Pacific Lutheran Leads McIlroy-Lewis All-Sports Standings at Conclusion of Fall Season

Pacific Lutheran Leads McIlroy-Lewis All-Sports Standings at Conclusion of Fall Season

HILLSBORO, Ore. – Pacific Lutheran University edged reigning McIlroy-Lewis All-Sports trophy winner Whitworth University by one point to lead the Northwest Conference standings at the conclusion of the fall 2019 season.  

The Lutes earned NWC titles in both men's and women's soccer to accumulate 36 points. The Lutes also placed second at the 2019 NWC Cross Country Championship to earn 16 points, and shared a second-place standing in volleyball for 13 points.

Whitworth earned an NWC title in volleyball, as well as a runner-up finish in football and fourth-place finishes in men's and women's cross country. The Pirates conclude the Fall 2019 season with 78 points.

The University of Puget Sound sits in third with 61 points, placing second in women's soccer final standings and earning a share of second-place in volleyball and sole possession of fourth-place in football. Just behind the Loggers sits Willamette University with 58 points, earning 28 combined points after placing third in both men's and women's soccer. 

Whitman College sits four points behind the Bearcats with 54 points to place fifth. The Blues' women's cross country team enjoyed the Northwest Conference Championship title to earn 18 points, while men's soccer placed second overall to add 16 to the Blues' fall 2019 point total. 

In a three-way tie, Lewis & Clark College, George Fox University, and Pacific University each earn 53 points to share a sixth-place standing at the conclusion of the fall season. Lewis & Clark placed third in both men's and women's cross country to account for 28 of the Pioneers' points. George Fox men's cross country earned sole possession of the NWC crown this season, accumulating 18 points. The Bruins also shared a second-place finish in volleyball to add 13 points to their total. Pacific (Ore.) ran to a second-place finish in women's cross country, earning 16 points for the Boxers, in addition to their share of second-place in volleyball.

Linfield rounds out the fall 2019 McIlroy-Lewis All-Sports trophy standings, earning 47 points. The Wildcats reclaimed the NWC Football title, accounting for 18 points. Linfield also shared a third-place final standing in women's soccer to add 13 points.

The Northwest Conference All-Sports Trophy recognizes athletic excellence among Northwest Conference institutions across all fields of competition. It is named in honor of John Lewis, the baseball coach (1947-72), basketball coach (1947-67) and athletics director (1952- 72) at Willamette University; and Jane McIlroy, Linfield College's women's athletics director and physical education professor from 1950-82 who also coached field hockey (1952-81), basketball, volleyball, softball and tennis.

Standings through Fall 2019: (Please note the NWC determines the Conference Champion through the regular season standings in the following sports - baseball, basketball, football, soccer, volleyball, lacrosse and tennis. The NWC determines the Conference Champion by tournament results in the following sports - cross country, swimming, golf, rowing and track & field.)

School

MXC

WXC

WSOC

MSOC

VB

FB

WSW

MSW

WBB

MBB

BB

SB

WTN

MTN

WG

MG

WLAX

WROW

WTF

MTF

Total

Pacific Lutheran

16

8

18

18

13

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

79

Whitworth

12

12

8

12

18

16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

78

Puget Sound

6

4

16

10

13

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

61

Willamette

8

10

14

14

8

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

58

Whitman

10

18

6

16

4

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

54

Lewis & Clark

14

14

11

0

6

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

53

George Fox

18

2

4

4

13

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

53

Pacific

4

16

2

6

13

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

53

Linfield

2

6

11

8

2

18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

47

key: wxc = women's cross country; mxc = men's cross-country; wsoc = women's soccer; msoc = men's soccer; vb = volleyball; fb = football; wsw = women's swimming; msw = men's swimming; wbb = women's basketball; mbb = men's basketball; bb = baseball; sb = softball; wtn = women's tennis; mtn = men's tennis; wg = women's golf; mg = men's golf; wtf = women's track & field; mtf = men's track & field.

 

2019-20 Conference Champions (through fall 2019):

Pacific Lutheran (2) - Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer

George Fox (1) - Men's Cross Country

Linfield (1) - Football

Whitman (1) – Women's Cross Country

Whitworth (1) - Volleyball

 

Past McIlroy-Lewis Trophy Winners
2021 -  2020 - 2019 - Whitworth
2018 - Whitworth 2017- Whitworth 2016- Whitworth
2015 - Whitworth 2014 - Whitworth 2013 - Whitworth
2012- Whitworth 2011 - Whitworth 2010 - Whitworth
2009 - Whitworth 2008 - Whitworth 2007 - Puget Sound
2006 - Puget Sound 2005 - Whitworth 2004 - Linfield
2003 - Linfield 2002 - Pacific Lutheran 2001 - Linfield
2000 - Pacific Lutheran 1999 - Pacific Lutheran 1998 - Pacific Lutheran
1997 - Pacific Lutheran 1996 - Pacific Lutheran 1995 - Pacific Lutheran
1994 - Willamette 1993 - Pacific Lutheran 1992 - Pacific Lutheran
1991 - Pacific Lutheran 1990 - Pacific Lutheran 1989 - Pacific Lutheran
1988 - Pacific Lutheran 1987 - Pacific Lutheran 1986 - Pacific Lutheran