Villanova: Rugby style punter who is expected to serve as the team's punter in 2010; Possesses a strong accurate leg; Very good at placing the ball inside the 20-yard line; Will battle for playing time in the Wildcat secondary.
2009: Served as the team's punter in all 15 games and tallied 59 punts for 2,244 yards (38.0 yards per punt), including 23 placed inside the 20-yard line and five punts of 50 yards or longer; Had five punts for 185 yards (37.0 avg.) including two inside the 20 at Temple; Recorded two punts for 74 yards against Lehigh; Totaled five punts for an average of 38.0 per punt at Penn; Posted three punts for 102 yards (34.0 avg.) including his first career 50 yard punt (51 yards) versus Northeastern; Had five punts for 223 yards (44.6 avg.) against William & Mary; Credited with six punts for 213 yards (35.5 avg.) at New Hampshire; Tallied five punts for an average of 39.8 including four punts inside the 20-yard line at JMU; Registered two punts for 65 yards versus Rhode Island; Recorded five punts for 182 yards (36.4 avg.) at Richmond; Had two punts for a career-best average of 50.0 yards per punt including a career-long 61 yard effort at Towson; Posted two punts for 92 yards versus Delaware; Totaled three punts for 116 yards (38.7 avg.) versus Holy Cross in first round of NCAA playoffs; Had three punts for 77 yards against New Hampshire in NCAA quarterfinals; Had the best game of his career versus William & Mary in NCAA semifinals when he had a career high eight punts for a career-best 301 yards, including six punts inside the 20-yard line and a long punt of 59 yards; Posted three punts for 125 yards (41.7 avg.) including a 53-yard effort versus Montana in the National Championship game.
2008: Had two solo tackles and one assisted stop versus Colgate in the first round of the NCAA playoffs.
Cardinal Mooney High School: First team All-Steel Valley Conference; First team All-North Eastern Ohio; Honorable Mention All-State; Three-year letterwinner in football; Member of the 2004 and 2006 state championship football team; National Honor Society in 2006 and 2007; Two-year letterwinner in track & field; Earned MVP honors at the Steel Valley Conference Track & Field Meet; Qualified for track & field regional in the high jump, long jump and 4x400 meter relay; Earned All-State honors as a member of the 4x400 meter relay team.
Personal: Communications major; Born 6/24/88 in Youngstown, Ohio; One of five children of Anthony Scarnecchia and Elaine Wanat.