NEW HAVEN, Conn. (November 27, 2018) -- Wilmington University sits atop the fall standings for the 2018-19 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Alfred R. Restaino, Sr. Cup for Men's Sports, as announced on Tuesday by Commissioner Dan Mara. The Wildcats sit in first place following the completion of all fall championships with a score of 13.1667. Wilmington is in familiar position, as the Wildcats have won the last nine Restaino Cups for men's sports.
The point system used for the award takes into account each athletic program’s finish in both the 2018-19 CACC regular season contests and conference tournaments. Each institution receives a combined point total and the sum is then divided by the number of sports the institution sponsors. The award is named after the late Bloomfield College Director of Athletics and Head Coach Alfred R. Restaino, Sr., who served a vital role in not just the school's athletic department but also in the formation of the CACC.
The CACC will announce updated men's standings following the completion of the winter season in late March, and will then announce the final standings following the spring season in late May.
WilmU's score of 13.1667 was aided by the men's cross country program claiming the CACC title for the third time in the last four seasons, while the men's soccer team won the conference's regular season title and reaching the final of the league tournament. The men's golf team also helped the Wildcats to the top spot with a third-place showing at the CACC Championship back in early October.
Rounding out the top three in the Restaino Cup standings included Post University (2nd, 12.0833) and Georgian Court University (3rd, 11.5000).
Post's placing was bolstered by its men's soccer team claiming the CACC Championship, while the golf team earned runner-up honors at the league tournament. GCU earned the third-place spot after it men's cross country team placed fourth at the CACC Championship, and its men's soccer team advanced to the semifinals of the league playoffs.
2018-19 CACC ALFRED R. RESTAINO, SR. CUP STANDINGS FOR MEN'S SPORTS (Following Fall Season)
1. Wilmington University (13.1667)
2. Post University (12.0833)
3. Georgian Court University (11.5000)
4. Jefferson (10.0833)
5. Bloomfield College (8.8750)
6. Chestnut Hill College (8.2500)
7. Dominican College (7.000)
T8. Concordia College (6.9167)
T8. Felician University (6.9167)
10. University of th Sciences (6.5000)
11. Holy Family University (6.3750)
12. Goldey-Beacom College (5.8333)
13. Nyack College (5.5000)
14. Caldwell University (5.3750)
ABOUT THE CACC
The Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference is an NCAA Division II Conference composed of 14 institutions in Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. The member institutions are Bloomfield College, Caldwell University, Chestnut Hill College, Concordia (N.Y.) College, Dominican (N.Y.) College, Felician University, Georgian Court University, Goldey-Beacom College, Holy Family University, Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University), Nyack College, Post University of Waterbury, University of the Sciences, and Wilmington University.