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New York, N.Y. - Farmingdale State College captured the Skyline Conference Presidents Cup in 2016-17. The Rams' fourth cup since the award was implemented in 2007-08, measures all-sports excellence in conference competition.
FSC recorded 115.75 out of a possible 141 rating points (.821), pacing the field by nearly nine percentage points over Mount Saint Mary College (114.75/156 = .736) and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (88.75/121 = .733).
Farmingdale State captured seven conference championships in 2016-17: women's cross country; women's soccer; women's tennis; women's volleyball; men's basketball; men's golf; and women's lacrosse.
Mount Saint Mary secured the Skyline softball title, while USMMA took home conference crowns in: men's cross country; men's soccer; men's swimming and diving; and women's swimming and diving.
The Sage Colleges (.675 – women's basketball champions) narrowly edged out St. Joseph's College-Long Island (.673) for fourth place, while baseball champion SUNY Maritime College used a .502 percentage to finish sixth in the ledger.
Rounding out the tally were: SUNY Old Westbury (.461); College of Mount Saint Vincent (.425); SUNY Purchase College (.410); Yeshiva University (.371 – men's tennis champions); Sarah Lawrence College (.352); and St. Joseph's College-Brooklyn (.254).
A school earns points toward the Presidents Cup based upon the conference finish in each sport in which it competes. For each sport, the maximum number of points an institution can earn is equal to the number of teams competing in that sport. For sports with regular-season and conference tournament play, a school receives points based upon an average of the regular-season and conference tournament finishes. For sports with only conference championships, the finish in the championship determines the Presidents Cup points. An overall rating is generated for each school which is a percentage of total points earned divided by total points possible for that school.