UMW Climbs to Second Place in CAC Commisioner's Cup Standings After Successful Winter

YORK, Pa. — First-year CAC member Christopher Newport still leads the pack in the chase for the 2013-14 Richard C. Cook All-Sports Award, but there are three other teams within 10.5 points of the Captains heading into the spring season, which includes nine of the conference’s 21 championship sports.
 
Four teams have won multiple championships so far this year, creating the tightest race in conference history.
 
The highlight of the winter season was Mary Washington, winning three of six championships, to move into second place in the overall Richard C. Cook All-Sports standings (96.5 pts.), as well as second place in both the men’s and women’s Commissioners Cup standings. The Eagles captured top honors in men’s basketball, men’s swimming and women’s swimming while adding a second-place finish in women’s indoor track & field.
 
UMW trails CNU (103.5 pts.) in the overall standings by just seven points heading into the spring season. Right behind the Eagles are Salisbury (95.0 pts.) and York (93.0 pts.), creating a crowd at the top of the standings.
 
CNU maintained its overall lead, and leads the Women’s Commissioners Cup chase (68 pts.) with a championship performance in women’s indoor track & field and a second-place finish in the women’s basketball. The Captains also saw the men’s basketball team advance to the conference championship game. CNU boasts three championships in its initial CAC campaign.
 
Salisbury added a men’s indoor track & field title to its fall championship field hockey title to remain a challenger in the overall race and gain the lead in the Men’s Commissioners Cup standings (43.0 pts.).
 
York, which is fourth in the overall all-sports chase and third in both the men’s and women’s Commissioners Cup standings, picked up its conference-best fourth championship trophy in 2013-14 when the women’s basketball team claimed the title. YCP captured top honors in men’s cross country, men’s soccer and women’s soccer during the fall.
 
St. Mary’s, which posted second-place finishes in both men’s and women’s swimming, is solidly in fifth place in all three categories, while long-time rival Marymount moved into second place in the all-sports chase and the Women’s Commissioners Cup thanks to strong performances in women’s basketball and women’s swimming. Wesley (42.0 pts.) and Frostburg State (33.0) will challenge the Saints for the sixth position in the spring season.