GENESEO, N.Y. - SUNY Geneseo won its second-consecutive State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Dr. Patrick R. Damore Commissioner's Cup, announced Monday at the conference's annual awards banquet.
The Knights finished with an average of 7.91 points to add its third cup championship in the 20-year history of the award after also winning the title following the 2002-03 campaign. Cortland, a 17-time winner and the only other recipient of the cup, came in second with an average of 7.50 points followed by Oneonta in third with 7.32 points.
Geneseo captured three SUNYAC titles in the fall, bringing home their ninth women's tennis crown, before the women's and men's cross country teams each captured their 14th and 13th titles, respectively.
The Knights earned three titles during the winter as well, clinching their 24th overall SUNYAC women's swimming & diving crown and 23rd championship in men's swimming & diving. The men's ice hockey squad took home its fourth title in program history before making its run to the national semifinals for the second time in three years.
Geneseo wrapped up the cup in the spring as softball finished second, women's lacrosse tied for third and both the men's and women's track and field programs captured third place.
The Commissioner's Cup point system is determined by the 20 different conference sports in the fall, winter and spring. A 10-point system is used in each sport. The first-place team gets 10 points, the second-place team gets 9 points and so on. A team's regular-season finish will be added to their post-season finish and divided by two for their final total for that sport. The total number of points that a school accumulates is divided by the number of conference sports it has. This school total determines the overall winner at the end of the school year.
2015-16 Dr. Patrick R. Damore Commissioner's Cup Standings
Full Scoring Breakdown
|5. New Paltz||6.30|
|T7. Buffalo St.||5.25|