May 19, 2014
Navy won titles in six sports and finished as the regular-season champion in two others as the Mids held off Boston University to claim the 2013-14 Patriot League Presidents’ Cup, it was announced on Monday.
Navy finished with 148 points to win the Presidents’ Cup for the second time in three years, coming in ahead of Boston University at 144.75 in the overall standings. Defending champion Bucknell, which had claimed seven of the last eight overall Presidents’ Cup titles, placed third with 140 points and was followed by Army (130.25), Lehigh (128), Colgate (78.75), Holy Cross (78.5), American (73.25), Lafayette (64.75) and Loyola University (60.25)
Navy held a lead of 6.75 points heading into the spring season, and maintained the first-place advantage behind a Patriot League title in men’s outdoor track and field. That crown added to the Mids’ titles in men’s cross country, indoor track and field, men’s soccer and men and women’s swimming and diving. The Mids also padded their point total with regular-season titles in both women’s soccer and women’s basketball.
Boston University won the Patriot League title in seven of its 11 women’s sports, and finished in second place in two others. The Terriers won women’s titles in the spring in tennis, softball, rowing and outdoor track and field to go with crowns in soccer, cross country and indoor track and field. The seven women’s titles topped the previous record of five in a season. BU also finished as the runner-up in women’s lacrosse and field hockey, and won the regular-season title and finished as the runner-up in the League Tournament in men’s basketball.
American, Loyola, Army and Bucknell also finished with multiple Patriot League titles in 2013-14. The Eagles and Greyhounds each claimed three titles, as American won in field hockey, volleyball and men’s basketball and Loyola had an outstanding spring with championships in men and women’s lacrosse and men’s golf. Army and Bucknell won a pair of titles as the Black Knights claimed the crown in men’s tennis and women’s basketball and the Bison earned spring titles in women’s golf and baseball. Lafayette also won a Patriot League title in 2013-14 as the Leopards finished in first place in football.
Patriot League Presidents' Cup points are awarded based on a team's performance in the regular season and postseason Patriot League standings. In cross country, golf, rowing, swimming and diving and track and field, the points are awarded based on the final team standing at the Patriot League Championship. Points for football are awarded based on regular-season standings.
2013-14 Patriot League Presidents’ Cup Final Standings
1. Navy, 148 points
2. Boston University, 144.75
3. Bucknell, 140
4. Army, 130.25
5. Lehigh, 128
6. Colgate, 78.75
7. Holy Cross, 78.5
8. American, 73.25
9. Lafayette, 64.75
10. Loyola, 60.25