The CACC Top XV Award is modeled after the NCAA Elite 90 Award and is a direct product of the CACC Strategic Plan. The Top XV Award is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the CACC championships. In order to be considered, the student-athlete must be at least a sophomore in academic and athletics standing as well as a member of the active roster. In the event of a tie, it is broken by the total number of credit hours earned. The award debuted in the 2013-14 season, and was named the Top XIV Award after the 14 championship sports the CACC offered. The award changed to the Top XV in 2014-15, as the conference expanded its championship offerings to 15 sports with the addition of men's track & field. Prior to the 2016-17 season, the CACC commissioned Royal Rooster Design to create a logo specific to the Top XV Award. The new logo appears to the right of the article. The logo appears on all promotional materials and the glass award presented to each winner at the respective CACC Championship banquets.
2016-17 CACC Top XV Honorees
Women's Tennis - Abbygail Gamarnik, University of the Sciences (4.0 GPA, Biology/Pre-Dental)
**Ranked among her team's leaders in singles victories.
Men's Cross Country - Taurai Augustin, Holy Family University (4.0 GPA, Biology)
**Won second CACC Top XV Award, as he also garnered the honor at the 2016 Men's Track & Field Championship.
Women's Cross Country - Emily Brand, University of the Sciences (4.0 GPA, Pharmacy)
**Letterwinner on Devils' women's cross country team.
Women's Soccer - Sienna Smith (4.0 GPA, Biology)
**Named to 2016 CACC Women's Soccer All-Tournament Team.
Men's Soccer - Felix Gercke, Georgian Court University (4.0 GPA, Business)
**Helped guide GCU to the 2016 CACC Men's Soccer Championship in just the program's fourth season as a varsity team.
Volleyball - Rachael Neilan, Bloomfield College (3.96, Math Education)
**Helped guide Bloomfield to a 21-win season and a trip to the CACC Championship semifinals.
Men's Basketball - Mike Louden, Philadelphia University (3.99, Business)
**Won the men's basketball Top XV Award for the third-consecutive year.
Women's Basketball - Kristen Drogsler, Caldwell University (3.90, Health Science)
**2017 Women's Basketball Player of the Year.
Men's Tennis - Ludvig Henrikson, Post University (3.96, Finance)
**Played a majority of the season at No. 1 doubles for the Eagles.
Men's Golf - Nick Nguyen, Philadelphia University (3.86, Engineering)
**Won men's golf Top XV Award for the second-straight year.
Women's Lacrosse - Kaitlin Iavecchia, Chestnut Hill (3.97, Education)
**Helped Griffiins reach championship weekend for the second-straight year.
Softball - Marissa Cammarano, Post University (3.98, Sport Management)
**Won the softball Top XV Award for the third-consecutive year.
Women's Track & Field - Sienna Smith, Holy Family University (4.00, Biology)
**Won her second Top XV Award of the year, also winning the award in women's soccer.
Men's Track & Field - Finn Reese, Nyack College (4.00, Business Administration)
**Two-sport standout for Nyack, including competing on the men's soccer team.
Baseball - Joseph Monaghan, Chestnut Hill College (3.85, Accounting)
**Starting center fielder and pitched for 2017 CACC Finalist.