CORTLAND, N.Y. – After the completion of the 2017 SUNYAC fall championships, Geneseo sits atop the standings with an average of 8.75 points for the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Dr. Patrick R. Damore Commissioner's Cup.
The cup was named for Dr. Patrick R. Damore in 2012 when he retired as the SUNYAC Commissioner after serving in the position for 33 years.
The Knights brought home SUNYAC titles in women's tennis, men's and women's cross country, and women's soccer. Geneseo brought home the Dr. Patrick R. Damore Commissioner's Cup the last three years, which belonged to Cortland 17 out of the 18 years prior. Oneonta and Cortland round out the top three in the standings with an average of 7.46 and 7.11 points, respectively.
Oneonta gained their points by winning the 2017 SUNYAC men's soccer championship as well as being a runner up in men's cross country. They finished second in the conference in field hockey and men's soccer and the women's tennis team finished the regular-season second in the west division.
Cortland won the 2017 SUNYAC field hockey championship and also compiled points by finishing first in the conference during the regular season in men's soccer as well as field hockey.
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.
View the complete Dr. Patrick R. Damore Commissioner's Cup list here
The next standings will be released after the winter championships and the final standings after the spring championships.