Navy wins Patriot League Presidents Cup for eighth straight college year, propelled by nine conference titles – Baltimore Sun
The Navy won its record eighth consecutive Presidents Cup, awarded for overall athletic excellence within the Patriot League. It’s the ninth time in the past 10 years that the contenders have topped the standings which is determined by championship success throughout the college year.
The Navy won nine Patriot League championships during the 2021-22 campaign, amassing 156.25 points overall – 12.75 better than second-placed Army West Point. Bucknell previously held the Patriot League record with seven consecutive Presidents Cup titles from 1998 to 2004.
“We are all very grateful for the determination of our midshipmen and coaches to bounce back to championship caliber so quickly after the disruptive challenges of the pandemic,” said Navy athletic director Chet Gladchuk. “We remained focused on all objectives with a mindset of planning to win and a determination to continue to set the benchmark for competitive excellence within the League.”
Gladchuk said the Presidents Cup is “a very important driving force” behind the Navy’s competitive spirit and motivates everyone every year to stay focused and keep gear in Annapolis.
“It’s an honor for our programs to be recognized as the best in the conference,” he said.
The Navy’s nine Patriot League titles tied the school record, previously set in 2011-12 and 2017-18. This is the 11th time in the past 12 years that the Navy has led all schools for the most Patriot League titles won.
The Navy has won 71 Patriot League championships over the past decade, with Boston University ranking a distant second with 32.
The Navy Conference Championships were held in Men’s and Women’s Cross Country, Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving, Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track and Field, Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field, and Men’s Tennis.
Army West Point finished second with 143.5 points after winning the baseball and women’s tennis crowns. Boston University placed third overall with 135 points, winning the league championships in men’s lacrosse and women’s golf.
The Presidents Cup is awarded to the member institution with the highest cumulative sports point total for its position in the Patriot League in men’s and women’s sponsored sports. Points are awarded based on a combination of regular season and tournament results from an institution in each sport.
1. Navy, 156.25; 2. West Point Army, 143.5; 3. Boston University, 135; 4. Lehigh, 128.25; 5. Bucknell, 120.25; 6. Loyola Maryland, 89.75; 7.Colgate, 76.25; 8. Holy Cross, 76; 9. La Fayette, 75.25; 10. American, 60 years old