June 3, 2008

EDISON, N.J. - Marist College has earned the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference's highest honor, earning the MAAC Commissioner's Cup for the 2007-08 academic year. It is the fourth consecutive year the Red Foxes have won the Commissioner's Cup, and eighth time overall, tying La Salle for the highest total in conference history.

 

Marist captured conference tournaments in men's and women's swimming and diving, women's basketball, men's and women's crew, men's and women's tennis, women's lacrosse and water polo in the 2007-08 season. The Red Foxes earned a share of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Football League title as well.

 

This is the second consecutive time Marist has won four Commissioner's Cups in a row, as the Red Foxes also prevailed every year from 1999-2002. Marist has now won the overall title eight times in the last 10 years. 

 

"We've proven once again that both academic and athletic excellence can go hand in hand," Marist College President Dr. Dennis J. Murray said. "This is a significant accomplishment for our athletes, coaches and our athletic administration. We all take great pride in what they've been able to do. All the Marist students have to complete a rigorous curriculum, which makes this accomplishment all the more significant.

 

Loyola College was awarded the men's cup for the first time in school history, while the Red Foxes won their fifth women's cup.  

 

The MAAC Commissioner's Cup is awarded annually as a symbol of overall excellence in athletics in the 24 championship athletic events conducted within the MAAC.  Each institution is scored in all championships that it fields a varsity team.  However, only the scores from the men's and women's basketball participation, plus the other top six men's and other top six women's championships shall be used to determine an institution's total points.

 

Marist finished the overall race with a total of 138.50 points, 30.50 points ahead of runner-up Fairfield University.  On the men's side, Loyola captured the league crown with 55.50 points, just one point more than second-place Marist.  The Red Foxes finished in the top spot in the women's cup race by compiling 84 points, 17 points ahead of Fairfield.

 

"Congratulations go out to the athletic department, coaching staffs and most importantly the student-athletes at Marist College and Loyola College for their outstanding efforts that culminated in the capturing of the MAAC Commissioner's Cups for the schools," Richard J. Ensor, Esq., Commissioner of the MAAC, stated.

 

The rest of the field finished as follows: Fairfield (108), Loyola (107), Iona College (92), Siena College (87), Canisius College (86.50), Manhattan College and Niagara University (83), Rider University (80.50) and Saint Peter's College (61).

 

In the men's standings, Marist finished second with 54.50 points, followed by Rider (52.50), Siena (44), Niagara (41.50), Canisius and Fairfield (41), Manhattan (40.50), Iona (39) and Saint Peter's (33).

 

On the women's side, Fairfield was second with 67 points, followed by Iona (53), Loyola (51.50), Canisius (45.50), Siena (43), Manhattan (42.50), Niagara (41.50), Rider and Saint Peter's (28).

 

 

Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Commissioner's Cup

Year-By-Year Champions

Year

Overall Champion

Men's Champion

Women's Champion

2007-08

Marist

Loyola

Marist

2006-07

Marist

Marist

Marist

2005-06

Marist

Marist

Marist

2004-05

Marist

Marist

Marist

2003-04

Manhattan

Manhattan

Loyola

2002-03

Manhattan

Marist

Manhattan

2001-02

Marist

Marist

Fairfield

2000-01

Marist

Marist

Marist

1999-00

Marist

Iona

Fairfield

1998-99

Marist

Marist

Fairfield

1997-98

Fairfield

Rider

Fairfield

1996-97

Loyola

Fairfield

Loyola

1995-96

Loyola

Iona

Loyola

1994-95

Fairfield

Fairfield

Fairfield

1993-94

Loyola

Saint Peter's

Fairfield

1992-93

Loyola

Iona

Loyola

1991-92

La Salle

La Salle

La Salle

1990-91

La Salle

La Salle

La Salle

1989-90

Fordham

La Salle

Fordham

1988-89

La Salle

La Salle

Holy Cross

1987-88

La Salle

La Salle

Army

1986-87

La Salle

Army

Holy Cross

1985-86

La Salle

La Salle

Holy Cross

1984-85

La Salle

La Salle

Holy Cross

1983-84

La Salle

N/A

N/A

1982-83

Fordham

N/A

N/A

1981-82

Army

N/A

N/A