Landmark Announces All-Sport Standings
MADISON, N.J. - Following the completion of its first full season of competition the standings for the Landmark Conference All-Sport Trophy are complete. Juniata College sits atop the standings with an edge over the University of Scranton after six fall sports have completed the 2007 season. Juniata accumulated a score of 7.25 after the 2007 fall season, while Scranton sits with a mark of 6.17 in second position. The Catholic University of America and Moravian College sit in third and fourth place respectively with 5.67 and 5.25 points respectively.
The Landmark All-Sport Trophy is awarded based on a formula that rewards institutions for their finishes in the regular season conference standings as well as results in Landmark postseason competition. The formula also takes into account the number of sports a school sponsors.
Juniata holds the top spot thanks to finishes atop the standings in both volleyball and women's cross country, along with second-place finishes in men's cross country and field hockey. Both the volleyball and field hockey teams also earned wins in the Landmark Postseason to add additional points to their score of 7.25 points.
Scranton finished in the top half of the standings in five of the six sports, including claiming the regular season, and postseason titles in women's soccer to pile up 6.17 points. The Royals really made their mark in the Landmark postseasons as they reached the finals in men's and women's soccer and volleyball.
Catholic finished atop the regular-season standings in field hockey, and claimed second place in volleyball. The Cardinals were also in the top half of the standings in women's soccer, and women's cross country to help them earn their total of 5.67 points.
Moravian rode high finishes in women's soccer and women's cross country to the top half of the All-Sport Trophy rankings with 5.25 points. The Greyhounds were second in both the regular season and postseason tournament in women's soccer and reached the conference postseason in volleyball.
With the fall season now complete, the eight Landmark institutions have already begun competition in the winter season. The teams will compete in men's and women's swimming and diving, men's and women's basketball and men's and women's indoor track and field during the winter months.