CUA leads initial President's Cup standings

WASHINGTON – Following a fall season in which it captured two conference championships, the Landmark Conference has announced that CUA sits atop the initial President’s All-Sports Cup standings.  The Cardinals currently lead over second place Scranton and third place Moravian.

CUA’s fall was filled with plenty of memorable moments, led by the women’s cross country team capturing its first Landmark Conference championship.  The Cardinals raced their way to the title on October 27, led by top-ten finishes from Rebecca Radcliffe, Keely Eckberg and Laura Kinley.  In addition, Head Coach Joe Fisher and his assistants were named the Coaching Staff of the Year.

Along with women’s cross country, field hockey also won its conference championship, as the Cardinals took home their second straight title.  CUA went 5-1 in the conference during the regular season and then defeated Susquehanna and Drew in the Landmark tournament to earn its second consecutive NCAA Tournament bid.

For the first time since joining the Landmark Conference, the CUA volleyball team advanced to the conference championship match.  The Cardinals won 27 matches on the year, their most since 2002, and earned the No. 2 seed in the tournament for only the second time.  This marked CUA’s fourth straight season with at least 20 wins.

On the soccer pitch, the CUA men’s squad went 6-1 within the conference, earning a regional ranking along the way.  The Cardinals finished the regular season with five consecutive victories and earned their fifth straight conference tournament bid.

The women’s soccer team bounced back from a slow start to earn its second straight conference tournament appearance.  The Cardinals caught fire as soon as the calendar turned to October, going six straight matches without a loss, including three vs. conference foes.

Rounding out CUA’s fall teams was the men’s cross country squad, which continued to show strong signs of growth.  The Cardinals, led by freshman standout Matthias Arauco-Shapiro, posted their best finish at the conference championship since 2008.  Arauco-Shapiro earned First Team All-Conference honors and was named the Rookie of the Year for his sixth place finish.

Overall, CUA’s fall teams posted a mark of 58-33-3, including 18-5-2 vs. Landmark Conference opponents.

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