WILIAMSTOWN, MA – Scoring in four fall sports defending Directors' Cup champion Williams College is currently in seventh place in the NCAA DIII standings after the fall season. The Ephs tallied 267.5 points in the fall.
Johns Hopkins University leads NCAA Division III with 475.00 points, giving the Blue Jays a 207.5-point lead over the Ephs. Johns Hopkins scored in seven sports this fall.
NESCAC has three teams in the top 10, and the University Athletic Association (UAA) has four. NESCAC's top 10 teams are Tufts #2, Middlebury #3 and Williams #7, while the UAA boasts Washington University – St. Louis #4, University of Chicago #5, Emory University #8, and the University of Rochester #10. Interesting to note that each of the three NESCAC teams won an NCAA fall championship with Tufts winning in men's soccer, Middlebury in field hockey, and the Ephs repeating as women's soccer champions.
Williams has finished in the top 10 in the fall standings 22 times in the 24 year-history of the Directors' Cup competition.
To date the Ephs have never finished outside of the top four in the final Directors' Cup standings, winning 21 of the first 23 Cups awarded in NCAA DIII.
A year ago the Ephs came back from a 13th place finish in the fall to move into third place after the winter season and with a spring record surge that added 630 points managed to out score MIT to win the Cup.
With Eph women's soccer repeating as NCAA Champions they copntributed 100 points to the Eph 2018 fall point total. Women's cross country and men's cross country both finished in the top eight at the NCAA Championships. Women's cross country earned 72 points with a seventh place finish, while men's cross country tallied 70.5 points, finishing eighth. Men's soccer advanced to the NESCAC title match and that effort propelled them into the NCAA Tournament, where they finished 33rd to net 25 points.