NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The University of the Sciences women stand in fifth place in the Restaino Cup standings, while the men are currently ninth, as the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) released the updated standings through the fall season on Tuesday.
The Alfred R. Restaino, Sr. 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 team's finish in both the CACC regular-season and conference tournament. Each school receives a combined point total, and that total is divided by the number of sports that the institution sponsors.
The University of the Sciences women were bolstered by strong performances from both women's tennis and women's cross country, who earned 11.25 and 10 points, respectively.
USciences currently boast an average of 9.08 points, trailing only the top-four of Wilmington (11.31), Georgian Court (11.25), Jefferson (10.69) and Holy Family (10.31). The Devils lead sixth-place Goldey-Beacom (8.63) by nearly half a point.
Women's tennis tied a program record by making its third consecutive appearance in the CACC Semifinals. USciences (5-3 CACC) also tied last season's program record for CACC victories in a season, while their fourth place finish in the league standings also matched last year's program record for a nine-team CACC.
Individually, junior Karla Miletic was voted All-CACC for the third year in a row, joining Victoria Quang as the only Devil in program history to be earn All-CACC honors three times.
Women's cross country placed fifth at the CACC Championship, USciences' third top-five finish in the last four years in the field of 14. The Devils' streak of finishing in the top-half of the Championship is now at 16 years.
Gabby Moss, who sat out last season injured, earned her first career All-CACC honor with a 12th place finish.
Rounding out the University of the Sciences women's point total was volleyball, who earned six. The Devils ended their season with eight overall victories and five CACC wins, both of which were USciences' most since the 2015 season.
The University of the Sciences men currently sport an average of 6.5 points after cross country's (seven points) and golf's (six) performances at their respective CACC Championships.
Men's cross country tied its best finish at the CACC Championship since 2011, placing in a tie for seventh.
Men's golf completed the two-day CACC Championship with a team total of 672, just one stroke behind last year's program record 671.
Leading the way was Mitchel Storb, who a day after tying the fourth best round by a Devil in CACC Tournament history with a 79, shot a 78 to tie the third best round. The junior's total of 157 now only sits behind Eric Jones' 152 in 2015 in the program's record books.
Updated Restaino Cup standings will be released following the conclusion of the winter season.