Cunningham, Bell, Creighton, Rice, Croonquist, LoCascio and Vigilante Earn All-Conference Honors
Villanova Defeated Orange Earlier this Season
Wildcats Face Friars Before BIG EAST Championship Next Week
Wildcats and Fighting Irish Battle for No. 1 Championship Seed
Wildcats Can Clinch BIG EAST Tournament Berth with Victory
Awards: 2012 First Team All-BIG EAST (unanimous selection)... BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week (Mar. 12)... 2012 All-BIG EAST Preseason Team (unanimous selection)... 2012 Inside Lacrosse Preaseason All-Conference selection... 2011 All-BIG EAST Second Team.
Career: Appeared in 45 games while making 34 starts as a close defenseman... Totals 84 ground balls, 44 caused turnovers and two assists during his Wildcat career... Ranks third all-time with 44 caused turnovers and third all-time averaging .98 caused turnovers per game... Graduates Villanova with a degree in Finance from the Villanova School of Business.
2012: Started in all 15 games as a close defenseman in the Villanova backfield... Collected 28 ground balls, 18 caused turnovers and posted one assist in his senior season... Second on the team with 18 caused turnovers... Fourth on the team with 28 ground balls... Posted one assist vs. Syracuse (Mar. 25)... Ranks third all-time with 44 caused turnovers, averaging .98 caused turnovers per game. BIG EAST: Started all six conference games... Collected 11 ground balls, three caused turnovers and one assist in BIG EAST action.
2011: Started in all 16 games as an integral member of the Villanova backfield... Captured 38 ground balls and caused 18 turnovers for the season... Tied for third on the team with 38 ground balls... Second on the team with 18 caused turnovers... Posted a career-high five ground balls vs. Syracuse (Mar. 26)... Posted a career-high six caused turnovers vs. Drexel (Mar. 1)... Ranks second all-time at Villanova with .87 caused turnovers per game... Acted as Villanova's No. 1 coverage man for the season. BIG EAST: Started in all six conference games... Captured 15 ground balls and eight caused turnovers in BIG EAST play.
2010: Appeared in 14 games while making three starts on defense in his first season as a Wildcat... Tallied an assist vs. Notre Dame (Apr. 3)... Captured 18 ground balls and caused eight turnovers for the season... Fourth on the team in caused turnovers. BIG EAST: Started the last three games of the season vs. Rutgers, Providence and Georgetown... Registered an assist vs. Notre Dame... Tallied eight ground balls and five caused turnovers.
Fairfield University (2009): Appeared in 12 games for the Stags as a freshman... Recorded one assist, 28 ground balls and 9 caused turnovers for the season.
Malvern Prep: Earned four varsity letters for coach John McEvoy at Malvern Prep...Served as team captain as a senior... Led the squad to the state title as a sophomore and Inter-AC titles the other three seasons... Had 105 ground balls, two goals and four assiists as a senior... Named All-State, All-League, All-Main Line and All-Chester County in his final campaign.
Personal: Born July 31, 1989 in Drexel Hill, Pa... Parents are Chuck and Peg Creighton... Has three siblings, Mike, Ryan and Meghan... Father, Chuck, played basketball at Widener University, brother, Mike, was a member of the lacrosse team at Notre Dame while younger brother, Ryan, is on the lacrosse team at North Carolina... Sister, Meghan, will play basketball at Drexel University in the Fall of 2012... Was the high school teammate of Harte Thompson... Enrolled in the Villanova School of Business as a Finance major.