Fisher Wins E8 Commissioner's Cup for Third Straight Year
Three-Peat! The St. John Fisher College Department of Athletics stands alone atop the Empire 8 after winning its third consecutive Commissioner's Cup denoting the top-performing department in the conference following a record-setting year.
The Commissioner's Cup recognizes department-wide success across all athletic programs and measures success based on results throughout the academic year. The standings are determined by each members' standings in conference sports following the regular season and post-season. This season, Fisher finished the 2021-22 year having earned 130 total points out of a possible 146 to finish with a .890 percentage – its highest mark since last season where it finished at .911 to establish a new Empire 8 record.
After having won 11 Empire 8 Championships last season, Fisher upped its success this year after having won 12 conference titles in all – 11 of which came in the Empire 8 – including baseball, men's indoor track and field, women's indoor and outdoor track and field, men's and women's volleyball, women's cross country, field hockey, men's and women's lacrosse, women's basketball and men's golf.
Additionally, Fisher also had five teams finish as the runner-up in their respective sports including women's soccer, softball, men's cross country, men's outdoor track and field and men's soccer.
Individually, the department boasted 13 Empire 8 Player of the Year selections, six Rookie of the Year honorees, nine Empire 8 Coach of the Year winners, nearly 200 All-Conference selections, two individual national champion finishes and 45 All-American plaudits.
Commissioner's Cup points are awarded based on each team's finish in the Empire 8 conference standings at the completion of the regular season and post-season. Points are awarded on a scale dependent upon the number of schools that sponsor the sport (affiliate members are not calculated into the point scale). A team's regular season finish will be added to its post-season finish and divided by two for the final total for that sport.
Teams tied for a position in the regular season standings are ranked based on tiebreaker scenarios. The actual number of points earned is then divided by the amount of possible points for each school based on conference-sponsored sports to determine their overall percentage.