Three Fall Championships Give Daemen College USCAA Director's Cup Lead

Three Fall Championships Give Daemen College USCAA Director’s Cup Lead

 

November 19, 2012

 

Contact: Mike Miranto

                Athletics Communications Director

                Associate Head Coach-Men’s Basketball

                (716) 839-8385

                mmiranto@daemen.edu

 

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – A dominant fall campaign has given United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) newcomer Daemen College a significant lead in the 2012-13 USCAA Director’s Cup standings. The Wildcats captured three fall championships, including men’s golf, women’s soccer and women’s volleyball, to finish the fall season with 468 points, nearly 130 more points than their closest competitor, SUNY ESF.

 

Daemen kicked off the fall championship season with a win at the 2012 USCAA Golf National Championships at the Penn State Golf Courses, winning the team title by 15 strokes. The Wildcats’ Kyle Kapturowski also took home the individual medalist honors at the championship.

 

Then, in the matter of two days in early November, Daemen captured the women’s soccer and women’s volleyball championships. After climbing the final coaches’ poll ranking with a three-game winning streak, the Wildcats continued their winning ways with a win over defending women’s soccer champion, Maine-Fort Kent, in the championship. Daemen’s women’s volleyball team would then go on to defeat defending champion Florida College the next day.

 

Daemen’s nearest challenger is SUNY ESF, who finishes the fall season with 338.5 points. SUNY ESF’s men’s soccer team picked up a first round win in the soccer championship before falling to WVU Tech in the semifinals. But the Mighty Oaks garnered their most points on the final weekend of the fall championships, finishing third at the USCAA Women’s Cross Country Championship and repeating as the Men’s Cross Country National Champions.

 

SUNY Canton, who finished fourth at the Women’s Volleyball National Championship and eighth at golf, currently stands in third place in the initial Director’s Cup standings with 315.5 points. NHTI, whose participation in five of the six fall championships boosted their points total to 309, sits in fourth place, and defending Director’s Cup champion Lindenwood University-Belleville rounds out the top five with 277 points.

 

The 2012-13 USCAA Fall Championship winners are: Men’s Golf—Daemen College; Women’s Soccer—Daemen College; Men’s Soccer—Briarcliffe College; Women’s Volleyball—Daemen College; Women’s Cross Country—Southern Virginia University; Men’s Cross Country—SUNY ESF.

 

Director’s Cup points are awarded for number of sport offerings and are also based on results from USCAA National Championship events. The winter standings will be released in March after the 2013 USCAA National Basketball Championships.

 

USCAA Fall Director’s Cup Standings – TOP 20

 

1

Daemen College

468

2

SUNY ESF

338.5

3

SUNY Canton

315.5

4

NHTI

309

5

Lindenwood Belleville

277

6

Penn College

235

7

University of Maine Presque Isle

232

8

West Virginia University Tech

224

9

Warren Wilson College

219

10

Rochester College

203

11

Southern Virginia University

197

12

University of Dallas

193

13

Florida College

187

14

University of Maine Fort Kent

181.5

15

Dine College

181

16

Albany College of Pharmacy

169.5

17

Paul Smith's College

167.5

18

Carlow University

151.5

19

Briarcliffe College

120

20

Penn State Mont Alto

116

 

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