Two of the Villanova players who helped the Wildcats earn the program's first NCAA Tournament berth, Miguel Polley and Shane Bradley, were honored by the NSCAA.
Jalen Brunson and Josh Hart combined for 47 points Tuesday night to help lift No. 1 Villanova past La Salle 89-79 at the Palestra.
For the second time in as many seasons, Villanova is ranked as the No. 1 team in America. The Wildcats next face La Salle Tuesday night at the Palestra.
In women’s basketball on Monday evening, the Villanova Wildcats outscored Lehigh by a 19-2 margin in the fourth quarter to cruise to a 59-37 win.
The field for the 2017 Jimmy V Classic was announced on Dec. 5 and it includes the Villanova Wildcats, who will meet Gonzaga for the first time next December at Madison Square Garden.
A late field goal in the closing minutes of play proved to be the decisive margin in a tight defensive battle and No. 9 Villanova (9-4) saw its terrific season come to an end in a 10-7 loss to No. 7 South Dakota State (9-3) at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The difference in the game was a 40-yard field goal kicked by Jackrabbits redshirt freshman Chase Vinatieri with 1:21 to play. On their final possession following the field goal, the Wildcats turned the ball over on downs at their own 32-yard line with 41 seconds remaining.
Darby Goodwin and Jake Hoin were named the BIG EAST Swimming and Diving Athletes of the Week, which were announced in the conference’s press release on Monday.
Villanova field hockey head coach Joanie Milhous has announced the addition of six new members to their program. The Class of 2021 has signed their National Letter of Intent to play field hockey for Villanova.
Lehigh is the only Patriot League Conference member on Villanova’s 2016-17 schedule. In the history of the program, Villanova owns a 23-7 all-time record versus teams that currently make-up the Patriot League. The 23-7 includes 7-1 vs. Lehigh; 5-1 vs. Lafayette; 2-2 vs. Holy Cross, 2-0 versus American, Bucknell and Navy and 3-3 against Loyola (Md).
Villanova started the 2016-17 indoor track & field season on a strong note with eight individual victories at the Jack Pyrah Invitational on Saturday afternoon. Junior jumper Courtney Caldwell (Trenton, N.J.) recorded a new personal best in winning the triple jump and the Wildcats also claimed first place finishes in the long jump, three sprint events and three distance races. Villanova also tallied a win in the 4x400 meter relay in Saturday's home meet at Alumni Gym on the Haverford campus.
Josh Hart recorded his first career triple-double (16 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists) to help lead Villanova past Saint Joseph's 88-57 on Saturday at the Pavilion.
The Villanova swimming and diving program turned in impressive performances this past weekend at the USA Swimming AT&T Winter Nationals in Atlanta, Ga.
Sophomore thrower Henry Sise (Hawthorn Woods, Ill.) finished first in the shot put and Villanova registered a total of nine top-three finishes at the Jack Pyrah Invitational on Saturday afternoon. The first meet of the 2016-17 indoor season was a good one for the Wildcats, who had athletes competing in eight different at Alumni Gym on the Haverford campus. Villanova hosted the first of three home meets this season and had seven different athletes make their official collegiate debuts during the competition.