ALBANY, N.Y. – Through the fall season, the University at Albany has the lead in the 2016-17 Stuart P. Haskell Jr. Commissioner’s Cup Standings with a pair of conference tournament and regular season titles.
The Stuart P. Haskell Jr. Commissioner’s Cup annually recognizes the strongest athletic program in the America East, including all 17 sports in the league. The cup awards success for all sports during the regular season and tournament play.
UAlbany has earned the last four Commissioner’s Cups and has five in its history, winning its first in the 2004-05 academic year. Last year, UAlbany earned 443 points, matching the league record for points in a single year for the cup.
Through the fall season, UAlbany stands with 167 points, including a pair of regular season and tournament titles. The Great Danes are 32 points ahead of second-place New Hampshire and have 57 points more than third-place Stony Brook.
2016 UAlbany Fall Sport Highlights (America East):
· Women’s soccer won its first-ever regular season title and its second consecutive America East Tournament title with a 2-1 win over Hartford in the championship. The team contributed 46 points in the standings, the most of any America East program in the fall.
· Men’s soccer earned its first-ever America East Tournament title, defeating Hartford 1-0 in the championship game, after tying for second in the regular season.
· Field hockey earned its third straight regular season title, going 7-1 in the East Division. The team defeated UC Davis before falling to Pacific in the tournament semifinals.
· Volleyball finished in second place in the America East and defeated UMBC to advance to the conference title match for the third consecutive year, falling to host New Hampshire.
· Men’s cross country earned a third-place finish in the America East Championship, with Ryan Udvadia and Kyle Gronostaj each earning top-five finishes and All-Conference First Team nods.
· Women’s cross country finished in sixth place in the America East Championship with the team’s top finisher Johanna Smith.