Whitworth University Wins 2015-16 McIlroy-Lewis All-Sports Trophy

Hillsboro, Ore. - Whitworth University closed out the 2015-16 academic year with its ninth consecutive Northwest Conference McIlroy-Lewis All-Sports trophy.

The Pirates earned an NWC championship title in baseball, men's golf, softball, men's track & field and women's track & field for a total of 278 points. 

Pacific Lutheran University moves up a spot from the winter standings to finish second on the year with 213 points.  The Lutes captured the NWC Women’s Rowing Conference title, while finishing the season second in baseball, third in men’s golf and added the NWC Tournament title in baseball to the record books.   Linfield jumps from sixth place to third in the standings with 205 points.  The Wildcats finished tied for second in softball and third in women’s tennis and both men’s and women’s track & field, while also earning an NWC tournament title in softball.

The University of Puget Sound lands in the number four spot with 200 points and a third-place finish in women’s rowing.  Willamette University finishes in fifth place with 180 points, edging George Fox University (179 pts.) The Bearcats finished second in men’s golf and fourth in both women’s rowing and women’s track & field.  The Bruins took home the NWC Conference women’s golf title and were NWC co-champions in women’s lacrosse.
 
Whitman College (174 pts.), Pacific (Ore.) University (168 pts.) and Lewis & Clark College (149 pts.) round out the final spots in the McIlroy-Lewis All-Sports trophy standings.   Whitman earned an NWC men’s tennis title, while Pacific (Ore.) was an NWC co-champion in women’s lacrosse and Lewis & Clark took the NWC crown in women’s tennis.
 
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 Spring 2016: (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

Whitworth 12 18   7  18  18  16  14  18 13  18  18   18 12   12  12  18  -  18  18 278
Pacific Lutheran 10 2 16 16 16 8 18 14 6 14 16 10 6 3 10 14 - 18 4 12 213
Linfield 6 10 12 8 10 18 10 12 9 5 12 15 14 7 8 11 10 - 14 14 205
Puget Sound 16 12 18 14 6 14 12 10 16 12  7  4  3  4  6  12  14  8  8 200
Willamette 18  16   14 11  14  8  8  8  4  5  2 7  2  16 12  12 10  180
George Fox 8 6 2 6 4 8 - - 18 2 12 15 10 10 18 11 17 - 16 16 179
Whitman
14 14 7 4 2 - 16 16  13 16   4 16  18  16   4 14   -  -  - 174
Pacific (Ore.) 2 4 4 11 10 12  4  6  9 9  12  12  8 16  6  2  17  10  10  4 168
Lewis & Clark 4 8 10 - 10 4 6 4 2 9 2 8 18 14 14 8  -  16 6 6 149

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.

 

2015-16 NWC Sport Winners:

Whitworth, 10 (Women's Cross Country, Men's Soccer, Women's Volleyball; Men's Swimming, Men's Basketball, Baseball, Men's Golf, Softball, Men's Track & Field, Women's Track & Field)

George Fox, 3 (Women's Basketball, Women's Golf, Women's Lacrosse)

Pacific Lutheran, 2 (Women's Swimming, Women's Rowing)

Lewis & Clark, 1 (Women's Tennis)

Linfield, 1 (Football)

Pacific (Ore.), 1 (Women's Lacrosse)

Puget Sound, 1 (Women's Soccer)

Whitman, 1 (Men's Tennis)

Willamette, 1 (Men's Cross Country)

 

Past McIlroy-Lewis Trophy Winners
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