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December 4, 2003

Santa Clara Leads WCC All-Sports Competition

Dec. 4, 2003

  • Santa Clara's Fall Finishes

    SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- With the Fall sports regular season coming to a close last weekend, the West Coast Conference announces the first official update of the WCC Commissioner's Cup.

    Santa Clara University leads the standings after the five fall sports championships during the Fall season, taking home the men's and women's soccer titles and posting second place finishes in volleyball and women's cross country. The Broncos also registered a third place finish in men's cross country. Portland currently stands in second place in the overall standings with first place finishes in men's and women's cross country and a second place finish in women's soccer.

    The Commissioner's Cup is an all-sports award presented at the end of each academic year to the league's 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 Women's 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 men's and women's point totals will be honored with the Commissioner's Cup. Pepperdine was the recipient of the Commissioner's Cup trophy in both 2001-02 and 2002-03.

    As a league, the WCC's Fall season was highlighted with eight of the conference's 15 men's and women's soccer teams earning postseason bids and a best-ever six women's volleyball teams advancing to the NCAA's. Santa Clara's men's soccer team has advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament and will host Michigan on Saturday, December 6 for the right to advance to the College Cup.

    The volleyball postseason gets underway Thursday, December 4 with San Francisco making its first-ever postseason appearance in the Stanford regional. Saint Mary's will make its postseason debut on Friday, December 5 against California. Pepperdine received a #4 seed in the Tournament and will host Manhattan on December 4. San Diego will face UCLA, LMU will meet Cal State Northridge, and Santa Clara will take on Utah in first round action, all on December 5.

    Commissioner's Cup
    Santa Clara - 36
    Portland - 30
    Pepperdine - 23
    Loyola Marymount - 21
    Gonzaga - 19.5
    San Diego - 18.5
    San Francisco - 16.5
    Saint Mary's - 14.5

    Men's All-Sports
    Santa Clara - 14
    Portland - 13.5
    Gonzaga - 9
    LMU - 9
    San Diego - 9
    San Francisco - 8.5
    Pepperdine - 4
    Saint Mary's - 4

    Women's All-Sports
    Santa Clara - 22
    Pepperdine - 19
    Portland - 16.5
    Loyola Marymount - 12
    Gonzaga - 10.5
    Saint Mary's - 10.5
    San Diego - 9.5
    San Francisco - 8