MILWAUKEE, Wis. (naccsports.org) --- The Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) has announced the leaders in its 2019-2020 men's and women's all-sports competitions through the fall sports season.
Men's All-Sports Award
Aurora University leads the men's competition with three of 10 sports in the books with an index of 13.167 just ahead of Milwaukee School of Engineering in second (12.250) and Benedictine University in third (12.000). Dominican University sits fourth at 8.750, followed by Illinois Institute of Technology and Concordia University Wisconsin in a tie for fifth at 7.500. Concordia University Chicago (6.333), Edgewood College (5.750), Wisconsin Lutheran College (4.667), Lakeland University (4.000), Marian University (2.000) and Rockford University (1.500) round out the standings.
The Spartans captured regular-season league titles in football and soccer (shared with Dominican) while taking second in cross country. MSOE won the NACC crown in cross country and tied for fourth in soccer. Benedictine finished as league runner-up in football and registered third-place finishes in both soccer and cross country. In addition to the shared regular-season soccer title, Dominican went on to capture the NACC tournament title.
Scoring for the men's all-sports award begins with a 12-point base with institutions receiving additional points for NACC Tournament victories in the sports of soccer, basketball, tennis, and volleyball or a top-three NACC tournament/championship finish in the six remaining sports.
Women's All-Sports Award
Concordia University Wisconsin leads the women's competition with an index of 12.000 with five of nine sports factored in. Aurora University sits a close second at 11.500, followed by Milwaukee School of Engineering in third (9.750), Edgewood College in fourth (9.200) and Dominican University in fifth (8.875). Benedictine University and Concordia University Chicago are tied for sixth (8.125), while Lakeland University (7.600), Wisconsin Lutheran College (6.900), Illinois Institute of Technology (6.750), Marian University (5.200), Rockford University (2.000) and Alverno College (1.400) round out the list.
The Falcons checked in with top-five finishes in all five fall sports, including a share of the volleyball title, runner-up finishes in soccer and tennis, a fourth-place finish in golf and a fifth-place finish in cross country. CUW also won the NACC tournament crown in soccer and advanced to the volleyball tournament final. Aurora's point total was bolstered by claiming the golf crown and sharing the volleyball title with Concordia Wisconsin and Lakeland. The Spartans earned bonus points by winning the NACC volleyball tournament. MSOE was this fall's cross country runner-up, while also third in the final soccer standings and fourth in tennis. Edgewood emerged from the fall season with a pair of NACC titles in cross country and tennis, while Dominican claimed the soccer regular-season crown and tied for fourth during the volleyball regular season and won a NACC Tournament match.
Scoring for the women's all-sports award begins with a 13-point base with institutions receiving additional points for NACC Tournament victories in the sports of soccer, basketball, tennis, and volleyball or a top-three NACC tournament/championship finish in the remaining five sports.
|Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference|
|2019-20 All-Sports Awards|
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Note 1: Regular-season points have been awarded in the sport of women's tennis. Additional points will be awarded based on the outcome of the 2020 NACC Women's Tennis Tournament next spring.
Note 2: Regular-season champions in bold. Tournament champions in underlined italics.