SOMERSET, N.J.- The Caldwell University Athletics Department earned the Collegiate Athletic Administrators of New Jersey (CAANJ) Division II Cup for a third straight year for their outstanding athletic accomplishments during the 2018-19 year.
Caldwell Athletics as a department had another outstanding year on the field and in the classroom in 2018-19. The Cougars won two conference championships in women’s soccer and bowling, earning both programs a trip to their respective national tournaments. For women’s soccer, the 2018 conference title was their second in three seasons and their third in the last six seasons, while the bowling team captured their first conference championship in only their fifth year as a varsity program at Caldwell.
The Cougars earned two major award winners last season as bowling’s Jenna Rapach (Hazleton, Pa.) was selected as the East Coast Conference Rookie of the Year and later earned ECC Tournament Most Outstanding Bowler honors. The department featured eight all-region players, including the first women’s lacrosse player in program history to be recognized. Caldwell earned a total of 18 all-conference honorees, including 17 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference All-League players with seven being named to the first team. The department also featured a combined totaled 37 all-academic honorees between the CACC and ECC as well as one CoSIDA Google Cloud Third Team Academic All-American.
The Caldwell Athletics Department was honored at the annual CAANJ Awards Luncheon on Thursday, October 24 at the FairBridge Hotel in Somerset, New Jersey.