Philadelphia, PA- Philadelphia University closed out the fall season and began winter sports with nods to two freshmen.
PhilaU freshman outside hitter Leanna Lillge garnered her sixth and final ‘Rookie of the Week’ title after earning ‘Rookie of the Year’, as voted on by the conference’s coaches. She averaged 4.14 kills/5.14 digs in two CACC Tournament matches. Lillge helped the Rams to a CACC Semifinal appearance.
Bursting onto the CACC hoops scene was PhilaU freshman guard Nick Christian, who was named ‘Rookie of the Week’ in the inaugural week for basketball awards. Christian led all scorers with 18 points in a 67-60 loss to Kutztown in the Rams home-opener. He also recorded three rebounds and three assists in his collegiate debut.