The Philadelphia University Lady Rams won the 2009-10 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Alfred R. Restaino Sr. Cup for the second straight year – given annually to the institutions that perform the best in both the men’s and women’s teams across the board in CACC-sponsored sports.
The award is based on a point system that takes into account each team’s finish in both the CACC regular season and conference tournament. Each school receives a combined point total, and the total is then divided by the number of sports the institution sponsors.
PhilaU won the women’s cup with 11.9 points composed of a cross country team championship, advancing to the volleyball tournament championship match and securing berths to the soccer, tennis, basketball, softball and lacrosse conference tournaments. Additionally, the Lady Rams were the number two seed in the South Division in the CACC Basketball Tournament and the soccer team tied Georgian Court University for the regular-season championship in the fall.
“Winning the CACC Restaino Cup for the women for a second straight year is an absolute honor for the University and our student athletes. We have developed a level of winning and consistency that has become highly respected not only within the conference, but within Division II, as well,” said Tom Shirley, director of athletics and women’s basketball head coach. “We will proudly display the Restaino Cup in our trophy case during the 2010-11 academic year with aspirations of retaining it for a third straight year.”