Froccaro Named Tewaaraton Trophy Nominee
Villanova junior attack Jake Froccaro (Sands Point, N.Y.) has been selected as a nominee for the 2016 Tewaaraton Award, given to the most outstanding player in collegiate lacrosse. Froccaro joins 24 other college lacrosse standouts on the official list of nominees release by The Tewaaraton Foundations on Friday, April 29th.
Errors Haunt Wildcats in 9-3 Loss to Creighton
Three Wildcat errors led to five unearned runs and the Villanova baseball team could not overcome the early mistakes in a 9-3 loss to Creighton on Friday afternoon.
Men's Preview: Wildcats Ready for 122nd Running of Penn Relays
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There is no one way to define the incredible legacy of the Villanova track & field programs, but as good a place as any to start is the Wildcats unrivaled history at the Penn Relays. It is Penn Relays week at long last, and the 122nd running of the world's most historic track meet will add another chapter to Villanova's long-standing tradition at Franklin Field. One of the many things to look forward to this year is the induction of the Wildcats 1966 distance medley relay team to the Penn Relays Wall of Fame on the 50th anniversary of their historic win.
Shanice Grant Advances to Championship Heat of 100 Meter Hurdles at Penn Relays
Senior sprinter Shanice Grant (Kingston, Jamaica) and junior thrower Caroline Hamilton (Nottingham, Pa.) had two of the stronger individual performances for Villanova during competition at the Penn Relays on Friday afternoon. Grant advanced to the championship in the 100 meter hurdles and Hamilton finished fourth in her section of the javelin. Earlier in the day at Franklin Field, the Wildcats made headlines by winning the Championship of America race in the 4x1500 meter relay.
First Pitch against Creighton Moved Up to 2:15 PM on Friday Afternoon
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With a threat of rain and damp conditions in the forecast, the first pitch of Friday afternoon's series opener between Villanova (15-25, 3-6 BIG EAST) and Creighton (27-9, 5-1 BIG EAST) has been moved up to a 2:15 p.m. start at the Villanova Ballpark at Plymouth. The remainder of the series is currently set for 2:15 p.m. on Saturday and 1:15 p.m. on Sunday. Any further schedule changes, if necessary, will be announced at a later time.
Wildcats Place Third in Women's Distance Medley Relay at Penn Relays
Freshman Sammy Bockoven (Hudson, Ohio) made her debut at the Penn Relays as the anchor of a Villanova lineup that placed third in the Championship of America distance medley relay at Franklin Field on Thursday evening. Sophomores Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland), Sidney Hayes (Spring Grove, Pa.) and Rebecca Del Rossi (Canton, N.Y.) preceded Bockoven and the Wildcats finished with a time of 11:21.77.
2016 Wildcats Coaching Staff Is Set
The Villanova 2016 Men's Soccer staff is already at work on the upcoming season. Assistant coach Mark Fetrow and volunteer coach Kevin McMullen are on board working with head coach Tom Carlin and assistant coach Mike Montross.
Jake Froccaro named Student-Athlete of the Month
Villanova men's lacrosse attacker Jake Froccaro has been named by the Office of Academic Support as the Student-Athlete of the Month for March as a result of his accomplishments both in athletic competition and academically.