90 points for their second-place finish. A third-place finish in the Women’s Cross Country National Championship race and a fourth-place finish in the men’s championship earned a total of 166 points from the two cross country programs.
Just four points behind the Pomeroys is the SUNY ESF Mighty Oaks from Syracuse, NY. The Mighty Oaks have 372 points through the fall championship with two-second place finishes in 2017 USCAA Cross Country National Championships. The men’s and women’s soccer programs made the trip to Virginia Beach for Fall Championship Week with the women’s team earning 79.5 points for their semi-final appearance.
Another SUNY school sits four points behind SUNY ESF is The SUNY Delhi Broncos. Delhi has two national championships to start this year’s director cup race in golf and men’s cross county, each earning 100 points for their institution. The University of Maine Fort Kent Bengals rounds out the top-six in the Directors Cup standings with the women’s soccer program winning with a fifth straight national championship. The men’s soccer and volleyball teams earned bids to Fall Championship Week to add to their total points for Maine Fort Kent.
Director’s Cup points are awarded for the number of sports offerings, attendance at the 2017 USCAA National Convention, and results from USCAA National Championship events. The winter standings will be updated following the 2018 USCAA National Basketball Championships. The top 20 Director’s Cup standings are linked below.