Adelphi University Wins 2013 Northeast-10 Conference Presidents’ Cup


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June 3, 2013

Adelphi posts top point total from
spring season to clinch prestigious award

FALMOUTH, Mass. – Adelphi University registered 177 total points to win the 2012-13 Northeast-10 Conference Presidents’ Cup, it was announced Monday night at the conference’s yearend banquet on Cape Cod.

It marks the first-ever Northeast-10 Presidents’ Cup for Adelphi, which joined the Northeast-10 in 2009-10.

”This is a distinct honor and has been a goal of ours each and every year since joining the Northeast-10,” said Robert Hartwell, Adelphi Director of Athletics and Assistant Vice President.

To see the complete order of finish for the 2012-13 standings, please see below.

The Presidents' Cup is presented annually to signify overall athletic excellence in the Northeast-10 Conference. The honor is awarded to the institution that compiles the most cumulative points, based on finishes in the regular-season standings, from all of its programs competing in league championships.

Points for men's and women's cross country, men's and women's swimming & diving, men's and women's indoor and outdoor track & field, and men's golf are awarded based on placement in those sports’ respective conference championships.

Adelphi, which participates in 20 of the 23 sports sponsored by the Northeast-10, totaled 177 points for the academic year, including a conference-best 74.5 points during the spring season. 

“Our student-athletes had a very successful year and we are always impressed with the high level of competition within the conference year in and year out,” added Hartwell. “The University, from the President on down, is extremely proud of this accomplishment.”

The Panthers won the 2012 Northeast-10 Golf Championship, finished first in the regular-season standings in softball, and tied for first in both men’s and women’s lacrosse. They also posted second-place finishes in women’s cross country and volleyball back in the fall.

Adelphi sat in second place in the standings at the conclusion of the fall season before falling to sixth at the end of the winter.

Bentley University finished second with 171.5 points, while Stonehill College finished third with 167 points. Stonehill had won each of the last three Presidents’ Cup awards dating back to the 2009-10 academic year.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell, which now departs for the America East Conference, finished fourth (154.5 points), while the University of New Haven placed fifth (150.5).

Southern Connecticut State University (146), American International College (143), Merrimack College (141), Franklin Pierce University (130) and Southern New Hampshire University (124) rounded out the top-10 in the annual Presidents’ Cup standings. 

The Northeast-10 is an association of 16 NCAA Division II colleges and universities located in New England and New York that are committed to supporting balanced academic and athletic opportunities for more than 6,000 student-athletes. Each year, 4,000 of those student-athletes compete in Conference championships in 23 sports, making the NE-10 the largest DII conference in the country. Leading the way in the classroom, on the field and within the community, the Northeast-10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes.

2012-13 Presidents’ Cup Standings
1. Adelphi – 177
2. Bentley – 171.5
3. Stonehill – 167
4. UMass Lowell – 154.5
5. New Haven – 150.5
6. So. Connecticut - 146
7. American Int’l – 143
8. Merrimack - 141
9. Franklin Pierce - 130
10. So. New Hampshire – 124
11. Le Moyne – 108.5
12. Saint Rose – 106.5
13. Assumption - 106
14. Saint Anselm – 96
15. Saint Michael’s – 68.5
16. Pace – 60 

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