Providence College Ranks 10th In The Final Fall Division I Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings
Dec. 19, 2013
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Providence College ranks 10th in the Final Fall Division I Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings. The Friars earned 208.5 points with a National Championship in women's cross country combined with a 16th place finish by the men's cross country team and an NCAA Tournament run by the men's soccer team.
The Learfield Sports Directors' Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today. Points are awarded to collegiate institutions based on its performance in up to 20 sports. An institution can earn points in up to 10 men's sports and 10 women's sports.
The women's cross country team claimed Providence's second NCAA team title on Saturday, Nov. 23 with 141 points at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course at the Wabash Valley Family Sports Center (6k) located in Terre Haute, Ind. Senior Emily Sisson (Chesterfield, Mo.) was the Friars' top finisher with a seventh place finish with a time of 20:17.5.Senior Laura Nagel (Napier, New Zealand) was the second Friar to cross the line (20:38.8), finishing 27th overall. Sophomore Sarah Mary Collins finished in 39th with a time of 20:44.9. By virtue of their top-40 finishes, Sission, Nagel and Collins earned All-America honors.
On the men's side, junior Shane Quinn (Waterford, Ireland) was the Friars' top finisher with a 42nd-place finish, out of 254 competitors, posting a time of 30:47.8. Junior Benjamin Connor (Derby England) closely trailed, finishing 44th in a time of 30:51.4.
The team's 16th-place finish (396 points) was their best finish since 2006 when the team finished ninth.
The men's soccer program earned an at large bid to the NCAA Tournament after posting a regular season record of 11-4-2 and defeated Penn on the road in penalty kicks (3-1) to advance to the second round. The Friars traveled to College Park, Md. to face then fifth-ranked Maryland who topped the Friars, 3-1. The Terps went on to finish as the national runner-up.
The next set of Division I fall standings will be released on Tuesday, Dec. 24.
2013-14 Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Division I Fall Standings (As of December, 19 2013)
1. Virginia 323 Points
2. Stanford 321.5 Points
3. North Carolina 263 Points
4. Notre Dame 260 Points
5. Colorado 236 Points
6. Michigan State 233 Points
7. New Mexico 216.5 Points
8. Georgetown 216 Points
9. Penn State 215 Points
10. Providence 208.5 Points
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