Mitchell Men, Elms Women Claim the 2018 NECC Champions Cup

Mitchell Men, Elms Women Claim the 2018 NECC Champions Cup

ATTLEBORO, Mass. – The Elms College women have been awarded the NECC Champions Cup for the first time, while the Mitchell College men have claimed the Champions Cup for the first time since 2014.  

The Elms women finished the 2017-2018 year with a score of .787. In the fall season, the Blazers were both the regular and postseason champions in volleyball, while also taking the field hockey title. Elms also had a strong showing on the the soccer pitch with a second place finish in postseason play. In the winter, Elms basketball finished top five and earned a playoff berth. Elms continued their success into the spring, with their softball team finishing fourth in the regular season and earning a playoff berth, while the lacrosse team finished undefeated in regular season play, and went on to win the NECC Championship.

The Blazers just beat out the Lesley University women, who finished with a score of .762. The Lynx nabbed the regular season and postseason soccer title, as well as the women’s cross country championship. They were also the runner-up in both regular season and postseason volleyball play. In the spring, the Lynx claimed the regular season softball title.

Finishing in third, with a score of .660 is Becker College, who won the basketball championship. Their softball team finished second in regular season play and reached the championship game of the NECC tournament.

On the men’s side, Mitchell parlayed titles in soccer and baseball into the winning score of .672. Soccer finished tied for first place in the regular season standings before taking home the championship. Basketball would finish in a three-way tie for second place in the regular season. In the spring, their baseball team would have sole possession of the regular season title, before going unbeaten in the tournament to take the championship.

Southern Vermont was second with .612, with Elms right on their heels at .609. The Mountaineers captured both the cross country championship and the basketball championship, while the Blazers won the men’s volleyball title.  


2017-2018 Men’s Champions Cup

  1. Mitchell - .672
  2. Southern Vermont- .612
  3. Elms- .603
  4. Becker- .553
  5. Lesley- .518
  6. Wheelock- .397
  7. Newbury- .351



2017-2018 Women’s Champions Cup

  1. Elms - .787
  2. Lesley- .762
  3. Becker- .660
  4. Southern Vermont- .560
  5. Newbury- .500
  6. Bay Path- .460
  7. Wheelock - .426
  8. Mitchell - .321