Whitworth University Wins 2017-18 McIlroy-Lewis All-Sports Trophy

Whitworth University Wins 2017-18 McIlroy-Lewis All-Sports Trophy

Hillsboro, Ore. - Whitworth University closed out the 2017-18 academic year with its 11th consecutive Northwest Conference McIlroy-Lewis All-Sports trophy.  

The Pirates earned an NWC championship titles in women's cross country and men's swimming for a total of 241 points.  Whitworth also had strong second-place finishes in football, women's volleyball, men's basketball, men's golf and women's track & field and also tied for second in football and women's soccer to add to the overall point total.

Pacific Lutheran University lands in the second-place spot with 227 points and captured six NWC titles this year.  The Lutes were NWC co-champions in men's soccer and earned NWC crowns outright in women's soccer, women's volleyball, baseball, men's golf and women's rowing.  George Fox jumps up one spot from fourth-place a year ago to third place in 2018 with 212 points.  The Bruins also captured six NWC trophies this year in women's basketball, women's lacrosse, men's track & field, women's track & field and were co-champions in both women's golf and softball.

Linfield College edged Whitman College for the fourth spot with 207 points.  The Wildcats took home the NWC title in football, women's tennis and were co-champions in softball.  Whitman lands in the fifth spot (202 pts), adding an NWC championship trophy to the Blues' record books in men's basketball, women's swimming, men's tennis and co-champions in women's golf.  The University of Puget Sound finished sixth with with 189 points.  The Loggers were second in women's rowing, co-runners-up in women's soccer and third in women's cross country.   

Willamette University (166 pts.), Pacific (Ore.) University (147 pts.) and Lewis & Clark College (145 pts.) round out the final spots in the McIlroy-Lewis All-Sports trophy standings. Willamette earned NWC titles in men's cross country and were co-champions in men's soccer, while Pacific was third in women's volleyball and Lewis & Clark finished third in men's cross country and women's rowing.
 
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 2018: (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   15  11  16 15  10  18 7 16 8 14 11 10 14 16 0 0 16 14 241
Pacific Lutheran 16  18  17  18  11   16 12 2 2 18 10 5 6 10 18 0 18 12 16 227
George Fox 9 8 8 6 9 15 0 0 18 5 12 17 8 14 17 12 18 0 18 18 212
Linfield 6 16 10 4 5 18 12 14 7 12 16 17 18 8 2 10 14 0 14 4 207
Whitman 9 12 4 14 12 0  18 16 16 18 10 0 16 18 17 6 16 0 0 0 202
Puget Sound 2 14 15 11 9 8 14  10 10 14 5 8 11 2 8 8 12 16 4 8 189
Willamette 18  10  12  17   6 6 14 9 14 4 5 4 4 14 0 0 8 12 166
Pacific (Ore.) 14  11  4 4 9 5 12 2 12 6 4 10 12 10 19 147
Lewis & Clark 14  0 2 6 8 8 12 5 2 6 14 16 12 2 0 14 6 6 145

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.

 

2017-18 NWC Sport Winners:

George Fox, 6 (Women's Basketball, Women's Golf, Women's Lacrosse, Softball, Men's Track & Field; Women's Track & Field)

Pacific Lutheran, 6 (Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer, Women's Volleyball; Baseball; Men's Golf; Women's Rowing)

Whitman, 4 (Men's Basketball; Women's Swimming; Women's Golf; Men's Tennis)

Linfield, 3 (Football, Softball, Women's Tennis)

Whitworth, 2 (Women's Cross Country; Men's Swimming)

Willamette, 2 (Men's Cross Country; Men's Soccer)

 

Past McIlroy-Lewis Trophy Winners
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