NEW HAVEN, Conn. (December 6, 2017) -- Goldey-Beacom College sits in first place in the 2017-18 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Men's Sportsmanship Award standings following the recently completed fall season. The announcement was made on Wednesday by CACC Commissioner Dan Mara.
Goldey-Beacom was identified as the first-place school in the updated standings by the total number of sportsmanship votes the institution received over the course of the fall season in men's sports, divided by the total number of male sports sponsored. The Lightning posted an average score of 21.50, as two men's sports voted on during the fall included men's cross country and men's soccer. Nyack College, which won last year's men's sportsmanship award, is currently in second place in the standings with an average score of 17.50, while Felician University is in third with a mark of 14.50.
The Lightning men's cross country team claimed the 2017 CACC Sportsmanship Award at the conference's championship event back on Oct. 22 in Newark, Del., while G-B's men's soccer team finished second in the voting for that sport's respective sportsmanship award.
Nyack's second-place effort through the fall was supported by the school's men's soccer team claiming the sportsmanship award in the sport, while men's cross country tied for third in the voting for that sport's honor. Felician men's cross country placed second in the voting for their sportsmanship award, while men's soccer placed fourth in its voting.
Each sport's team sportsmanship award is voted on by the league's head coaches in their respective sport. Head coaches speak with their student-athletes prior to voting to gain feedback on which opposing teams demonstrated outstanding class and character throughout the season.
The complete rankings for the 2017-18 CACC Men's Team Sportsmanship Award are as follows:
1. Goldey-Beacom College (21.50)
2. Nyack College (17.50)
3. Felician University (14.50)
4. Chestnut Hill College (10.50)
5. Dominican College (9.50)
T6. Holy Family University (9.00)
T6. Jefferson (9.00)
8. Concordia College (8.50)
9. University of the Sciences (8.00)
10. Caldwell University (7.00)
11. Wilmington University (6.50)
12. Post University (3.00)
T13. Georgian Court University (0.50)
T13. Bloomfield College (0.50)
ABOUT THE CACC
The Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference is an NCAA Division II Conference composed of 14 institutions in Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. The member institutions are Bloomfield College, Caldwell University, Chestnut Hill College, Concordia (N.Y.) College, Dominican (N.Y.) College, Felician University, Georgian Court University, Goldey-Beacom College, Holy Family University, Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University), Nyack College, Post University of Waterbury, University of the Sciences, and Wilmington University.