Rolle is coming off a sensation junior season where he tied for the lead in all of FCS football in interceptions with seven to go with 63 total tackles which ranked fourth on the team. He also recorded two defensive touchdowns last year, including a 100-yard interception return and a three-yard fumble return. For his efforts last season, Rolle was named first team All-CAA and a first team All-American by Hero Sports.
The tryouts will be held July 10-12 at the new U.S. national teams training center at US Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks, Maryland.
"We are excited to welcome these nine student-athletes to Villanova University, and to our program. They were very enthusiastic throughout the recruiting process, and we are certainly looking forward to working with them in the Fall," stated Simpson.
Rhinehart, who just a week ago earned Gatorade Player of the Year in the state of Washington, will bring a lot of experience to the mound at Villanova.
One of the top pitchers in program history became the latest Villanova draft pick on Tuesday afternoon when the Tampa Bay Rays selected left-handed pitcher Hunter Schryver in the seventh round of this year’s Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Schryver was chosen with the 199th overall pick early in the seventh round of the draft. He is the 68th selection all-time from the Wildcats and the first player in program history to be drafted by the Rays.
This is the second consecutive year that a Wildcat has been recognized on the Academic All-Area squad. In order to be considered for the honor, student-athletes must have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.2 or higher in addition to being a significant contributor to their teams.
Fresh from the program's first ever NCAA Tournament bid in 2016, the Villanova Wildcats are focused on making further gains in 2017. A trip to Spain and Germany this month is designed to aid in that preparation.
Junior Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) and sophomore Nicole Hutchinson (West Vancouver, B.C.) were named honorable mention All-Americans for the outdoor track & field season in an announcement Monday afternoon by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The pair represented Villanova at the NCAA Championships last week, where they competed in the 800 meters and the 1500 meters, respectively.