2001-02 McIlroy-Lewis All-Sports Trophy Standings

Pacific Lutheran Comes Back to Win All-Sports Trophy

SPOKANE, WA - Pacific Lutheran only won one Northwest Conference title in the spring, but the Lutes used four NWC runner-up finishes to vault to the top of the final 2001-02 McIlroy-Lewis All-Sports Trophy standings. The Lutes finished with 232 points, just ahead of Tacoma rival Puget Sound, which finished with 227 points.

Pacific Lutheran won the 2002 softball title, the Lutes' only spring championship and the third conference title for PLU in 2001-02. Football (tie) and women's basketball were the others. But PLU finished second in the spring in men's tennis, women's track & field, and men's and women's golf. The Lutes had entered the spring season in fourth place in the standings.

Puget Sound finished second, its highest place ever. The Loggers won a conference title in men's golf and finished second in softball. UPS led after the fall sports and was second behind Whitworth in the winter.

2001 winner Linfield moved up strongly from fifth place to third place with 225 points. The Wildcats swept conference titles in men's and women's tennis and added a title in women's golf. Linfield also finished second in men's track.

Winter leader Whitworth and Willamette tied for fourth place with 213 points. Willamette swept the men's and women's track and field titles. Whitworth did not win a spring title and also did not score any points in golf, a sport the school does not sponsor.

The other spring conference title went to George Fox, in baseball.

Lewis & Clark College finished sixth with 140 points, followed by Whitman and George Fox (116 each), and Pacific (90).

Pacific Lutheran has won 14 of the 16 All-Sports trophies since it began to be awarded in 1986. The only other winners have been Willamette in 1994 and Linfield last year.

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.

School wxc mxc wsoc msoc vb fb wsw msw wbb mbb bb sb wtn mtn wg mg wtf mtf total
Pacific Lutheran 14 12 6 8 11 16 12 12 18 9 10 18 8 16 16 16 16 14 232
Puget Sound 18 14 16 12 17 8 18 18 13 9 2 16 12 12 8 18 10 6 227
Linfield 2 2 14 15 11 16 14 15 9 12 12 14 18 18 18 12 8 16 225
Whitworth 12 10 11 18 17 16 16 16 16 15 16 4 14 6 -- -- 14 12 213
Willamette 16 18 18 10 6 12 10 10 6 15 8 12 4 8 10 14 18 18 213
Lewis & Clark 10 16 -- -- 2 10 6 6 2 18 4 10 10 10 14 8 6 8 140
Whitman 8 8 11 4 8 -- 8 8 4 5 6 -- 16 14 12 -- 2 2 116
George Fox 6 4 4 15 14 -- -- -- 13 2 18 8 6 4 -- -- 12 10 116
Pacific 4 6 8 6 4 -- -- -- 9 5 14 6 2 2 6 10 4 4 90

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.

2002 NWC Sport Winners: Puget Sound, 5 (women's cross-country, volleyball (tie), women's swimming, men's swimming, men's golf); Linfield, 4 (football (tie), women's tennis, men's tennis, women's golf); Willamette, 4 (men's cross-country, women's soccer, women's track & field, men's track & field); Whitworth, 3 (men's soccer, volleyball (tie), football (tie); Pacific Lutheran, 3 (football (tie), women's basketball, softball); Lewis & Clark, 1 (men's basketball); George Fox, 1 (baseball).

Past McElroy-Lewis Trophy Winners
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