CORTLAND, N.Y. - After the completion of the 2019 State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) winter championships, Geneseo holds the lead in the Dr. Patrick R. Damore Commissioner's Cup standings with an average of 8.48 points.
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.
Geneseo took home five of the seven winter championships this year winning men's ice hockey, men's and women's swimming and diving, and men's and women's indoor track and field. Geneseo has brought home the Dr. Patrick R. Damore Commissioner's Cup the past four years, which previously belonged to Cortland 17 out of the 18 years prior. New Paltz and Cortland follow behind Geneseo an average of 7.45 and 6.84 points respectively.
New Paltz gained significant points from winning the 2019 SUNYAC women's basketball championship while also placing fourth in both men's and women's swimming and diving.
Cortland gathered key points over the winter season to hold the third spot in the standings. The Red Dragons placed second in the women's swimming and diving championship and third in both men's indoor track and field and men's swimming and diving. Cortland capped off its winter season with both men's and women's basketball finishing the regular-season in fourth 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.
View the complete Dr. Patrick R. Damore Commissioner's Cup list here
|After Winter||Avg Pts|
|2. New Paltz||7.45|
|9. Buffalo State||3.60|
The final SUNYAC Patrick R. Damore Commissioner's Cup standings will be released in May after the spring championships.