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A Message from the Director of Athletics, Vince Nicastro

Dear Student-Athlete:

Let me take this opportunity to welcome you to the Villanova Wildcat family. As a student-athlete at Villanova University, you will be experiencing some of the most exciting and productive times of your life. All of us who represent the University are committed to making your overall experience a rewarding one.

As you know, success in competition and in the classroom has been the trademark of Villanova student-athletes. This tradition of excellence has spanned many years, and we are thoroughly committed to providing you with the opportunity to carry it forward. We encourage you to take full advantage of the opportunities and experiences that will be made available to you.

In addition, we want you to take great pride in representing Villanova. This means developing an understanding of the academic and athletic tradition and demonstrating a strong sense of responsibility to uphold it. We ask that you represent Villanova University with class, dignity, and pride at all times - not just when you are wearing blue and white.

With this in mind, we have developed this handbook as a resource for you to use throughout your collegiate career. It will provide you with a wealth of information about the University and the Athletics Department. The handbook is designed not only to help you understand what is expected of our student-athletes, but also to explain what you should expect from the Athletics Department. Information regarding the operation of the Athletics Department and who to contact with particular questions or concerns is provided for your convenience.

Remember that our staff is here to assist you in your drive toward success on and off the playing area. Please take advantage of the people and resources available to you.

Vince Nicastro
Director of Athletics