New York, NY – The Sage Colleges finished in second place in the race for the 2012-2013 Skyline Conference Sportsmanship Award. For the second consecutive year, Yeshiva has captured the Skyline Conference’s Sportsmanship Trophy for displaying outstanding team sportsmanship during the 2012-13 academic year. The Skyline Conference instituted the Sportsmanship Trophy in 2007-08 to gauge team sportsmanship among its member schools.
Yeshiva compiled 567 points out of a possible 780 points for an overall rating of .726, while The Sage Colleges (.681) finished runner-up for the fourth time in six years.
A Team Sportsmanship Award is presented in each of the conference’s 17 sports. Yeshiva earned Team Sportsmanship Awards in six of the 10 sports in which they participated: baseball, women’s tennis, men’s cross country, women’s volleyball, men’s soccer and men’s volleyball.
St. Joseph’s-L.I. earned three sportsmanship awards in women’s soccer, women’s swimming and women’s lacrosse, while Mount Saint Mary (women’s cross country, men’s swimming) and NYU-Poly (women’s basketball, softball) each garnered a pair of sportsmanship honors.
A school earns points toward the Sportsmanship Trophy based upon a 10-point scale in each sport. Opposing coaches rate each team on a scale of 1 to 10 with a '1' being considered poor sportsmanship and a '10' being considered outstanding sportsmanship. A score of 5 to 6 is considered average. A school's scores in each sport are then added together and then divided by the total number of points that could possibly be earned.
Yeshiva also won the award in 2007-08 and 2008-09.
2012-13 SKYLINE CONFERENCE SPORTSMANSHIP TROPHY FINAL STANDINGS
Institution Total Points Possible Points Rating
Yeshiva 567.0 780 .7269
The Sage Colleges 695.0 1020 .6813
Maritime 584.0 860 .6790
NYU-Poly 667.0 1000 .6670
Mount Saint Mary 747.0 1120 .6669
St. Joseph’s-L.I. 712.5 1080 .6597
Farmingdale State 683.5 1090 .6270
Mount Saint Vincent 665.5 1070 .6219
Old Westbury 616.0 1000 .6160
Purchase 732.5 1190 .6155
2012-13 SPORT-BY-SPORT WINNERS
Men’s Soccer Yeshiva
Women’s Soccer St. Joseph’s-L.I.
Men’s Cross Country Yeshiva
Women’s Cross Country Mount Saint Mary
Women’s Volleyball Yeshiva
Men’s Golf Purchase
Women’s Tennis Yeshiva
Men’s Swimming Mount Saint Mary
Women’s Swimming St. Joseph’s-L.I.
Men’s Basketball Maritime
Women’s Basketball NYU-Poly
Men’s Volleyball Yeshiva
Men’s Lacrosse Farmingdale State
Women’s Lacrosse St. Joseph’s-L.I.
Men’s Tennis Sage
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