Grand Valley State Leads the Division II LSDC Standings; The RMAC has Three Institutions in the Top 10
CLEVELAND (Dec. 11, 2014) – Grand Valley State (MI) leads the first set of the Division II Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings with 373 points. The Lakers captured two titles, women’s cross country and women’s soccer, while also earning points in women’s volleyball and men’s cross country.
LIU Post is in second place with 294 points after a second place finish in women’s field hockey, a 17th place finish in both women’s volleyball and women’s soccer and earning points in women’s cross country.
In third is Colorado School of Mines with 255.50 points. The Orediggers finished in third place in women’s soccer, fourth in men’s cross country, tenth in women’s cross country and earned points for women’s volleyball.
Colorado Mesa is in fourth with 255 points, only half of a point behind third place. They recorded a third place finish in men’s soccer, ninth in women’s volleyball, 18th in men’s cross country and 22nd in women’s cross country.
Rounding out the top five is Saint Leo with 242 points claiming ninth place in both men’s and women’s soccer and earning points in men’s cross country, women’s cross country and women’s volleyball.
The RMAC leads all conferences in the top 10 with three institutions – Colorado School of Mines (3rd), Colorado Mesa (4th) and Adams State (10th).
To date, six fall NCAA championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: women’s cross country – Grand Valley State; men’s cross country – Adams State; field hockey – Millersville (PA); women’s soccer – Grand Valley State; men’s soccer –Lynn; women’s volleyball –Tampa.
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 14 sports — seven women’s and seven men’s.
The final Division II 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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