Williams Leads the Division III LSDC Standings; NESCAC has Four Institutions in the Top 10
CLEVELAND (Dec. 11, 2014) – Williams takes over the lead for the fall Division III Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings with 307 total points. In the most recent championships, the Ephs finished second in women’s soccer.
MIT and Tufts are tied for second with 260.50 points. The Engineers recorded a 17th place finish in men’s soccer, while the Jumbos captured the men’s soccer title.
Calvin (MI) moves up one spot to fourth with 255 points, finishing 17th overall in men’s soccer.
Tied for fifth are Amherst and Washington (MO) with 249 points. Amherst tallied a ninth place finish in men’s soccer and 17th place finish in women’s soccer. Washington placed 33rd in women’s soccer.
The NESCAC leads all conferences in the top 10 with four institutions – Williams (1st), Tufts (2nd), Amherst (5th) and Bowdoin (10th).
To date, six fall NCAA championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: women’s cross country – Johns Hopkins (Md.); men’s cross country – North Central (Ill.); field hockey – The College of New Jersey; volleyball – Hope; men’s soccer – Tufts; women’s soccer – Lynchburg.
The Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today. Points are awarded based on each institution’s finish in up to 18 sports — nine women’s and nine men’s.
The final Division III fall standings will be released Wednesday, December 24.
Please note, standings published midseason are unofficial. Official standings will be published upon the completion of the fall season. Complete standings and the scoring structure can be found on NACDA’s website at www.directorscup.org. In addition, please visit www.thedirectorscup.com, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/lsdirectorscup or follow us on Twitter @lsdirectorscup.
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