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Daniel Lauletta, Coordinator of Sports Info
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Wilmington Men’s Athletics Programs Captures Fourth Straight Alfred R. Restaino, Sr. Cup; Women Finish Third

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - New Haven, Conn.

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2012 CACC Tournament Champion men's cross country team. copyright 2013; Wilmington University. All rights reserved.

2012 CACC Tournament Champion women's soccer team. copyright 2013; Wilmington University. All rights reserved.

2013 CACC Tournament Champion baseball team. copyright 2013; Wilmington University. All rights reserved.

For the fourth year in a row the Wilmington University men’s athletics teams captured the Alfred R. Restaino, Sr. Cup for performing the best across the board in conference competition while the women’s athletics teams finished a University best third place rounding out the 2012-13 athletic year.

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 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 CACC currently sponsors six men's sports (Cross Country, Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, Golf and Tennis) and seven women's sports (Cross Country, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Basketball, Lacrosse and Softball).

The regular season champion from each season earned 14 points (14 schools in the CACC) with the Tournament Champion also earning 14 points. The points are then divvied up depending on the order of finish in both the regular season and tournament. The score is than averaged out to give a school its points in the sport, and then averaged out again depending on the number of sports for institution.

The men’s title was led by the cross country, golf and baseball tournament championships while the baseball team also earned 14 points by winning the regular season championship. The men’s soccer team earned 10 points in the regular season and 11.5 points for reaching the semifinals of the tournament to average 10.75 points. The men’s basketball team scored 10 points in the regular season and four points in the tournament even though missing the postseason. The men totaled 59.75 points in five sports for a league high 11.95 average.

The women’s side was led by the women’s soccer regular season and tournament championship, as well as the volleyball team’s regular season South Division Championship. The softball team captured 12 points in the regular season and 11 points for its 2-2 tournament showing. The women totaled 64.75 points for six sports, averaging 10.7917. The third place finish is the best since the women finished fourth during the 2007-08 season.

The award is named after Alfred R. Restaino, Sr., who served the CACC for over 34 years as an athletic administrator and coach. Prior to that, he distinguished himself as a student-athlete at CACC-member Bloomfield College. His dedication and vision helped to forge the CACC as it is today.  


2013-2013 CACC Restaino Cup Standings

Wilmington – 11.95 average points

Dominican – 11.3125
Philadelphia – 10.8333
Bloomfield – 9.85
Chestnut Hill – 9.45
Post – 9.4167
Nyack – 9.40
Concordia – 9.125
Holy Family – 9.00
Felician – 8.70
USciences – 7.95
Caldwell – 7.5625
Goldey-Beacom – 7.3125

Dominican – 11.33 average points
Philadelphia – 11.1071
Wilmington – 10.7917
Georgian Court – 10.75
Caldwell – 10.5417
Holy Family – 10.25
USciences – 9.85
Nyack – 7.625
Post – 7.3571
Chestnut Hill – 6.9643
Bloomfield – 6.90
Goldey-Beacom – 6.667
Concordia – 6.00
Felician – 5.70