Maryland finishes 17th in Directors' Cup

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Maryland finished 17th in the final Directors’ Cup standings, producing its best finish in at least a decade ever, according to the school.

The department, which benefited in the standings from national runner-up results from men’s and women’s lacrosse in the spring, was 28th in both 2009 and 2010:

2001: 40th
2002: 44th
2003: 22nd
2004: 24th
2005: 28th
2006: 27th
2007: 40th
2008: 52nd
2009: 28th
2010: 28th
2011: 17th

Maryland athletic director Kevin Anderson will receive $5,000, per the terms of his contract. Anderson receives the bonus if Maryland produces a top-30 finish.

As for how some the rest of the ACC plus Georgetown and George Mason (and members of their respective conferences) fared, read on:

ACC

5. Duke
6. North Carolina
7. Virginia
9. Florida State
17. Maryland
45. Virginia Tech
47. Clemson
51. Miami
59. Georgia Tech
64. Boston College
67. N.C. State
74. Wake Forest

BIG EAST

18. Notre Dame
34. Louisville
40. West Virginia
44. Connecticut
50. Villanova
55. Georgetown
61. Syracuse
86. South Florida
94. St. John’s
T-96. Marquette
113. Providence
T-123. Pittsburgh
140. DePaul
T-150. Cincinnati
158. Rutgers
T-238. Seton Hall

COLONIAL

T-96. William & Mary
99. Old Dominion
T-114. James Madison
121. Delaware
122. George Mason

126. Virginia Commonwealth
T-131. Hofstra
T-190. UNC Wilmington
T-199. Towson
T-238. Georgia State
276. Drexel

Patrick Stevens

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