Named after the longtime State University of New York Athletic Conference commissioner, the Dr. Patrick R. Damore Commissioner’s Cup, is a way of determining the overall strength of the 10 members of the SUNYAC. According to the SUNYAC website, it is a point system that is determined by the 20 different conference sports over the fall, winter and spring seasons.
A 10-point system is used in each sport. The conference champion gets 10 points, the second-place gets nine and so on and so forth. The total number of points for each school is then divided by the number of SUNYAC sports it participates in.
The winner—the team with the highest average—is announced at the end of the year.
Geneseo leads the competition for the 2014 fall conference championships with SUNY Cortland and SUNY Oneonta trailing behind.
Geneseo’s success has been due to the four SUNYAC titles that the school has won this fall: tennis, women’s soccer, men’s cross country and women’s cross country. The field hockey team also accrued a high mark of eight after its surprising run to the SUNYAC Tournament Championship.