TOWSON, Md. – At the end of the fall sports season, Elizabethtown College leads the Landmark Conference in the Presidents’ Trophy standings. The Presidents’ Trophy was created in the inaugural year of the conference to recognize the best overall athletics program.
The Blue Jays ended their fall season with two championship teams and a runner-up finish. E-town earned a total of 27.5 points between the men’s and women’s cross country teams after each raced their way to their third Landmark title. Men’s soccer earned 9.5 points after finishing the regular season in second place in the standings, and earned two bonus points for a runner-up finish in the Landmark tournament. The six fall teams combine to earn 54.5 points, or an average of 9.08 to lead the eight Landmark members.
The University of Scranton won the women’s soccer titles to help the Royals take the number two spot in the standings.The Royals earned an addtional two points for being the runner-up in the volleyball tournament and one point after appearing in the field hockey tournament. Scranton ended the fall season with 52.3 points and an average of 8.72.
Juniata College won two fall championships this season in field hockey and volleyball and earned a second place finish in men's cross country to earn 45.3 points for an average of 7.55. The Eagles sit third in the Presidents' Trophy after the fall season.
Susquehanna University earned two bonus points and eight points after finishing as the runner-up in the women's soccer championships and two additional bonus after appearing in the men's soccer and volleyball championships for an average of 7.22.
About the Landmark Presidents Trophy:
The 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 2015 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 earns is divided by the number of Landmark sports sponsored to determine the average.
Fall Standings: Cross Country | Field Hockey | Men's Soccer | Women's Soccer | Volleyball
|2017-18 Landmark Conference Presidents' Trophy Fall Standings|