College roundup: Williams again wins Directors' Cup


CLEVELAND >> There have been 21 Division III Directors' Cups awarded in two decades. Williams College has now won 19 of them.

Williams claimed the Cup with 1,098.25 total points, with Washington University-St. Louis second at 1,013.

Williams scored in 16 of the maximum 18 sports, getting points from nine women's and seven men's sports. Williams earned two national championships — women's soccer and women's cross country. Williams also finished second in men's cross country and women's tennis.

Points in the Directors' Cup, presented by Learfield Sports and the National Association of Directors of Athletics, are awarded based on scoring form every NCAA championship. Schools can get scores from a maximum of nine men's and nine women's sports.

Four of the top 10 schools were from NESCAC, the most of any one conference in Division III. Tufts was fourth (882.25), Middlebury was fifth (860.50) and Amherst was seventh (796.50).

Middlebury (2012) and California-San Diego (1998) are the only other schools that have brought Division III Directors' Cups home.


WILLIAMSTOWN >> Four members of the Williams track and field teams were named CoSIDA Academic All-Americans.

Bijan Mazaheri earned his second first-team honor, while Colin Cotton was named to the second team after being named third team a year ago.

Lacey Serletti was named to the second team, while Emily Sundquist earned a third-team nod.

To be considered an Academic All-American, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore, hold a minimum grade-point average of 3.30 and be a first-team All-Region selection.

Mazaheri was a four-time All-American on the track and cross country course. He was third in the NCAA Division III cross country championship, fifth in the winter 5,000 meters, third in the outdoor 5,000 and fourth in the 10,000. Cotton was second in the indoor 5,000.

Serletti was 22nd in the D-III cross country championships, earning All-American status. She was a member of the All-American indoor distance medley relay team.


WILLIAMSTOWN >> Williams golfer Jack Coyne has been named an honorable mention, All-American selection by the Golf Coaches Association of America.

Coyne is the first Eph to earn All-American honors since Will Sicks did it in 2002 and 2003.


WILLIAMSTOWN >> Williams men's lacrosse players Peter Crane and Tanner MacIvor have been named Scholar All-Americans by the U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association.

To be named, players must be nominated by his coach, have a GPA of 3.0, and must be an All-American, member of a North-South team or an outstanding conference player..


NORTH ADAMS >> Trevor Grimshaw will take the reigns of both tennis teams at MCLA.

Grimshaw, who has been the men's tennis coach, will replace Holly McGovern as the women's coach. McGovern is taking on other duties in the athletic department, along with her job as women's basketball coach.

Grimshaw takes over a team that went 6-7 last year, and just missed out on the North Atlantic Conference tournament.


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