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 Top XVI Award Winners

2018-19 CACC Top XVI Honorees

Men's Golf - Nick Franchi, Jefferson (3.96 GPA, Law & Society)
**Competed in Jefferson's top five at the CACC Golf Championship.

Women's Tennis - Karla Miletic, University of the Sciences (4.00 GPA, Physics)
**Earned First-Team All-CACC honors in 2018 for the third-consecutive season.

Women's Cross Country - Kendall Fitzgerald, Post University (3.98 GPA, Biology)
**Won the CACC individual championship for the third-consecutive season.

Men's Cross Country - Greg Dawson, Jefferson (3.91 GPA, Accounting)
**Finished 43rd at the CACC Men's Cross Country Championship.

Women's Soccer - Macie Pennington, Caldwell University (4.00 GPA, Biology)
**Logged 1 goal & 3 assists in helping to lead the Cougars to the 2018 CACC Championship.

Men's Soccer - Dimitrios Topouzlis, Wilmington University (3.98 GPA, Finance)
**Started all 18 matches he played in, and helped lead WilmU to the 2018 CACC Regular Season Championship.

Women's Volleyball - Jillian Boyle, Holy Family University (4.00 GPA, General Education/Special Education)
**Named to 2018 CACC Women's Volleyball All-Conference Second Team as a Libero.

Men's Basketball - Tariq McKenith, Bloomfield College (3.60 GPA, Undecided)
**Started 15 games at guard during the season for the Bears, including in the 2019 CACC Championship Final vs. Dominican.

Women's Basketball - Michaela Giuliani, University of the Sciences (3.98 GPA, Biology)
**Named CACC Defensive Player of the Week during the season.