By Mel Greenberg
PHILADELPHIA – Thanks to the shocking upset of Holy Family at home earlier this season by Goldey-Beacom, a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) showdown will occur Wednesday night at 6 p.m. when the Tigers (19-3, 16-1) are hosted by University of Sciences (20-4, 15-2), which is on a school-record 14-game win streak.
Both teams are assured home sites when the playoffs begin but Wednesday’s game is for top honors in the Division II CACC Southern Division.
Philadelphia University (13-11, 9-8) is in fourth.
Stockbower In Elite Company
She didn’t win player of the year – that honor went to Johns Hopkins’ Lyndsay Burton of the regular season champion Blue Jays – but Kathryn Stockbower became the only the second player in Centennial Conference history to make the all-first team in each of her four seasons.
The other player who achieved the feat was also a Garnet – Heather Kile.
Stockbower recently set the NCAA Division III career record for double doubles, which stands at 83.
The only local team in the Centennial playoffs is Ursinus, which as the No. 5 seed, travels to No. 4 Franklin & Marshall 7:30 p.m. Wednesday night with the winner advancing against No. 1 Johns Hopkins on Saturday at 3 p.m.
Middle-Atlantic Conference Honors
Widener placed Lil Carney and Kate Delligner on the All-Commonwealth First Team along with Alvernia’s Angela Altemoose, while Albright’s Jessica McGinness made the second team in Division III.
Alvernia, the fourth seed, meets No. 1 Lebanon Valley at 6 p.m. Wednesday night. No. 3 Widener meets No. 2 Messiah, the host, at 7 p.m.
In the Freedom Conference, Eastern did not make the playoffs but Shatne Jones made the first team and Bekah Roland made the second team along with Emily Soper of Delaware Valley, which also missed the postseason.
Neumann University’s Katie Young was named player of the year in the Colonial States Athletic Conference, formerly known as the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference in Division III, while her mentor Frank Farnese, was named coach of the year.
Young made the first team along with Gwynedd-Mercy’s Kristy McGrath and Immaculata’s Chelsea McTigue.
Gwynedd-Mercy's Brittany Neill and Immaculata’s Chrissy Esbensen made the second team.