Dec. 4, 2001
SAN BRUNO, Calif. - With three fall sports championships and two runner-up finishes to its credit this season, Santa Clara University leads the standings in the inaugural WCC Commissioner's Cup, the league office announced today.
The Commissioner's Cup is an all-sports award presented at the end of each academic year to the leagueıs top performing school in conference play. A Men's and Women's All-Sports Award, recognizing athletic achievement within each gender, will also be presented.
The recipient of the Commissioner's Cup is based on a point system reflecting the place finish of each team in conference play. The Men's and Womenıs All-Sports Awards are given to the schools that accumulate the most points within each particular gender. The institution with the highest point total after combining the menıs and womenıs point totals will be honored with the Commissionerıs Cup.
Santa Clara leads the standings after the Fall season, taking home conference championships in men's soccer, women's soccer and women's cross country and finishing second in men's cross country and volleyball. Portland currently holds second place in the overall standings with three second place finishes and a first place result in men's cross country.
As a league, the WCCıs Fall season was highlighted with 10 of the conference's 15 menıs and womenıs soccer teams earning postseason bids, three womenıs volleyball teams advancing to the NCAAıs and Portlandıs menıs cross country team earning its highest ever finish in the NCAA Championships with a 6th place result. Portland and Santa Claraıs womenıs soccer teams are currently headed to the NCAA College Cup, while Pepperdine will play its third round matchup in the NCAA womenıs volleyball tourney this Friday.
Volleyball Pepperdine 8 Santa Clara 7 San Diego 6 LMU 5 Gonzaga 4 USF 3 Saint Mary's 1.5 Portland 1.5
Men's Soccer Santa Clara 8 Portland 6.5 Gonzaga 6.5 San Diego 5 LMU 4 Saint Mary's 3 San Francisco 2
Womenıs Soccer Santa Clara 8 Portland 6.5 Saint Mary's 6.5 San Diego 5 Pepperdine 3.5 LMU 3.5 San Francisco 2 Gonzaga 1
Men's Cross Country Portland 8 Santa Clara 7 San Diego 6 Pepperdine 5 Gonzaga 4 Loyola Marymount 3 San Francisco 2 Saint Mary's 1
Women's Cross Country Santa Clara 8 Portland 7 Pepperdine 6 San Diego 5 Saint Mary's 4 San Francisco 3 Loyola Marymount 2 Gonzaga 1
Men's All-Sports Santa Clara 15 Portland 14.5 San Diego 11 Gonzaga 10.5 LMU 7 Pepperdine 5 Saint Mary's 4 San Francisco 4
Women's All-Sports Santa Clara 23 Pepperdine 17.5 San Diego 16 Portland 15 Saint Maryıs 12 Loyola Marymount 10.5 San Francisco 8 Gonzaga 6
Commissioner's Cup Santa Clara 38 Portland 29.5 San Diego 27 Pepperdine 22.5 Loyola Marymount 17.5 Gonzaga 16.5 Saint Maryıs 16 San Francisco 12