Women Finish Second in NEWMAC Presidents Cup Competition

Women Finish Second in NEWMAC Presidents Cup Competition

WESTWOOD, Mass.—Coming off a year that included three regular season titles and one conference tournament championship, Babson College came in second when the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) released the Presidents Cup women's standings on Wednesday afternoon.

The Presidents Cup is an all-sports award presented to the top overall men's and women's programs in the conference and is determined using a weighted points system based on the order of finish during both the regular season and championship play.

The Beavers averaged 7.77 points across 10 sports to produce the department's best finish in the competition, which dates back to 2013. MIT captured its third consecutive Presidents Cup, while WPI, Springfield College and the Coast Guard Academy rounded out the top five.

The lacrosse program captured a share of the league's regular season title and won its second consecutive NEWMAC Tournament championship earlier in May. Field hockey and basketball both earned their third consecutive regular season league crowns, while softball and tennis advanced to their respective tournament finals.

Volleyball and soccer came in second and third in the regular season standings, respectively, and the track & field program produced its fourth NEWMAC champion in program history.

NEWMAC 2017-18 Women's Presidents Cup Standings

Place School Points
1. MIT 10.51
2. Babson 7.77
3. WPI 7.62
4. Springfield 7.41
5. Coast Guard 6.63
6. Wellesley 6.55
7. Wheaton 6.42
8. Smith 5.08
9. Clark 3.68
10. Mount Holyoke 3.61
11. Emerson 3.36