Athletics: High Marks Again As Eagles Program Takes 2nd In NECC Champions Cup
Nashua - The Daniel Webster College athletics program continues to provide high marks among its conference members as the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) recently announced that the Eagles athletics program placed second overall among both men’s and women’s athletics programs as part of the annual NECC "Champions Cup."
The Champions Cup honors programs for their top performances in conference regular-season, tournament play and among team sportsmanship awards.
While Lesley University placed first in the women’s standings and Elms College placed first among all men’s programs, Daniel Webster’s combined aggregate was higher than both the respective winners. Lesley placed sixth among men’s programs while Elms' women's programs tied for third.
The Eagles men's programs, with 32 points, were just barely edged out by Elms, which finished with 33. This past season the DWC men’s soccer team won the NECC tournament title, men’s golf placed fifth at the NECC championship, men’s cross country was seventh at the NECC Championship, men’s basketball reached the quarterfinals of the NECC tournament, men’s volleyball advanced to the semifinals of the NECC tournament, and baseball reached the semifinals of the NECC tourney.
The Eagles women's programs finished in second place with 51.5 points. The Eagles won the field hockey NECC regular season and tournament crown, the women’s basketball team also took the NECC tourney title, women’s soccer reached the semifinals of the NECC tournament, women’s volleyball won the NECC regular season title and finished as tournament runner up, women’s cross country placed sixth at the NECC championship, and softball reached the quarterfinals of the NECC tourney.
Individually, Eagles athletics saw one NECC “Coach of the Year” award (women’s volleyball), one NECC “Rookie of the Year” awards (field hockey), and one NECC “Player of the Year” (women’s basketball).
Moreover, 31 student-athletes earned NECC all conference honors including a record 14 first teamers, along with 11 second team, and six honorable mention selections.
2010-2011 NECC CHAMPIONS CUP FINAL STANDINGS
Elms / Newbury