The Royals Cap A Great Season

Photo courtesy of Vancouver Sports Pictures
Photo courtesy of Vancouver Sports Pictures

The PACWEST Aggregate Championship Trophy is awarded each year to the institution with the most accumulated points by each of the teams they field over the course of the competitive season.

Points are determined by the number of teams in a selected sport. For example there are seven teams playing in women’s basketball. The institution that finishes in first place during the regular season receives seven points. The second place team receives six points and so on. The institution that finishes with the PACWEST gold medal receives six additional points, followed by four points for the silver medalists and two for the bronze.

The points for each of the sports the PACWEST currently competes in, basketball, volleyball, soccer and golf are then combined to give an institution a total amount of points.

It was an absolutely outstanding year for the Douglas Royals as they claim their first PACWEST Aggregate Trophy since 2007-2008. Their teams medaled in both genders in soccer, basketball and volleyball and they compiled 60 points over the seven sports their student athletes competed in. Their title snaps an 11 year run by the VIU Mariners.

The Royals swept first place points in women’s basketball, volleyball and soccer. They received third place points in men’s basketball and soccer and scored points for men’s volleyball and golf.

During the PACWEST Championships the Royals tallied first place points in both women’s and men’s soccer, men’s basketball and women’s volleyball as they each won gold. They then recorded third place points for women’s basketball and men’s volleyball.

The VIU Mariners scored the second highest point total this season, collecting 49 total points, with the Capilano Blues finishing third.