Fisher Wins Fifth Straight Empire 8 Commissioner’s Cup

May 30, 2024

ʪƵ used a tremendous spring semester to maintain its year-long lead and win the 2023-24 Empire 8 Commissioner’s Cup, announced by the league on Wednesday, May 29. The Cardinals finished with a 0.844 composite percentage to claim their fifth straight E8 Commissioner’s Cup title.

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Fisher and runner-up Nazareth University combined to win 13 league championships during the 2023-24 season. Overall, Fisher claimed seven Empire 8 Championship titles in 2023-24, earning the women's basketball title during the winter season, and baseball, softball, men’s golf, men’s and women’s lacrosse, and men’s volleyball championship titles in the spring. The Cardinals recorded 51.25 of a possible 58 points in the spring (.884 percentage total) to maintain its lead in the league standings on the strength of the season’s success.

Commissioner’s Cup points are awarded based on each team’s finish in the Empire 8 conference standings at the completion of the regular season and post-season. Points are awarded on a scale dependent upon the number of schools that sponsor the sport (affiliate members are not calculated into the point scale). A team’s regular season finish will be added to its post-season finish and divided by two for the final total for that sport. Teams tied for a position in the regular season standings are ranked based on tiebreaker scenarios. The actual number of points earned is then divided by the number of possible points for each school based on conference-sponsored sports to determine their overall percentage.