Mt. San Antonio claims CCCAA title for 2021-22 NATYCAA Cup; Riverside City and Sierra complete top three

2021-22 NATYCAA Cup
2021-22 NATYCAA Cup

2021-22 CCCAA NATYCAA Cup: Overall Standings l Scoring by Sport
NATYCAA Standings: State Association Daktronics Cup l Learfield Cup

SACRAMENTO – Sparked by five countable state championships among its eight top-three finishes overall, the Mt. San Antonio College athletic program once again reigns supreme after capturing its eighth consecutive NATYCAA Cup all-sports championship among CCCAA schools. Additionally, the Mounties captured the State Association Divisions Daktronics Cup contested between the CCCAA and the Northwest Athletic Conference and were runner-up in the Learfield IMG Sports Directors Cup competition among all two-year schools in the country.

Mt. San Antonio was presented with its awards during the NACDA Convention in Las Vegas this week. 

The NATYCAA Cup is being awarded for the first time since the 2018-19 athletic year after the pandemic disrupted the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons. The Mounties tallied 180 points among its 10 countable sports, beating runner-up Riverside City (153.0), Sierra (146.0), Orange Coast (139.0) and American River (129.0) in the top five. Saddleback (124.0), Fresno City (122.5), San Joaquin Delta (180.5), West Valley (107.5), Hartnell (105.0) and Ventura (100.0) round out the top 11 teams, all of them scoring in impressive triple-digits. 

Colleges are awarded points based on their teams’ final positions in post-conference competition with state championships worth the most points (20). Each college’s top-five men’s and top-five women’s team results count toward the school’s overall point total. Complete standings, scoring criteria, and history of the NATYCAA Cup is available on the CCCAA website, http://cccaasports.org/NATYCAA/index. This year's complete CCCAA standings are also available above.

“Being able to crown a NATYCAA Cup champion and have so many strong finishes is the icing on the cake of having a full return to sports,” said Jennifer Cardone, Executive Director. “Congratulations to the Mounties for capturing another title but also to all of our teams for delivering exciting competition throughout the year.”

Mt. SAC used first-place finishes in women’s cross country, men’s soccer, wrestling, men’s track and field, and women’s track and field to build a dominant foundation in its scoring total while posting a runner-up showing in men’s cross country, a third-place in softball and a tie for third place in women’s soccer. The Mounties also captured the CCCAA Wrestling Dual Team Championship, which is not included in the NATYCAA scoring.

Riverside, which was also runner-up in 2018-19 had another strong athletic year, winning the baseball state championship while finishing second in football and women’s track and field while also placing third in women’s cross country and fourth in men’s. Sierra moved up a spot from its fourth-place showing in the most recent race, putting together especially strong finishes among its women’s teams where it tallied 88.5 points. A state championship in men’s swimming added strong points as well.

Riverside City, Sierra and Orange Coast followed Mt. SAC in the Daktronics Cup standings. Thirteen of the top 15 finishers were from the CCCAA. Riverside was eighth for the Learfield Cup while Sierra was ninth and Orange Coast 11th.

Altogether, 85 of the CCCAA’s 110 programs (77.2 points) tallied points toward the NATYCAA Cup. 

NATYCAA is the professional organization of two-year college athletic administrators and membership is open to all two-year institutions throughout the country. The NATYCAA Awards were designed to recognize and reward overall program excellence at the two-year college level. The criterion for the State Association’s division was developed by the CCCAA in conjunction with the California Community College Sports Information Association (CCCSIA).

 

2021-22 CCCAA NATYCAA CUP (Final Standings)

PL

School

Pts.

 

PL

School

Pts.

 

PL

School

Pts.

1.

Mt. San Antonio

180.0

 

31.

Moorpark

53.5

 

61.

Canada

19.0

2.

Riverside City

153.0

 

T32.

San Mateo

53.0

 

62.

Taft

18.0

3.

Sierra

146.0

 

T32.

Reedley

53.0

 

T63.

Foothill

17.0

4.

Orange Coast

139.0

 

34.

Santa Barbara City

52.0

 

T63.

Los Medanos

17.0

5.

American River

129.0

 

35.

Chabot

48.5

 

65.

San Jose City

15.5

6.

Saddleback

124.0

 

36.

Feather River

48.0

 

T66.

Merritt

15.0

7.

Fresno City

122.5

 

37.

Butte

45.0

 

T66.

West Hills Lemoore

15.0

8.

San Joaquin Delta

108.5

 

38.

Grossmont

44.5

 

T68.

L.A. Mission

14.5

9.

West Valley

107.5

 

39.

Santa Rosa

44.0

 

T68.

Oxnard

14.5

10.

Hartnell

105.0

 

40.

Fullerton

43.5

 

T68.

Solano

14.5

11.

Ventura

100.0

 

41.

Santa Ana

41.5

 

T68.

MiraCosta

14.5

12.

Long Beach City

97.0

 

42.

Citrus

38.0

 

72.

Santa Monica

13.5

T13.

Cuesta

93.0

 

43.

West Los Angeles

37.5

 

73.

Monterey Pen.

13.0

T13.

Bakersfield

92.5

 

44.

Ohlone

36.0

 

T74.

Chaffey

8.5

15.

Modesto

91.5

 

T45.

Cosumnes River

31.5

 

T74.

Columbia

8.5

16.

Cerritos

90.5

 

T45.

Merced

31.5

 

T74.

Contra Costa

8.5

17.

Canyons

89.5

 

47.

East Los Angeles

31.0

 

T74.

Yuba

8.5

18.

Sequoias

86.5

 

48.

Clovis

29.5

 

T74.

Lassen

8.5

19.

San Diego Mesa

81.0

 

T49.

Rio Hondo

28.0

 

79.

Allan Hancock

7.5

20.

DeAnza

79.0

 

T49.

San Diego City

28.0

 

80.

Victor Valley

6.0

21.

Irvine Valley

78.0

 

51.

Sacramento City

27.5

 

81.

L.A. Valley

5.5

22.

Diablo Valley

77.0

 

52.

Cabrillo

27.0

 

T82.

Shasta

4.0

23.

El Camino

75.5

 

53.

San Bernardino Valley

25.5

 

T82.

L.A. Harbor

4.0

24.

Desert

73.5

 

T54.

Redwoods

24.0

 

T84.

Southwestern

2.5

25.

Cypress

70.0

 

T54.

Antelope Valley

24.0

 

T84.

Marin

2.5

26.

Golden West

68.0

 

T56.

Las Positas

23.0

 

     

27.

Palomar

67.5

 

T56.

Napa Valley

23.0

 

     

28.

Folsom Lake

66.5

 

58.

Santiago Canyon

22.0

 

     

29.

Glendale

58.5

 

59.

Skyline

21.0

 

     

30.

San Francisco

57.0

 

60.

Cuyamaca

21.0