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Valpo Posts Horizon League’s Top Men’s Sports Point Total

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Led by regular season championships in basketball, soccer, and baseball, Valparaiso finished atop the Horizon League’s men’s sports standings for the 2011-2012 school year.

The totals are part of the Horizon League’s annual McCafferty Trophy standings which is awarded annually by the Horizon League to a member institution compiling the greatest number of performance points, based on their finish in the League’s 19 championship sports.  For the sports of men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball, softball and baseball, points are awarded based on combined regular-season (60 percent) and championship (40 percent) finishes.  For all other sports, points are based on performance in the League championships.

Valpo totaled 21 points in the men’s sports, two more than Milwaukee and Cleveland State.  Overall in the McCafferty Trophy standings, the Crusaders finished fifth with 32 points, its highest finish since joining the conference.  Valpo was just one point behind fourth place Loyola (Chicago).

Men’s Sports Totals

        School                             Points (Titles)

1.     Valparaiso               21 (1)

2.     Milwaukee               19 (3)

        Cleveland State       19 (0)

4.     Loyola                    18 (2)

5.     Wright State           16.5 (0)

6.     Green Bay              14 (1)

7.     Butler                     13.5 (1)

8.     UIC                        10 (0)

9.     Detroit                    6.5 (1)

        Youngstown State     6.5 (0)

M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler