MANCHESTER, N.H. – For the second straight year, Southern New Hampshire University is leading the Northeast-10 Presidents' Cup standings through the fall season, with the league office releasing the rankings Tuesday afternoon.
SNHU, which had its highest finish ever when it placed fourth in the NE10 Presidents' Cup standings last season, is currently in first with 86.0 points, which is three-and-a-half points ahead of runner-up Stonehill College. The Penmen collected the highest number of points in field hockey (13.5), as it tied for second in the standings, with women's cross country (13.0) just behind for its second-place showing at the NE10 Championship. Men's soccer (11.0), women's soccer (10.5), men's cross country (10.0) and women's tennis (10.0) – the lone NE10 Regular-Season Champion in the fall for SNHU – all contributed double-digit points.
Southern New Hampshire, which fields nine of the 10 fall sports administered by the NE10, also finished first in percentage of possible points, as it collected 77 percent of a possible 112 points, slotting in ahead of Stonehill's 74 percent (82.5 of 111). The Penmen had eight of their nine programs finish fourth or higher in their respective league standings.
The NE10 Presidents' Cup is presented annually at the conclusion of the academic year, signifying overall athletic excellence in the league. 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.
2019-20 NE10 Presidents' Cup Standings (Through Fall)
1. Southern New Hampshire - 86.0
2. Stonehill - 82.5
3. Adelphi - 75.0
T4. Franklin Pierce - 73.5
T4. Assumption - 73.5
6. Bentley - 68.0
7. Saint Anselm - 62.0
8. American Int'l - 57.0
9. Le Moyne - 51.5
10. New Haven - 49.0
11. Southern Connecticut - 43.5
12. Saint Rose - 42.0
T13. Saint Michael's – 24.0
T13. Pace - 24.0
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