After finishing 12th in the National Alliance of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA) standings for California community colleges, Irvine Valley recently found itself ranked high on another NATYCAA list.
The Lasers placed 14th in the 2018 NATYCAA Cup Results for the State Associations Division with 96 points.
This list included colleges on the West Coast.
Mt. San Antonio was first with 175 points, Sierra came in second with 153.5 points, San Joaquin Delta was third with 149.5 points, Orange Coast came in fourth with 148 points, Fresno City was fifth with 144 points, Cerritos placed sixth with 143.5 points, Riverside and American River tied for seventh with 142.5 points, Community Colleges of Spokane was ninth with 141.5 points and Santa Rosa placed 10th with 101.5 points.
Santa Barbara City took 11th with 100.5 points, Everett Community College finished 12th with 99.5 points, Ventura was 13th with 98.5 points, Irvine Valley came in 14th with 96 points and Walla Walla Community College was 15th with 95.5 points among the top 25 schools listed.
The Lasers had finished 12th among 109 community college athletic programs in the state last month.
IVC was competitive with the top schools in the state, most that include football and more than the 13 sports that Irvine Valley offers.
First established in 2003-04 the NATYCAA Cup recognizes the outstanding overall programs in two-year colleges from throughout the entire country. Each college is allowed to score points from their top-five programs per gender in the highest level of competition within their division. Each sport is treated equally so that the champ ion of each sport earns 20 points towards their NATYCAA Cup total. Second place finishes earn 19 points, third place earns 18 points, etc.
The Lasers placed 12th with 96.0 points. IVC started with 8.5 points in the fall from the men's soccer team that finished second in the Orange Empire Conference and made a run to the semifinals of the So. Cal. Regional playoffs.
The IVC women's volleyball team then scored the maximum 20.0 points by going 27-0 and winning the second state title in school history.
Irvine Valley's women's golf team also had a strong run into the state tournament and scored 9.5 points.
During the winter season, Irvine Valley's women's basketball team stared the Orange Empire Conference title and made its second-ever trip to the state tournament, garnering 14.5 points.
And then during the spring season, IVC had its men's volleyball team make the state tournament, its women's badminton team place among the top four teams in the state, its women's volleyball team win a conference title and contend for a team state title, along with both the men's and women's tennis teams go deep in the playoffs. The IVC women's tennis team reached the semifinals of the So. Cal. Regional Playoffs.
Men's volleyball scored 10.0 points, women's badminton also claimed 10.0 points, women's beach volleyball scored 10.0 points, men's tennis came through with 8.5 points and the women's tennis team finished with 14.5 points for the Lasers.
Now in its 30th year, NATYCAA is the professional organization of two year college athletics administrators and membership is open to all two year institutions from throughout the country. NATYCAA is administered by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), which is in its 53rd year.
For more information on NACDA and the 17 professional associations that fall under its umbrella, please visit www.nacda.com.
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