EDISON, N.J. - Marist has won the Academy Bus Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Women's Commissioner's Cup for the third straight year, and seventh time in the last eight years, the conference announced on Friday.
In the 2011-12 school year, the Red Foxes won conference championships in three women's sports: soccer, swimming & diving, and basketball. Soccer won its first MAAC championship, swimming & diving captured its 13th conference championship, and basketball took home the MAAC championship for the eighth time.
"I am very proud of the success of our women's programs, led by our women's soccer, women's swimming and diving, and women's basketball teams earning MAAC championships," Marist Director of Athletics Tim Murray stated. "I am grateful for the jobs done by our coaches, as well as the accomplishments of our student-athletes in competition and in the classroom."
In its 15 years in the MAAC, Marist has won a conference-record 10 overall Commissioner's Cups. The Red Foxes have won seven men's cups, and eight women's cups. The men's total is tied for the most in conference history with La Salle, while the women's total is the most as well.
"Marist once again demonstrated the winning formula its programs have implemented in securing the cup awarded to the top women's program in the MAAC," said MAAC Commissioner Rich Ensor said, in a statement released by the conference.
In the overall Commissioner's Cups standings, Marist placed second with 126 total points as Fairfield won the cup with 135 points. The Red Foxes finished fourth in the men's standings with 51 points, as Fairfield won the men's cup. Marist earned a MAAC championship in men's crew this season, marking the program's 14th conference crown.
About the Commissioner's Cup
The Academy Bus 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.
- From the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference