Wildcats Pick Up Second Straight Big 5 Win at Saint Joseph's Saturday
In the win, Louin played 39 minutes and scored a season high 26 points on a 10-16 shooting from the field and a 5-8 effort from the free throw line. Quinn had 15 points and a team high eight rebounds.
Marcus O'Sullivan Inducted to Athletics Ireland Hall of Fame
Villanova men’s track & field head coach Marcus O’Sullivan was inducted to the Athletics Ireland Hall of Fame on Wednesday morning at the Irish Life Health National Athletics Awards. He earned the top honor at the annual awards ceremony while surrounded by some of the most legendary figures that have been a part of the Wildcats storied track & field history. Also honored as part of the Hall of Fame festivities was fellow Villanovan and O’Sullivan’s one-time coach, Donal Walsh. The inductions and other annual awards were presented by Athletics Ireland at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Northwood.
Siofra Cleirigh Buttner is Athletics Ireland U23 Athlete of the Year
Junior track & field and cross country runner Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) was recognized on Wednesday as the Athletics Ireland U23 Athlete of the Year. An awards ceremony was held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Northwood in Dublin where the country’s top athletics performers during the past year were recognized. Cleirigh Buttner had earlier been selected as one of three finalists for the U23 Athlete of the Year honor.
Villanova Downs La Salle in Big Five Opener
In women’s basketball action on Wednesday, Nov. 30, the Villanova Wildcats tallied a 52-49 home win over the La Salle Explorers. With the victory, the Wildcats improve to 2-4 overall and 1-0 in Big Five play, while La Salle falls to 3-4 on the year and 0-2 in City Series action.
Villanova Athletics Programs Among Nation’s Best in Graduation Success Rate
A new set of data on the Graduation Success Rates (GSR) of Division I athletics programs was released earlier this month and Villanova continues to rank among the best in the nation in this measure of academic performance. Even as Graduation Success Rates nationwide make a steady increase, the Wildcats consistently remain ahead of the curve when compared to the national averages.
Soccer Smarts Helped Wildcats Reach New Heights
Villanova earned its first NCAA College Cup Tournament bid in 2016. Head coach Tom Carlin and the returning Wildcats are already looking ahead to the new vista of 2017.
Wildcats Post Big Five Victory at Penn 82-57
Villanova converted its first six field goal attempts, including a trio of 3-pointers from Kris Jenkins, and went on to post an 82-57 victory over Penn (2-3) Tuesday night.
Andy Talley and Austin Calitro Preview Second Round of NCAA FCS Playoffs
During the CAA Football Teleconference on Monday, Villanova head coach Andy Talley and senior linebacker Austin Calitro gave their thoughts on the Wildcats’ win against Saint Francis (PA), and how the team is preparing for a road trip to South Dakota State in the Second Round of the NCAA FCS Playoffs.