CAA Release

RICHMOND, Va. -- University of Delaware senior Marc Oliveri was named to the All-Colonial Athletic Association Men's Golf Second Team while sophomore Mark Benevento was selected to the CAA All-Academic Team as the league announced its all-conference honors on Tuesday.

Oliveri (Lancaster, Pa./Conestoga Valley) competed in all 11 tournaments for the Blue Hens this season, leading the team with a 73.36 average round, the third lowest in UD men's golf history. He posted three top-10 finishes on the year, and was the individual medalist at the season-opening Alex Lagowitz Memorial Invitational hosted by Colgate on Sept. 3-4.

Oliveri was also Delaware's top finisher by tying for sixth place at the Villanova Wildcat Invitational with an even par 69-73-142, and by placing seventh at the CAA Championship with a three under par 71-68-74-213. He appeared in 29 tournaments in his career, averaging 75.90 shots per round.

Benevento (Somers Point, N.J./St. Augustine Prep) carries a 3.204 grade point average as an entrepreneurship and technology innovation major at Delaware. He participated in nine invitationals for the Blue Hens this season, ranking fifth on the squad with a 74.91 stroke average. Benenvento tied for 10th place at the Finegan Invitational with a four over par 73-75-148, and recorded two other top-20 finishes on the year.

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