Froccaro and Curran Named USILA All-Americans
Senior Jake Froccaro and graduate student Jack Curran were named to the USILA All-American Team, as announced this morning. Froccaro was named to the Second Team while Curran was an Honorable Mention. This is the second year both have been named All-American, last season both earned Honorable Mentions on the 2016 team.
Men’s Golf Announces 2017 Recruiting Class
Head men’s golf coach James Wilkes has announced that Reb Banas and Matthew Barnes will join the Villanova golf team for the 2017-18 season.
Ville Lampinen Places Seventh in Quarterfinal Heat of 800 Meters
Sophomore Ville Lampinen (Vantaa, Finland) wrapped up a strong collegiate season with a seventh place finish in his national quarterfinal heat of the 800 meters at the Kentucky Outdoor Track & Field Complex on Friday evening. Lampinen was a qualifier for the NCAA East Preliminary meet for the second straight season and was one of six on-time qualifiers for the quarterfinal round of the 800 meters after advancing out of the national first round on Thursday evening.
Siofra Cleirigh Buttner Heads to NCAA Championships in 800 Meters
After running the fastest 800 meter race of her collegiate career, junior Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) is headed to the NCAA Championships as the top qualifier from the national quarterfinal heats run during the NCAA East Preliminary at the Kentucky Outdoor Track & Field Complex on Friday evening. Cleirigh Buttner crossed the finish line in a blistering 2:02.11 to win her heat and lead the 12 qualifiers from the East region who will compete at the national championships next month.
Wetzel and Lampinen Advance at NCAA East Preliminary
Redshirt freshman Logan Wetzel (Saline, Mich.) and sophomore Ville Lampinen (Vantaa, Finland) each advanced out of their national first round heats at the NCAA East Preliminary at the Kentucky Outdoor Track & Field Complex on Thursday evening. Wetzel was an automatic qualifier for the quarterfinal heats of the 1500 meters and Lampinen advanced on time to the quarterfinals of the 800 meters.
Trio of Wildcats Advance to Quarterfinals at NCAA East Preliminary
The first day of competition at the NCAA East Preliminary was a good one for Villanova, as three Wildcats advanced to the national quarterfinal round of their respective events at the Kentucky Outdoor Track & Field Complex on Thursday evening. Junior Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) is a quarterfinal qualifier in the 800 meters, while sophomore Nicole Hutchinson (West Vancouver, B.C.) and senior Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) each advanced out of the first round of the 1500 meters. Also on Thursday night, sophomore Bella Burda (Pleasant Valley, N.Y.) ran in a national semifinal heat of the 10000 meters and finished in 15th place out of 46 runners.
Casey Comber Earns Capital One Academic All-District Honors
Redshirt freshman distance runner Casey Comber (Maple Glen, Pa.) was recognized on the Capital One Academic All-District 2 squad which was announced on Thursday afternoon. The recognition includes accolades from cross country as well as the indoor and outdoor track & field seasons, and Comber will now move on to the national ballot for Capital One Academic All-America consideration.
Bella Burda Earns Capital One Academic All-District Honors
Sophomore distance runner Bella Burda (Pleasant Valley, N.Y.) was recognized on the Capital One Academic All-District 2 squad which was announced on Thursday afternoon. The recognition includes accolades from cross country as well as the indoor and outdoor track & field seasons, and Burda will now move on to the national ballot for Capital One Academic All-America consideration.