By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – For years up at Delaware Valley College, most of the stories of athletic excellence at this time of year have been reserved for the outstanding wrestling program on campus. Well, that squad remains among the elite in the country, but these days they have some company on the ladder of success.
The Del Val men’s basketball team is 17-7 and riding a nine-game winning streak. The 17 wins have already tied the school record for a single season and with a victory on the road on Saturday against FDU-Florham, the Aggies will clinch the number one seed for the upcoming Freedom Conference tournament.
Casey Stitzel is the head coach of this Delaware Valley College squad and two seasons ago he led he led them to their first ever Freedom Conference title and berth in the NCAA Tournament. This season, Del Val got off to a rather pedestrian 5-5 start and sat at 8-7 before they started this winning streak.
Listen to Matt Leon’s interview with Casey Stitzel: