Six Landmark Teams Voted Best in Sportmanship

Six Landmark Teams Voted Best in Sportmanship

TOWSON, Md. - Following the completion of the fall sports season six teams have been recognized for sportsmanship. The Landmark Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) created a Sportsmanship Cup in the fall of 2009 and by the end of the year, one institution will be awarded the coveted trophy.

The Landmark SAAC Sportsmanship Cup is designed to recognize the Landmark institution that demonstrates the best overall sportsmanship over the course of the year. The Cup is awarded based on a formula that compiles the votes of each Landmark coach in consultation with their team captains ranking the top-3 sportsmanship programs in their respective sports. The formula also takes into account the number of sports an institution sponsors.

The NCAA and the Landmark Conference have placed a special emphasis on sportsmanship with the hope of encouraging positive interaction not only amongst teams competing, but the fans in attendance as well.

This fall, five different institutions were selected as the best representations of sporstmanship amongst the six sports. Juniata College was voted the top men's cross country team while Landmark Champions, The Catholic University of America was selected as the top women's cross country team. Goucher College field hockey was ranked at the top based on sportsmanship led by first year head coach Megan Williams. In men's soccer, the United States Merchant Marine Academy was picked as the most sportsmanlike and Moravian College was picked as the top team in women's soccer. USMMA was also voted the top team in volleyball.

  
Juniata Men's Cross Country   Catholic Women's Cross Country
 
Goucher Field Hockey
   USMMA Men's Soccer
 
Moravian Women's Soccer   USMMA Volleyball