MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The final standings for the Learfield College Directors' Cup, presented by IMG, recently released the Division III institutional rankings, with Morrisville State making their eighth straight appearance.
Morrisville State earned 100 points to rank 184th among 338 institutions in the final standings, receiving points from making appearances in the NCAA championship tournament. Over the course of 2018-19, the Mustangs had four teams qualify for the NCAA tournament, with men's lacrosse earning a bid for the fourth straight year, and women's lacrosse a third consecutive appearance.
"I have to admit that I was pleasantly surprised to see Morrisville State was once again the top North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) school in the Learfield Cup standings for the past year," said Morrisville State Athletics Director Greg Carroll.
"We have enjoyed consistent success at the post-season level in both men's and women's lacrosse as well as men's basketball and men's soccer. With the success of women's volleyball the past two years I'm hoping that program is the next one to really establish itself a perennial powerhouse."
"I'd love to see us get to the point where all conference championships go through Morrisville State. If we continue to work hard and dedicate ourselves to that goal, I think it can be a reality."
In the fall, women's volleyball claimed the NEAC title for a second consecutive year, followed by men's basketball with a program fifth overall.
Morrisville State was the highest of six total ranked teams from the NEAC, followed by Penn St. Abington in 216th with 75 points, Penn St. Berks who finished 230th overall with 62.50 points.
Wells was 232nd with 60 points, followed by SUNY Polytechnic in 291st with 25 overall points, while SUNY Cobleskill finished 334th with 20.50 points.
The Learfield Sports Directors' Cup, in conjunction with NACDA and USA Today, awards points based on each institution's finish in up to 18 men's and women's sports across the Division. Williams College claimed the overall title for a 22nd time with 1117.00 points. Complete standings are available on the Learfield site.
SUNY Morrisville's curricula are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology and has been lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs.
The college was ranked among the Best Regional Colleges in the North by U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges 2019 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2019 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about SUNY Morrisville, visit www.morrisville.edu.