Westwood, MA --- For the third consecutive year WPI finished second in the Men's NEWMAC Presidents Cup standings while the women placed third, as announced at the conference's annual meetings by WPI President Laurie Leshin along with NEWMAC President and WPI Director of Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics Dana L. Harmon.
The men, who hoisted the cup in 2014-15, were led by Men's Soccer who shared the regular season championship and claimed the program's first NEWMAC tournament title. Track & Field was second for the seventh consecutive year while Cross Country has been the runner up the past four seasons. The inaugural year of NEWMAC Football saw WPI finish third. Swimming & Diving earned bronze as Basketball tied for fourth in the regular season and knocked off eventual national semifinalist Springfield en route to a NEWMAC final appearance.
On the women's side, Basketball shared the regular season title and reached the NEWMAC Championship game for the third straight year. Cross Country turned in a program-best second-place showing while Track & Field earned silver for the fourth consecutive spring. Rowing finished second for the third year in-a-row before making a run to its first NCAA appearance while Softball was second in the regular season and narrowly missed out on its own NCAA berth. Swimming & Diving finished fourth for the Crimson and Gray.
Overall, the Engineers eclipsed .600 for the fourth consecutive year, this time with a .6089 winning percentage, while each program boasted a 3.20 GPA or better. It was also good year for Head Cross Country and Track & Field Coach Brian Chabot who was lauded as the women's cross country and men's track & field coach of the year.