Villanova opened a three-game series with Manhattan on May 9, 2014.
Villanova hosted St. Peter's on March 15, 2014.
Villanova defeated St. Peter's in walk-off fashion in its home opener on March 15, 2014.
On Czinege: Unanimous selection to the preseason All-BIG EAST team ... Comes off a breakthrough freshman season and will be a force in the middle of the Villanova lineup ... Very polished at the plate and hits well to all fields ... Should continue to develop his power potential ... One of the top impact players in the BIG EAST.
2014: One of four Wildcats to start and appear in all 50 games ... Started every game at second base ... Batted a team-high .306 with a .353 on-base percentage and .434 slugging percentage, which ranked third on the team ... Went 60-for-196 with seven doubles, three triples and four homes runs ... His 60 hits and 196 at-bats led the team ... His four home runs ranked tied for first while his three triples placed him tied for second ... He finished tied for third with seven doubles ... His 85 total based ranked third on the squad a?b Scored a fourth-best 26 runs and batted in a team-best 38 runs ... Drew 14 walks to add to his .353 OBP ... Stole five bases in eight attempts to tie for tops on the squad ... Led the team with five sacrifice flies ... Ranked second on the team with nine sacrifice bunts ... Led the team with 23 multi-hit games, including five three-hit games and one four-hit game, and 11 multi-RBI games including one three-RBI, four-RBI and five-RBI game ... Tallied his four-hit game against Penn State on May 13 ... Had four-straight multi-hit games from May 10 to May 13 ... Had two three-game streaks of consecutive multi-hit games ... Boasted a .941 fielding percentage with a team-high 123 putouts and 131 assists ... BIG EAST: Batted .225 (16-71) with a .269 on-base percentage and a .324 slugging percentage in league games ... Had seven runs scored and a team-best 15 RBI while hitting a double and two home runs ... Homered in road games at Xavier and Seton Hall.
Rockhurst High School: Earned three varsity letters in baseball ... Earned Missouri All-State honorable mention honors as a senior.
Personal: Born 7/28/94 in Overland Park, Kan. ... Youngest of three children of Michael and Nancy Czinege ... Has two older siblings, Tyler (27) and Megan (25) ... Tyler played college soccer at Trinity University ... Chose to attend Villanova for the combination of the baseball team and the chance to enroll in the Villanova School of Business ... Has yet to declare a major.