Jenkins Announces He Will Return to Villanova
Kris Jenkins, who capped his 2015-16 season with a 3-point basket to decide the national championship game, announced on Monday night that he has withdrawn his name from the early entrant pool of candidates for the NBA Draft.
Curran Named BIG EAST Co-Midfielder of the Year
Villanova's Jack Curran (Fair Haven, N.J.) was named Co-Midfielder of the Year, this is his first major conference award. He is joined on the first team by junior attacker Jake Froccaro (Sands Point, N.Y.), both were unanimous selections. Senior defenseman John Moderski (Philadelphia, Pa.), junior attack Devin McNamara (Lutherville, Md.), and freshman midfielder Joey Froccaro (Sands Point, N.Y.) were named to the 2016 All-BIG EAST Second Team.
Wildcats to be Honored with John Wanamaker Award in June
It was announced this week that the Villanova Wildcats are to be the 2016 recipients of the John Wanamaker Award on June 22 at the Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia.
Wildcats to Visit Purdue in Gavitt Tipoff Games
The Big East and Big Ten Conferences announced the pairings for the 2016 Gavitt Tipoff Games on Tuesday. Defending NCAA champion Villanova visits Purdue on Monday, Nov. 14.
Wildcats Place Eighth at the 2016 BIG EAST Championships
The Villanova golf team concluded play at the 2016 BIG EAST Men's Golf Championship on Tuesday afternoon as the Wildcats shot 310 as a team during the final round, giving VU a 926 (+62) three-day total. Villanova finished in eighth place.
Villanova Alum Sam McEntee Qualifies For 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio
Countrymen and former Villanova track & field teammates Sam McEntee (Perth, Australia) and Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) ran in the same section of the 5000 meters at the Payton Jordan Invitational on Sunday night at Stanford, where McEntee registered a qualifying time for the upcoming Summer Olympics and Tiernan came within less than a second of the Olympics standard. McEntee is a 2015 graduate from Villanova, while Tiernan is a senior on the current roster whose personal best time on Sunday night puts him second on this season's NCAA performance list.
Moderski and Froccaro named to BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll
During the final game of the regular season on Saturday the Wildcats defeated Providence by a final of 14-7. With the win Villanova will be the No. 3 seed in BIG EAST Championship Presented by Jeep this week and will take on No. 2 Marquette on Thursday, May 5th.
Dana Morris and Kate Poppe Named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll
Sophomore infielder Dana Morris and senior pitcher Kate Poppe were named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll this week as announced by the conference office Monday.