Susquehanna Sports in Running for Landmark All-Sports Cup

Paul Thistle '10

For the second straight year, Susquehanna University stood in first place out of eight institutions in the Landmark Conference President’s All-Sports Cup standings following the conclusion of the Landmark’s fall season.

Susquehanna earned 7.33 points after the 2009–10 academic year’s fall semester. The university took conference postseason championships in men’s cross country and finished as the postseason runner-up in women’s cross country, field hockey, women’s soccer and women’s volleyball. SU men’s soccer finished the regular season just one spot shy of the postseason.

The Landmark All-Sports Cup is awarded based on a formula that rewards institutions for their finishes in regular-season conference standings, as well as results in Landmark postseason play. The formula also takes into account the number of sports that a school sponsors.

The Landmark does not release the full standings, but Juniata College (6.67 points), The Catholic University of America (6.50) and The University of Scranton (5.50) ranked second, third and fourth, respectively, after the fall season. The other Landmark schools are Drew University, Goucher College, Moravian College and the United States Merchant Marine Academy.

Susquehanna, which sponsors all 20 Landmark sports, finished in third place in the conference for the 2008–09 school year.

Conference standings for the 2010 winter sports should be released this month. Spring champions, yet to be determined this school year, include baseball, men’s and women’s lacrosse, softball, men’s and women’s tennis, and men’s and women’s outdoor track & field.

SU’s 2009 Liberty League football championship does not count toward the Landmark President’s All-Sports Cup standings. Golf results do not count either, as the men’s team competes in the Empire 8 Athletic Conference and the women’s team competes in the Centennial Conference.

 

Contributing writers to the Scoreboard section are Robert E. Healy III, director of athletics communications, and Kelly Stemcosky ‘11, a communications major from Wellsboro, Pa.



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