ATTLEBORO, Mass. – For the second time in New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) history Regis College swept the Champions Cup Titles. This marks the fifth straight year for the Pride women, while the men earned their second title over the past three years.
The Regis College Women finished a dominant year with titles in tennis, cross country, field hockey, volleyball, basketball, and lacrosse. The Pride also finished in the top four in both of soccer and softball. In addition to the tournament titles, the Pride were the regular season champions in tennis, field hockey, volleyball, basketball and lacrosse.
The Pride’s counterparts on the Men’s side earned titles in lacrosse and tennis while finishing as the runner up in both soccer and cross country. The Pride had strong performances in volleyball and basketball as they earned a place in the NECC playoffs for both sports.
Landing second for the women’s standings was Elms College. The Blazers year was highlighted by capturing the NECC crown in Women’s soccer in the fall. Elms continued their strong play, finishing as the runner up in field hockey, basketball and lacrosse.
Southern Vermont finished second on the men’s side after capturing their third straight NECC title in cross country. The Mountaineers also finished as the runner up in basketball for 2016-2017.
Lesley University finished as the NECC Softball Champions, which helped them secure the third spot in the standings. The Lynx finished NECC play as the runner up in tennis and soccer, while finishing third in the cross country championship. Newbury had a strong year on the women’s side, finishing in fourth place, with the regular season crown for softball. The Nighthawks also advanced to the semifinals of the NECC playoffs for volleyball.
There was a tight race on the men’s side as just .013 separated the third through sixth place teams in the standings. Becker College finished third after capturing the NECC Basketball title. The Hawks also finished as the runner up for tennis. Fourth place went to Daniel Webster College who was the 2016 NECC Men’s Soccer Champions and finished second in both the regular season and post season for lacrosse. Lesley University and Mitchell College finished tied for fifth place in the NECC Champions Cup Standings.
Elms College women’s program had the largest jump in the standings, moving from sixth last season to the runner up spot for the 2016-2017 standings. On the men’s side, Lesley University made the most progress moving to fifth compared to eight a season ago.
See below for full results.
2016-2017 Men’s Champions Cup Standing1. Regis - .754 2. Southern Vermont - .578 3. Becker - .569 4. Daniel Webster - .565 T5. Lesley - .556 T5. Mitchell - .556 6. Elms - .525 7. Wheelock - .421 8. Newbury .392
2016-2017 Women’s Champions Cup Standings
- Regis - .905
- Elms - .724
- Lesley - .682
- Newbury - .529
- Becker - .500
- Wheelock - .479
- Bay Path - .454
- Southern Vermont - .449
- Daniel Webster - .382
- Mitchell - .363