The team is voted on by the sports information offices of 30 institutions from the Philadelphia metropolitan area.
Abbonizio, a 2016-17 selection, was also voted the 2017-18 Performer of the Year. She becomes the fourth Devil to earn the honor, joining Leah Shumoski (2005-06), Shelby Rance (2005-06) and Melissa Rotz (2010-11).
This is the third academic honor Abbonizio has received this year, as she was also named CoSIDA Academic All-District and earned a spot on her third consecutive Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) All-Academic Team.
Currently in the first professional year of University of the Sciences' Doctor of Physical Therapy program, she boasts a 3.838 GPA and has earned Dean's List Honors in all seven of her semesters.
On the court, the senior guard became the program's third-ever CACC Player of the Year and helped lead USciences to its second consecutive CACC South title and Tournament Championship. The Devils would go on to reach their first-ever Sweet 16 and East Region final, with Abbonizio collecting All-East Regional honors.
She would cap her spectacular season, which also included CACC Student-Athlete of the Month honors in December, with First Team All-East Region honors.
Abbonizio ranked fifth in the CACC at 15.9 points per game. Her 540 points this season ranked fifth in the program's single-season annals.
She ends her career eight all-time with 1,299 career points, as well as third with 167 3-pointers and fourth with an 82.6 free throw percentage. She was on the court for a program-record 88 wins during her four years as a Devil.
Currently sporting a 3.399 GPA, Gregorits will graduate this spring with a degree in Pharmaceutical Healthcare and Business. He is a five-time Dean's List Honoree and earned a spot on the CACC All-Academic Team in 2016-17.
Gregorits became just the sixth Devil in program history to earn All-CACC accolades multiple times in a career after begin voted to the Third Team in 2017-18. He led the team as he averaged a near double-double of 15.1 points and 9.6 rebounds, numbers that ranked 15th and second in the conference, respectively.
He also ranked ninth in the league in both field goal percentage (49.2) and free throw percentage (78.5), as well as 13th in blocks per game (0.7).
Gregorits led a rebounding attack that recorded a +8.1 rebounding margin, ninth in the NCAA and second all-time in CACC history.
He ends his career sixth in program history with 847 career rebounds and 12th all-time with 1,484 career points.
2017-18 PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER ACADEMIC ALL-AREA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM
|Sarah Abbonizio||USciences||Sr.||Physical Therapy||West Chester, Pa.|
|Sierra Berkel||Haverford||Sr.||English||Flushing, N.Y.|
|Lauren Legler||Neumann||Sr.||Early & Special Education||Stone Harbor, N.J.|
|Tiera Pendletown||Lincoln||Sr.||Biology/Health Sciences||Baltimore, Md.|
|Samantha Wetzel||Haverford||Sr.||Economics||Sicklersville, N.J.|
Performer of the Year: Sarah Abbonizio
2017-18 PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER ACADEMIC ALL-AREA MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM
|Jalen Burnson||Villanova||Jr.||Communication||Lincolnshire, Ill.|
|Will Chapman||Immaculata||Sr.||Accounting||Wilmington, Del.|
|Will Gregorits||USciences||Sr.||Pharm. Healthcare & Bus.||Burke, Va.|
|Matt Penecale||West Chester||Jr.||Exercise Science/Physics||Jenkintown, Pa.|
|Cam Wiley||Swathmore||Jr.||Pre-major||Atlanta, Ga.|
Performer of the Year: Jalen Brunson