Cleveland - Nine of the East Coast Conference's 10 member institutions of the East Coast Conference were listed in the final NCAA Division II Learfield Directors' Cup standings released earlier this week.
LIU Post led the way for the ECC and the East Region with 458.5 points for a 24th place finish. The Pioneers, who also won the ECC Commissioner's Cup for the sixth straight year, earned points with NCAA Championship appearances from their field hockey, men's soccer, women's soccer, women's volleyball, women's swimming, women's basketball, men's track & field, softball, and women's lacrosse teams.
Roberts Wesleyan also earned a Top-100 finish, coming in at No. 89 with 228 points, while St. Thomas Aquinas finished just outside the Top-100 finishing with 212 points to come in at No. 102.
The remaining order of finish among ECC schools was Queens (151), NYIT (153), Bridgeport (168), Mercy (198), Dist. Columbia (226), and Molloy (226).
The Learfield Directors' Cup is a program that honors institutions maintaining a broad-based program, achieving success in many sports, both men's and women's. Began in 1993-94 for Division I by NACDA and USA Today, it was expanded in 1995-96 to include Division II, III and the NAIA and, in 2011-12, expanded to the Junior/Community Colleges. Each institution is awarded points in a pre-determined number of sports for men and women. Points are given to those institutions advancing to either the NCAA, NAIA or two-year college/university championships.
To view the full Learfield Directors' Cup standings, click here.