Directors' Cup History

Williams in the Directors' Cup

Presentation of 2018 Directors' Cup Jan. 5, 2019 On Samuelson-Muir Pool Deck. L to R:

President Maud Mandel, Athletic Director Lisa Melendy, and Representing Learfield Matt Lear

 In June of 2019 Williams College won its 22nd Directors" Cup, extending thier current win streak to seven. The Ephs own the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup longest NCAA Division III win streak of 13 (1999-01).

Williams won the first Directors' Cup awarded in 1996 and repeated in 1997.

The only other Division III schools to win the Directors' Cup are UC-San Diego (1998) and NESCAC foe Middlebury (2012). The UC-San Diego Tritons have since moved on to Division II. The Ephs finished fourth in 1998 and third in 2012.

In 2009-10 the Ephs set a record for most points scored in the NCAA Division III competition with 1,292.25, while also setting a record margin of victory -- 386.5 points -- over second place Amherst.

With a record-breaking spring season with 630.0 points the Ephs won their 20th Directors' Cup in 22 years and raised the winning point total record to 1,335.25.

The closest Directors' Cup competition occurred in 1995-96 under a different scoring system that included a smaller number of sports available for scoring than is true today. Winning the 1995-96 Cup the Ephs tallied 604 points to the 589 scored by The College of New Jersey (TCNJ).

Beginning with the 2017-18 academic year the scoring structure in the Directors' Cup is changing.

Now among the 18 sports you may count, schools must count the points earned by men's soccer, women's soccer, men's basketball and women's basketball. If a school does not advance a team in one of those sports to the NCAA Tournament the score of zero must be entered among the 18 teams that are allowed to score.

June 2019 release on Ephs Winning 22nd Directors' Cup in 24 years

June 2018 release on Ephs Winning 21st Directors' Cup in 23 Years

June 2017 release on Ephs Winning 20th Directors' Cup in 22 Years

June 2016 release on Ephs Winning 19th Directors' Cup in 21 Years

June 2015 release on Ephs Winning 18th Directors' Cup in 20 Years

June 2014 release on Ephs Winning 17th Directors' Cup in 19 Years

June 2013 release on Ephs Winning 16th of 18 Directors' Cups

June 2012 release on Ephs 3rd in Directors' Cup; Streak Snapped at 13

June 2011 release on Ephs' 13th consecutive Directors' Cup

June 2010 release on Ephs' 12th consecutive Directors' Cup

June 2009 release on Ephs' 11th consecutive Directors' Cup

June 2008 release on Ephs' 10th consecutive Directors' Cup

June 2007 release on Ephs' 9th consecutive Directors' Cup

The Ephs Year by Year in the Directors' Cup

Eph results in Directors' Cup 2019 Fall through Spring of 2031

Eph results in Directors' Cup from 2007-08 Fall through Spring of 2019 

Eph results in Directors' Cup 1996-2007