On Mulvey: Top prospect for the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft ... Rates as one of the best professional prospects in the Big East and one of the top pitchers in the nation ... Mainstay in the rotation since his freshman year ... Possesses an overpowering fastball and biting slider ... Curveball and offspeed pitches are much improved ... Outstanding presence on the mound ... At his best in big-game situations ... Fields his position well.
Career: As talented a pitcher as any who have worn the Villanova uniform ... Came to the Wildcats after being drafted out of high school by the St. Louis Cardinals ... Started in all 41 games of his career ... Tied for second in school history with 222 strikeouts ... That total is the most ever by a Villanova pitcher over three seasons ... Threw the eighth no-hitter in school history during his sophomore season ... Had eight complete games total ... Logged 244.0 innings pitched and held the opposition to a .264 batting average against him ... Issued 96 walks compared to 222 strikeouts ... Owned a walk-to-strikeout ratio of 51-to-161 over his final two seasons ... Had a career record of 14-16 with a 4.43 ERA.
2006: All-Big East second team selection ... Philadelphia Diamond Five Pitcher of the Year ... Named to Philadelphia Diamond Five team ... Big East Co-Pitcher of the Week on April 17 ... Chosen for the league's weekly honor roll on February 20 ... Diamond Five Pitcher of the Week on April 3 and April 17 ... Listed as one of the top 30 professional draft prospects by Baseball America ... Consensus choice as one of the top professional prospects in the Big East ... Held down the top spot in the team starting rotation ... Tied for the team lead with 14 starts ... Registered five complete games ... Logged 92.1 innings pitched, three away from setting a single-season school record ... Allowed 91 hits and held opponents to a .254 batting average ... Struck out 88 batters while issuing just 22 walks ... Owned a team-best 3.61 ERA despite a 3-8 record ... Villanova was shutout in three of his losses and scored just one run in two others ... Those games included back-to-back 1-0 defeats against Rutgers and Connecticut ... Struck out a career-high 11 batters in a complete-game against Rutgers ... Endured a four-game stretch in which he received just five runs of support over 30 innings pitched ... Held left-handed hitters to a miniscule .214 average against him ... Allowed only 35 percent of leadoff hitters to reach base ... Owned a 1.48 groundball-to-fly ball ratio ... Made nine starts in Big East games and completed four of them ... Averaged better than seven innings per start ... Had a 3.39 ERA against league foes but had just a 1-6 record.
2005: Third-team All-Big East selection ... Threw a no-hitter against Connecticut on March 26 ... Struck out six, walked three and needed just 77 pitches and 81 minutes to complete the game ... Started 12 games on the season and went 4-4 with a 4.52 earned run average ... In 71.2 innings pitched, allowed 75 hits, 49 runs, 36 earned, walked 28 and struck out 73 ... Led the team in strikeouts and was second in innings pitched ... Started eight Big East conference games and completed three of them ... Compiled a 3-4 record and 4.33 ERA against conference opponents ... Had the best ground-ball ratio on the time, inducing 51 outs in the air and 81 on the ground ... Villanova was 6-5-1 in his 12 starts ... The opposition hit .270 against him during the season, but he stepped up in key situations ... Opponents batted just .225 against him with runners in scoring position and just .162 with two outs and runners in scoring position ... Following the collegiate season, was chosen to pitch in the Cape Cod League for the second straight summer ... Compiled a 3-3 record and 2.73 ERA in 52.2 innings pitched for the Harwich Mariners ... Struck out 53 batters and allowed just 39 hits, holding opposing hitters to a .209 average.
2004: Made 15 starts and compiled a 7-4 record with a 5.29 ERA; Logged 80.0 innings and struck out 61 batters ... Allowed 82 hits and 47 earned runs while issuing 45 bases on balls ... Gave up just two home runs ... Opposition batted .270 against him ... The only one of Villanova's top three starters to have a winning record in conference play ... Went 4-2 with a 5.96 ERA against Big East foes ... Averaged 6.3 innings per start in his final four appearances, and was 4-0 with a 4.32 ERA in that span ... That stretch included a seven-inning, four-hit, eight strikeout, no earned runs outing against Penn State ... Also notched Big East wins against Pittsburgh, Georgetown and Rutgers during that stretch.
Bishop George Ahr High School: Earned four varsity letters in baseball and three in basketball ... Received first team All-Area and All-State honors in both his junior and senior seasons ... Named a High School All-American by Collegiate Baseball in 2003 ... Struck out 100 batters and posted a 0.88 ERA as a senior ... Finished his high school career with 250 strikeouts ... Also a .320 batter as a high school player ... Was a 34th-round pick of the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2003 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft before choosing to sign with Villanova.
Personal: Liberal arts major ... Older of two children of Thomas and Carole Mulvey ... Has a sister Erin (18) ... Born 5/26/85 in New Brunswick, N.J.