NEW HAVEN, Conn. – After winning four Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) championships during the 2015-16 school year, the Philadelphia University women won their third straight CACC Alfred R. Restaino Cup on Thursday. The Ram men came in fourth.
The Alfred R. Restaino, Sr. Cup (formerly called the Commissioner's Cup) is an annual award given to the CACC men's and women's athletic programs that perform the best across the board in conference competition. The point system used for the award takes into account each athletic program's finish in both the 2015-16 CACC regular season and conference tournament. Each institution receives a combined point total and is then divided by the number of sports the institution sponsors.
The winner of the Restaino Cup for the sixth time, the Philadelphia women averaged 11.5625 points. Caldwell took second with a score of 10.6875, while Wilmington (Del.) had the third-place average of 10.2917.
Women's lacrosse, women's basketball, and women's cross country all brought home the maximum 14 points. Lacrosse won the regular season and conference title and basketball claimed the southern division title and the conference championship. Cross country was the winner of the CACC Championship Meet.
After finishing sixth in the regular season standings for nine points, women's soccer won the CACC Tournament to average 11.5 points. Women's volleyball averaged 12.75 points as the team won the southern division and reached the semifinal of the conference tournament.
Women's track scored 12 points with a third-place finish at the CACC championship. Women's tennis had 9.25 points, while softball recorded 5 points.
The Philadelphia men were led by the basketball team's 13 points after the team finished second in the southern division and was the CACC Tournament runner-up. Baseball came in fourth during the regular season and reached the final game of the conference tournament for 12 points.
Tennis' run to the CACC Tournament semifinal as the number three seed earned the men 11.75 points. Soccer tallied 9.5 points after finished fifth in the standings and qualifying for the conference tournament.
Track scored 9 points, cross country added 7 points, and golf brought home six points.
The men finished with an average of 9.75 points. Wilmington won the Restaino Cup with 11.55 points.