Monmouth University has claimed its second consecutive Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Overall Commissioner’s Cup and its third men’s title in as many years in the conference.
The commissioner’s cup serves as a symbol of broad-bases athletic excellence within the league.
After winning the overall title in 2014-15 with 145 1/2 points, the Hawks ran away with this year honor, racking up 167 1/4 points. Monmouth totaled 85.00 points for the men’s title. The Hawks finished in second place for the Women’s Commissioner’s Cup with 82 1/4 points.
Five Monmouth programs won conference regular season championships, including men’s basketball (led by high-scoring guard Justin Robinson), field hockey, men’s and women’s soccer and men’s tennis. The latter team also won the MAAC Tournament to advance to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history.
The Hawks’ men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track and field teams each won their third straight MAAC titles. Men’s soccer, women’s lacrosse, and women’s softball also helped the Hawks pile up points with league tournament second-place finishes.
Dating back to its tenure in the Northeast Conference, Monmouth has won nine overall commissioner’s cups in program history.
The Commissioner’s Cup is awarded annually in the 25 championship athletic events conducted within the MAAC. Each institution is scored in all championships in which it fields a varsity team. However, only the scores from the men’s and women’s basketball participation, plus the other top six men’s and other top six women’s championships are used to determine an institution’s total points.