Springfield accumulated a total of 542.25 points this year as it added 187.25 points this spring season. In a very successful year, the Pride started with 153 points in the fall and added 202 points in the winter, leading up to the spring campaign.
Overall, Springfield was ranked fifth among New England colleges and universities from Division III. In fact, the top three schools are all from New England. Williams once again won the Directors Cup with a total of 1066.50 points, followed by Middlebury with 923, and Amherst with 910 points. Tufts finished in 10th place with 759.25 points.
Springfield finished first among schools in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference. Other NEWMAC schools listed include MIT (24th with 523.63 points), followed by Wheaton (Mass.) (113th with 169), Wellesley (116th with 165), Babson (129th with 153), Coast Guard (157th with 109), WPI (163rd with 150), Smith (184th with 88), and Clark (Mass.) (231st with 56).
Four different sports added points to Springfield's total this spring. On the men's track and field side, fueled by Steve Headley's national championship in the 100 meter dash, the squad added 65.25 points as it tied for 11th place overall as a team at the NCAA Championships. Headley also finished third in the 200 meter dash, and anchored the 4x100 relay team as he and teammates Matt Amendola, Tom Brognano, and Nickel Hay finished sixth.
A total of 64 points came from the softball squad as the Pride once again won the NEWMAC Tournament and nabbed the automatic qualifying berth for the NCAA Tournament. Once in the tournament, Springfield went on to win three more games to advance well into the New England Regional at Endicott College. By the time SC was eliminated from the 8-team regional, the 7th-seeded Pride was one of only three teams left standing.
The men's lacrosse team captured the Pilgrim League title and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament before bowing out to eventual national champion Cortland State. Adding 53 points to the total, the Pride cruised past Mount Ida, 21-4, in the opening round of the tournament before battling in a 15-12 loss to the Red Dragons.
The women's track and field program chipped in with 19 points as Nikki Hay finished fourth in the triple jump at the NCAA Championships. Hay entered the event with the second longest jump in the country and went on to take fourth with a leap of 39-5 in feet and inches (or 12.01 meters).