Leopards Fare Well in CCC All-Sport Trophy Standings

Leopards Fare Well in CCC All-Sport Trophy Standings

CCC All-Sports Trophy Release

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – After one of the most successful fall campaigns in school history, Wentworth Institute of Technology finds itself sitting atop the 2016-17 Commonwealth Coast Conference All-Sports Trophy race. The Leopards averaged 9.50 points per sport to lead – for the second year in a row – on the men's side and averaged 7.00 points per sport to stand in fourth place on the women's side.

Wentworth's points in men's sports came from the Leopard cross country team capturing its second straight CCC title (10 points) and the men's soccer team, which finished second in the regular season, advancing to the conference championship game (nine points).

On the women's side, the Leopards were carried by the women's soccer team's first-ever CCC Championship (10 points) while women's volleyball's fourth place, regular-season finish and appearance in the quarterfinals (six points) and women's tennis' sixth-place finish and appearance in the first round of the CCC Tournament (five points).

The CCC All-Sports Trophies have been awarded annually since 2013-14 to the schools that perform the best across the board in league competition.

In each sport, points are awarded based on CCC championship and CCC runner-up finishes in the conference tournament followed by the regular season finish of the remaining teams. The CCC champion receives 10 points and the CCC runner-up receives nine points.

The regular season finish of the remaining teams is used to determine the number of points for those programs. The team with the highest regular season finish, excluding the tournament champion and runner-up, receives eight points with the next team down receiving seven points. The process continues until all teams have been awarded points. In the event of a tie, each tied team receives the average of the sum of the spots for which they are competing.

After the total points are calculated, points are then divided by the number of CCC sports that each school sponsors to arrive at an average score.

The All-Sports Trophy standings will be updated again in March following the conclusion of the CCC winter season.