Awards: Two-time Captain... 2011 USILA North/South All-Star Game... 2011 USILA Scholar All-American... 2011 Philadelphia Inquirer Men's Lacrosse Academic All-Area Team... Awarded the 2011 Jim Jones Memorial Award, given annually to the Villanova Lacrosse player who best exemplifies loyalty, courage and dedication both on and off the field.
Career: Three year starter and a two-time captain for Villanova... Appeared in 57 games while making 53 starts as a close defenseman... Tallied 120 ground balls and 34 caused turnovers during his career while posting one goal... Graduates Villanova with a degree in Accountancy from the Villanova School of Business.
2011: Named a 2011 Team Captain... Played and started in all 16 games of the season as a core member of the Villanova backfield... Captured 43 ground balls and 15 caused turnovers for the season... Second on the team with 43 ground balls... Third on the team with 15 caused turnovers... Took five shots... Had a career-high five ground balls vs. Syracuse (Mar. 26) and Providence (Apr. 30). BIG EAST: Started in all six conference matches... Collected 23 ground balls and six caused turnovers in BIG EAST action.
2010: Named a 2010 Team Captain... Only one of three players to start all 15 games for the season... Was a core member of Villanova's defensive unit... Critical member of Villanova's man-down defense which ranked 3rd in the NCAA (0.791)... Captured 27 ground balls and caused 11 turnovers for the season... Third on the team in caused turnovers (11)... BIG EAST Academic Honor Roll... Dean's List. BIG EAST: Tallied 14 ground balls and four caused turnovers in BIG EAST action.
2009: Played and started in all 17 games... Scored one goal for the season vs. Towson (Apr. 8)... Collected 38 groundballs and caused seven turnovers... Had 12 games with at least two ground balls... Grabbed a career-high five ground balls vs. Penn State (Mar. 10). CAA: Started in all six conference matches... Captured 12 ground balls and caused four turnovers in CAA play.
2008: Played in nine games starting five...Recorded 12 ground balls on defense.
Delbarton: Team won the New Jersey Tournament of Champions title in 2005 and 2006...Clinched the MCT Championship title from 2005-07...team secured Non-Public A Championship in 2005, 2006, and 2007....Lacrosse Magazine ranked his squad fifth in the country...earned the `Red' Green Fighting Spirit Award.
Personal: Born December 25, 1988... Son of Mark and Mary Ficke... Oldest of three children... Has a brother, Matt (20), and a sister, Emily (17)... Father, Mark, competed in the high hurdles event at Rutgers and mother, Mary, was a member of the diving team at Rutgers... High school teammates T.J. O'Donnell, Nick Doherty and Billy Hurley are also members of the Villanova lacrosse team... Chose to attend Villanova based on the school's combined success in academics and athletics... Enrolled in the Villanova School of Business as an Accounting major.