UMW Leads CAC All-Sports Award Standings Through Fall Sports

YORK, Pa. — Only seven points seperate the top three teams after the fall sports season in the chase for the Capital Athletic Conference’s 2012-13 Richard C. Cook All-Sports Award, but the change at the top shows Mary Washington leading two of the three categories after the completion of the six of 21 championship sports.

        UMW leads the Richard C. Cook All-Sports Award standings with 46.50 points, followed closely by Salisbury (41.00) and York (39.50).  Through the fall season, St. Mary’s (24.50) gained a slim lead over Frostburg State (23.00) for fourth place, followed by Marymount (16.00) and Wesley (11.00).

        Mary Washington won two fall sports championships and advanced to the championship game in two more sports to lead the CAC after the fall season.  The Eagles took top honors in field hockey, advancing all the way to the NCAA Final Four, and women’s cross country while the men’s soccer and men’s cross country teams earned second-place finishes. UMW’s 32.50 points in the women’s sports standings is also the standard-bearer and the Eagles are second in the men’s standings with 14.00 points. 

        Salisbury, the seven-time defending All-Sports Award champion, is second in both the overall and women’s standings (29.00) while ranking third in the men’s standings.  The Sea Gulls captured the regular-season and post-season volleyball championship and advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight.  SU was among the top three in all five other fall sports.

        Two-time defending Men’s Commissioner’s Award winner York captured both men’s fall sports championships - soccer and cross country - to take the early lead in that category.  The Spartans, who also posted a second-place finish in women’s cross country, are third in the overall standings and the women’s standings (19.50).

        St. Mary’s and Frostburg State are battling for fourth and fifth place in all three categories. 

        SMC tied UMW and Marymount for second place in the volleyball regular season standings, helping the Seahawks gain the edge in the overall and women’s standings (18.00).  The Seahawks also posted their highest finish in team history at the men’s cross country championships.

        Frostburg State captured top honors in women’s soccer for the first time since joining the CAC and placed third in men’s soccer to keep pace with SMC.  FSU is fourth in the men’s standings (8.00) and fifth in the overall and women’s standings.

        Marymount emerged from the three-way tie in volleyball to advance to the CAC championship match, earning second place points in the overall and women’s standings.  The Saints are in second place in the overall and men’s standings, and share sixth place in the women’s standings with Wesley (each with 11 points).  The Wolverines were strong again in field hockey, advancing to the CAC Championship game for the third-straight season.

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        2012-13 RICHARD C. COOK ALL-SPORTS AWARD (through 6 fall sports): 1. Mary Washington 46.50; 2. Salisbury 41.00; 3. York 39.50; 4. St. Mary’s 24.50; 5. Frostburg State 23.00; 6. Marymount 16.00; 7. Wesley 13.50

        2012-13 MEN’S COMMISSIONERS AWARD (fthrough 2 fall men’s sports): 1. York 20.00; 2. Mary Washington 14.00; 3. Salisbury 12.00; 4. Frostburg State 8.00; 5. St. Mary’s 6.50; 6. Marymount 5.00; 7. Wesley 2.50

        2012-13 WOMEN’S COMMISSIONERS AWARD (through 4 fall women’s sports): 1. Mary Washington 32.50; 2. Salisbury 29.00; 3. York 19.50; 4. St. Mary’s 18.00; 5. Frostburg State 15.00; 6 (tie) Marymount and Wesley, both 11.00