Following a historic 2018-19 season, Stony Brook University has claimed the Stuart P. Haskell, Jr. Commissioner’s Cup for the first time in school history, the league announced this evening at its annual awards dinner Thursday evening. University at Albany came in second place, followed by UMass Lowell in third.
The Commissioner’s Cup annually recognizes the strongest athletic program in America East as determined by a scoring system which rewards a school for success both during the regular season and championship competition in the conference’s 18 sports.
- Five schools (Stony Brook, UMass Lowell, Vermont, Binghamton, Hartford) improved their standing from 2017-18.
- Stony Brook is just the fourth America East school to win the Commissioner’s Cup (UAlbany, Boston University, Delaware).
- Stony Brook tied a conference record by winning six regular-season titles in 2018-19, a feat only matched by Boston University in 2010-11.
- The Seawolves also won three conference championships and had a pair of runner-up finishes.
- The Seawolves had a top two finish in all five of its fall sports in the league.
- The program surged at to the finish at the end, securing three regular season titles in the spring and backing it up with two tournament titles.
- After trailing by one point in the fall season, Stony Brook became the first school other than UAlbany to lead the standings after the winter season.
The America East conference provides its member schools and their athletic programs a platform upon which student-athletes can achieve both collegiate and life success through the promotion and nurturing of athletic excellence, academic achievement and leadership, on and off the field.