20 Wildcats Earn A Spot On The League's All-Academic Team
Villanova faced William & Mary at Zable Stadium in a road CAA contest on October 18, 2014.
Villanova opened the 2014 season against FBS and ACC member Syracuse at the Carrier Dome on August 29, 2014.
Meet the key players for the Wildcats on defense and in the kicking game heading into the 2014 season.
Villanova: Expected to handle the punting duties for the second straight season; Possesses a strong leg; Has the ability to get great hang time on his punts.
2014: Served as the team’s punter in all 14 games and registered 53 punts for an average of 39.4 yards per punt, including seven punts of 50 yards or longer and 14 punts downed inside the 20-yard line; Tallied three punts for an average of 44.0 with all three punts being downed inside the 20-yard line at Syracuse; Punted once for 37 yards versus Fordham; Averaged 43.3 yards on three punts, including a 50-yard effort against JMU; Registered four punts for 162 yards (40.5 avg.) versus Penn; Had three punts for 88 yards, including a 50-yard effort at Maine; Punted a season-high seven times for an average of 39.9 versus Rhode Island; Placed two of his five punts inside the 20-yard line and averaged 33.4 yards per punt at William & Mary; Had one punt for 33 yards versus Morgan State; Posted six punts for 277 yards for a career-best average of 46.2, including a career-long 64-yard effort at Richmond; Recorded four punts for an average of 43.2 yards per punt versus Towson; Punted once for 30 yards against Albany; Registered four punts for 145 yards (36.2 avg.) at Delaware; Totaled six punts for 250 yards (41.7 avg.) with two punts going 50 or more yards versus Liberty in the NCAA playoffs; Had five punts for an average of 37.4 yards per punt versus Sam Houston State in the NCAA quarterfinals.
2013: Saw limited playing time.
Northern Highlands High School: Two-Time first team all-league punter ... First team all-county punter ... Team captain ... Played in the North vs. South Jersey All-Star Game ... Second team all-league kicker ... Earned three letters in football and baseball.
Personal: Born 5/25/94 in Melbourne, Australia ... One of six children of Stuart and Leanne Hinchen ... Has a sister that runs track at William & Mary ... Father played Australian Rules Football for 13 years... Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.