CACC Top XVI Award


The CACC Top XVI Award is modeled after the NCAA Elite 90 Award and is a direct product of the CACC Strategic Plan. The Top XVI 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. And beginning with the 2017-18 year, the honor was changed to the Top XVI Award to recognize the 16 league championships as men's lacrosse was added as a title sport this spring. 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.

2013-14 Top XIV Award Winners
2014-15 Top XV Award Winners
2015-16 Top XV Award Winners
2016-17 Top XV Award Winners

2017-18 CACC Top XVI Honorees

Men's Golf - Shea Murphy, Goldey-Beacom College (3.86 GPA, Sport Management)
**Competed in G-B's top five at the CACC Golf Championship.


Women's Tennis - Abbygail Gamarnik, University of the Sciences (3.98 GPA, Biology/Pre-Dental)
**Second-straight Top XV/XVI Award. 

Men's Cross Country - Taurai Augustin, Holy Family University (3.97 GPA, Biology)
**Won third CACC Top XV/XVI Award overall, and second-straight in cross country; earned All-CACC status in 2017 by finishing among top-15 runners at conference championship.

Women's Cross Country - Kylie Jones, Georgian Court University (4.0 GPA, Exercise Science)
**Finished 16th at 2017 CACC Women's Cross Country Championship.

Women's Soccer - Sophie Woods, Goldey-Beacom College (4.0 GPA, Business)
**Regular starter for CACC semifinalists.

Men's Soccer - Suhail Bismilla, Goldey-Beacom College (3.97 GPA, Business)
**2017 CACC Men's Soccer Goalkeeper of the Year.

Volleyball - Gianna Pesognelli, Holy Family University (3.95 GPA, Criminal Justice)
**2017 All-CACC Second-Team honoree.

Men's Basketball - Michael Fox, University of the Sciences (3.96 GPA, Pharmacy)
**Two-time CACC All-Academic Team honoree.

Women's Basketball - Tina LeBron, Caldwell University (3.98 GPA, Psychology)
**Played in every game, averaging 7.6 ppg.

Men's Tennis - Oskar Haedicke, Jefferson (3.93 GPA, International Business)
**Earned Second-Team All-CACC honors in 2018.

Men's Lacrosse - Brandon Razler, Georgian Court University (3.82 GPA, Business Administration)
**Logged 14 goals and 29 points in helping to lead the Lions to the inaugural CACC Men's Lacrosse Championship.

Women's Lacrosse - Hunter Leckonby, Chestnut Hill College (4.00 GPA, Psychology)
**Helped guide the Griffins to their second appearance in the CACC Final in the last three seasons.


Softball - Brianna Rotunno, Post University (3.98 GPA, Criminal Justice)
**Played a utility role for the Eagles as a pitcher and fielder, as Post reached the CACC playoffs.

Men's Track & Field - Finn Reese, Nyack College (4.00 GPA, Business Administration)
**Earned the Men's Track & Field Top XVI Award for the second-consecutive season.

Women's Track & Field - Kylie Jones, Georgian Court University (4.00 GPA, Exercise Science)
**Second Top XVI Award of the 2017-18 season, as she also earned the honor in women's cross country during the fall.

Baseball - Corey Pic, Dominican College (3.95 GPA, Business Management)
**Named to the 2016 All-CACC Second Team as a pitcher.