TOWSON, Md. - After the conclusion of the fall sports season, Catholic University finds itself in second place in the Landmark Conference President's Trophy standings.
The Presidents' Trophy recognizes the conference's best overall athletics program. The Trophy is awarded based on a formula that rewards institutions for regular season conference standings as well as results in Landmark postseason competition. Points are assigned based on the regular-season standings and the number of teams competing in each sport. Bonus points are awarded based on competition in the Landmark playoffs.
The Cardinals averaged 8.08 points, two behind Elizabethtown who totaled 10.17 after winning conference titles in men's soccer, men's cross country and women's cross country.
Just 2.25 points separate second place through sixth place. Scranton is third at 7.10, Susquehanna is fourth at 7.02 and Juniata is fifth at 6.93. Moravian is in sixth place with 5.83 points.
Field hockey, who finished unbeaten in league play for the second-straight season, led the way this fall, earning 11 points. Men's soccer, who earned the second-seed in the conference tournament and advanced to the championship game, totaled 10 points.
Women's soccer finished in a tie for second in the regular-season standings and earned 8.5 points while volleyball, who was picked to finish sixth in the preseason, finished third and earned eight points. Women's cross country also earned eight points after finishing third at the Landmark Conference championships, its highest finish since 2012.
Since its inception in 2007-08, Catholic has been awarded the Landmark Conference President's Trophy twice in 2012-13 and 2014-15.
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2018-19 President's Trophy Standings
1. Elizabethtown - 10.17
2. CATHOLIC - 8.08
3. Scranton - 7.10
4. Susquehanna - 7.02
5. Juniata - 6.93
6. Moravian - 5.83
7. Drew - 2.90
8. Goucher - 1.58