RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician College senior Christie Calandrillo (Lincoln Park, N.J./Morris Catholic) has been honored as the winner of the 2014 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Top XV Award for women's soccer. The award recognizes the participant among the four teams in the semifinals with the highest cumulative grade-point average.
Calandrillo, a 5-foot-3 defender, was presented her award during the CACC Championship Banquet on Wednesday in Prospect, Conn.
The CACC Top XV Award is modeled after the NCAA Elite 89 Academic Recognition Program. Both honors are meant to recognize the true essence of the student-athlete by citing an individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition in his/her sport while also achieving the highest academic standards among his/her peers.
Calandrillo owns a perfect 4.000 GPA after 91 credits while majoring in psychology. She is the second Felician student-athlete, and first female, to win the CACC Top XV award in its two-year history. Award winners must be a least a sophomore academically and athletically.
Calandrillo and the No. 5 seed Golden Falcons were defeated, 1-0, by No. 1 seed Philadelphia University during Thursday's semifinal round of the CACC Tournament.
Felician College, the Franciscan College of New Jersey, is a liberal arts, coeducational Catholic college founded in 1942 and sponsored by the Felician Sisters. True to its mission, Felician College welcomes a diverse student population and embraces its educational needs. With campuses in Lodi and Rutherford, New Jersey, Felician College currently enrolls more than 2,100 students and offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate programs, in the classroom and online, in the arts and sciences, business and management sciences, health sciences and teacher education. Felician College also sponsors 13 varsity intercollegiate sports that compete at the NCAA Division II and National Collegiate levels.