Ephs Tied For 10th With MIT After Fall Season in Directors' Cup Competition

The Learfield Directors' Cup is emblematic of athletic supremacy in NCAA DIII
The Learfield Directors' Cup is emblematic of athletic supremacy in NCAA DIII

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA – The Williams College Ephs scored their lowest point total in fall sports in the Directors' Cup competition under the current scoring system this fall, accumulating 222 points coming from three teams.

Washington-St. Louis leads the 2016-17 Director's Cup competition through the fall season with 410 points from six sports.

The Ephs scored 80 points in women's cross country (4th), 73 points in women's soccer (5th) and 69 points in men's cross country (9th). Williams is tied for 10th place with MIT.

The previous low Eph total in the fall was in 2011 when Williams scored 230 points. The Ephs finished third in the final Cup standings in the 2011-12 academic year.

To date Williams has won the Directors' Cup 19 times in the 21-year history of the national award that recognizes athletic supremacy in NCAA DIII.

In the fall of 1997 the Ephs finished 35th and at the end of that academic year they were tied for 4th overall in the final standings.

In the fall of 2011 when Williams tallied 230 points the Ephs ended up 3rd in the final standings for the 2011-12 academic year.

NESCAC has three teams in the top 10 at the end of the fall season: Tufts (2nd), Middlebury (5th) and the Ephs tied for 10th with MIT.

NCAA DIII Top 10

1.  Washington-St. Louis – 410

2.  Tufts – 365.50

3.  Johns Hopkins – 337.50

4.  Calvin – 314.00

5.  Middlebury – 268.50

6.  St. Thomas (MN) – 257.00

7.  Messiah – 254.00

8.  Wisconsin-Whitewater – 248.00

9.  Christopher Newport – 223.00

10. MIT – 222.00

10. Williams – 222.00