December 8, 2022


Sports Really Satisfies

Navy Collects Eighth-Consecutive Patriot League Presidents’ Cup

ANNAPOLIS, Md.– Navy collected its eighth-consecutive Patriot League Presidents’ Cup and ninth in 10 years, claiming nine league championships during the 2021-22 academic year to sit atop the overall standings. Navy’s current streak of eight-consecutive overall titles is the most in Patriot League Presidents’ Cup history, surpassing Bucknell’s streak of seven-straight titles from 1998 to 2004.
“We are all very grateful for the determination of our midshipmen and coaches to bounce back at a championship caliber so quickly after the disruptive challenges of the pandemic,” said Naval Academy Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk.  “We stayed focused on all objectives with an expect to win mindset and a determination to continue as the benchmark for competitive excellence within the League. The Presidents’ Cup is a very important driving force behind our competitive spirit at Navy and motivates everyone annually to stay focused and keep the Cup in Annapolis.  It is an honor for our programs to be recognized as the best in the conference.”
Navy’s nine Patriot League titles in 2021-22 tied the school record for the most won in a year (2011-12 and 2017-18). This year marks the 11th time in the last 12 years in which Navy has led all schools for the most Patriot League titles won.
Navy has won 71 Patriot League championships over the last 10 years, the next closest is Boston, who has won 32 titles during the same timeframe.
The Mids have won 122 Patriot League titles over the last 20 years. The second-place school during that span is Bucknell with 77 championships.
The Midshipmen compiled 156.25 points, winning league titles in men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, men’s and women’s indoor track and field, men’s and women’s outdoor track and field and men’s tennis. Army West Point finished second with 143.5 points after capturing the baseball and women’s tennis crowns. Boston University ranked third overall with 135 points, claiming league championships in men’s lacrosse and women’s golf. Lehigh, the Patriot League softball champion, finished fourth with 128.25 points, while Bucknell, winner of the women’s soccer title, finished fifth with 120.25 points.
Loyola Maryland earned its third-straight women’s lacrosse championship, second-consecutive men’s golf title and the men’s soccer crown to place sixth in the overall standings with 89.75 points. Colgate (76.25), the two-time defending men’s basketball and volleyball champion, three-time defending football champion Holy Cross (76), Lafayette (75.25) and field hockey and women’s basketball champion American (60) complete the overall standings among the full-member institutions.
The Patriot League Presidents’ Cup is awarded to the member institution with the highest cumulative sports point total for itsPatriot League standing in sponsored men’s and women’s sports. Points are awarded based upon a combination of an institution’s regular-season and tournament finishes in each sport.
If there is no regular-season competition and the champion is determined by a Patriot League Championship, points are awarded based on the final championship standings. If all teams compete in the Patriot League Championship and there is a regular-season competition, points are awarded based on an average of final regular-season standings and tournament finish. If all teams do not participate in the Patriot League Championship and there is a regular-season competition, points are awarded based upon an average of final season standings and tournament finish. For those teams not participating in the Championship, the final regular-season standings will be utilized.
2021-22 Patriot League Presidents’ Cup Final Standings
1. Navy, 156.25
2. Army West Point, 143.5
3. Boston University, 135
4. Lehigh, 128.25
5. Bucknell, 120.25
6. Loyola Maryland, 89.75
7. Colgate, 76.25
8. Holy Cross, 76
9. Lafayette, 75.25
10. American, 60