Quinnipiac Completes Inaugural MAAC Season With 5th Place Finish In 2013-14 Academy Bus Commissioner's Cup

EDISON, N.J. – The Quinnipiac University Department of Athletics recently completed its first season as a member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC). For the 2013-14 season, the Bobcats finished fifth among the 11 member institutions.

The Academy Bus MAAC Commissioner’s Cup is awarded annually as a symbol of overall excellence in athletics in the 25 championship athletic events conducted within the MAAC.  Each institution is scored in all championships that 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.

Overall, the Bobcats finished fifth with 107.00, trailing Marist (132.50), Monmouth (125.50), Iona (125.00) and Fairfield (120.00). On the men’s side, the Bobcats finished sixth (49.00), trailing Monmouth (61.50), Canisius (56.00), Iona (55.50), Manhattan (52.50) and Siena (51.50). The womens’ programs finished fifth behind Marist (85.00), Fairfield (73.50), Iona (69.50) and Monmouth (64.00).

2013-2014 Academy Bus Commissioner's Cup Standings

As of 5/27/2014

Overall Standings
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  Men's Standings
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  Women's Standings
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 1.   Marist  132.50    1. Monmouth  61.50    1. Marist  85.00
 2.   Monmouth  125.50    2. Canisius  56.00    2. Fairfield  73.50
 3   Iona  125.00    3. 
Iona  55.50    3. Iona  69.50
 4.   Fairfield  120.00    4. Manhattan  52.50    4. Monmouth  64.00
 5.   Quinnipiac  107.00    5. Siena  51.50    5. Quinnipiac  58.00
 6.   Canisius  102.00    6. Quinnipiac  49.00    6. Rider  52.50
 7.   Siena  97.00    7. Marist  47.50    7. Canisius  46.00
 8.   Manhattan  96.50    8. Fairfield  46.50    8. Siena  45.50
 9.   Rider  92.00    9. Rider  39.50    9. Manhattan  44.00
10.   Niagara  56.50   10. Saint Peter's  32.00    10. Niagara  32.50
11.   Saint Peter's  54.50
  11. Niagara  24.00    11. Saint Peter's  22.50

Quinnipiac featured three programs that captured regular-season championships before also advancing to win the MAAC Tournament championships in their respective sport to advance to the NCAA Tournament.

Field Hockey was the first Quinnipiac team to capture a MAAC Regular-Season and Tournament Championship, followed closely behind by the men’s soccer program. Women’s tennis also grabbed a regular-season championship before winning the conference tournament. Women’s cross country finished second at the conference championship as well.

The winter season saw both men’s and women’s program advance to the MAAC Semifinals with head coach Tricia Fabbri guiding her squad to the conference championship game. The spring featured women’s golf second-place finish while the Bobcats’ baseball team qualified for postseason play for the first time since 2007 in head coach Dan Gooley’s final season at the helm.

Individually, Quinnipiac featured 30 All-MAAC honorees, eight all-rookie team selections, three players of the year, two goalkeepers of the year and one offensive player of the year.