The Pride had been ranked 48th through the Fall standings, then jumped to 26th through the Winter standings. After all was said and done, the Pride finished with 391.00 points.
Williams College finished first once again in the standings with 1147.00 points, followed by Middlebury (1063.17), Washington University (Mo.) (964.00), Amherst (889.50), and Calvin (Mich.) (762.25). Others of note from New England included MIT (11th), Bowdoin (22nd), and Tufts (25th), Thus SC finished seventh among Division III schools from the New England region, and second from the 10 schools representing the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference.
In the final go-around, Springfield College received 25 points from men's lacrosse (17th place at the NCAA's), 26.5 points from women's track & field (45th place), and 29 points from men's track & field (40th place). That was good for 80.50 points in the spring. Previously, SC had accumulated 89.00 points in the fall and 221.50 points in the winter.
The Learfield Sports Directors' Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Director of Athletics (NACDA) and the USA Today. Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in up to 18 sports -- nine women's and nine men's.