Iona leads MAAC Commissioner’s standings


photo courtesy of

Iona have won the overall cup in 2010-11 and have four mens titles but the women have never won it.

Lachlan Wellington, Sports Editor

Iona University currently leads the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Commissioner’s Cup overall standings after the conclusion of the fall and winter sports.  


Iona leads overall with 107.25 points with Quinnipiac University are in second place with 92.00 points, Rider University in third with 80.50, Fairfield university in fourth with 73.75 points and Niagara University and Siena College round out the top five as both schools are tied on 71.25 points. Marist college are seventh, Manhattan College eighth, Canisius College ninth, Mount St. Mary’s University in tenth and Saint Peter’s in eleventh place.  


Iona lead the men’s standing with 54.50 points, second is Rider University with 40.75, third Siena College with 32.25, fourth Quinnipiac University with 31.25 and rounding at the top five is Manhattan College with 30.50 points. Sixth place is Niagara University, seventh Marist College, eighth is Mount St. Mary’s University, ninth Fairfield university, tenth Canisius College and eleventh is Saint Peter’s University.  


On the women’s side, Quinnipiac University currently lead the way with 60.75 points, with Iona second on 52.75 points, third is Fairfield University on 52.25 and tied fourth is Niagara University fourth with 42.25 points and Rider University rounding out the top five with 39.75 points. Siena College is sixth, Marist College seventh, Canisius College eighth, Manhattan College ninth, Mount St. Mary;s tenth and Saint Peter’s University eleventh.  


Iona got to the top after the regular season and tournament championships for men’s and women’s basketball as they lead Quinnipiac University by 15.25 points through 11 completed championships and 12 still to go in the remainder of the spring.  


The Gaels were led in the fall by the men’s cross country, capturing their 32nd straight MAAC title to earn maximum points and strong showings in men’s soccer, volleyball, women’s cross country and three overall MAAC championships has let Iona sit first place overall.  


The MAAC Commissioner’s Cup is awarded every year as a symbol of overall excellence in athletics in the 23 championship athletic events conducted within the MAAC each year.  


Each institution is scored in all championships that it fields a varsity team in. The scores from men’s and women’s basketball and the top six men’s and women’s championships in the remainder of the sports are used to determine a school’s total points.  


The first and last time the Gaels captured the overall cup was back in 2010-2011. They have won the men’s title a total of five times in 1992-93, 1995-96, 1999-00, 2010-11 and 2019-2020, however the women have never won the title.