Seniors Chosen 26th and 63rd Overall in Collegiate Draft Friday Night
LoCascio, Rice, Cunningham and Karalunas Ready for National Team Selections
Foursome Will Compete for Spots on Team USA for 2014 FIL World Championship
Karalunas and Cunningham Make All-Star Appearances Tonight
Rice and LoCascio are Villanova's 11th and 12th Men's Lacrosse Players to Earn All-America Status
Awards: 2012 Team Captain... 2012 USILA Honorable Mention All-American... 2012 BIG EAST Attack Player of the Year... 2012 First Team All-BIG EAST (unanimous selection)... 2012 Tewaaraton Trophy Nominee... 2012 Preseason BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year... 2012 Villanova Team MVP... BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week (Feb. 20, 2012)... Unanmious selection to the 2012 All-BIG EAST Preseason Team... 2012 Inside Lacrosse Second Team Preseason All-American... 2012 Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-Conference selection... 2011 All-BIG EAST First Team... BIG EAST Honor Roll (Feb. 28, Mar. 21, Apr. 25, 2011)... 2011 All-BIG EAST Preseason Team... 2010 PhillyCollegeSports.com Division I Team... 2010 All-BIG EAST Second Team... BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week (March 8th, 2010)... 2009 CAA All-Rookie Team.
Career: Appeared in 57 games while making 48 starts on attack... Tallied 69 goals, 81 assists and 150 points during his career... Captured 56 ground balls and seven caused turnovers... Ranks fourth all-time with 81 assists... Ranks fourth all-time averaging 2.63 points per game... Ranks 5th all-time with 150 points... Ranks fifth all-time averaging 1.42 assists per game... 14th all-time with 69 goals... Currently playing professionally with the Hamilton Nationals of Major Leauge Lacrosse... Graduates Villanova with a degree in Economics from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
2012: Named a 2012 Team Captain... Drafted as the 19th overall selection in the 2012 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft by the Boston Cannons... Appeared in all 15 contests as a starter on the Villanova attack... Posted 21 goals, 22 assists and 43 points during his senior season... Collected 13 ground balls... Ranked third in the BIG EAST with 22 assists... Third in the BIG EAST averaging 2.87 points per game... Tied for 10th in the BIG EAST averaging 1.40 goals per game... Led Villanova 43 points and 22 assists... Second on the team with 21 goals... Second on the team with six man-up goals... Matched a career-high seven points vs. Lehigh (Feb. 18)... Posted a career-high five goals vs. Lehigh (Feb. 18). BIG EAST: Started all six conference games... Posted a team-high eight goals, 12 assists and 20 points in BIG EAST action... captured seven ground balls and posted two man-up goals.
2011: Appeared and started in 13 games on attack... Posted 24 goals, 21 assists and 45 points during his junior campaign despite missing three games due to injury... Captured 18 ground balls and four caused turnovers... Led the team in points (45) and assists (21)... Second on the team with 13 goals... Led the team with eight man-up goals... Posted a career-high seven points via four goals and three assists vs. Drexel (Mar. 1)... Led the BIG EAST averaging 3.46 points per game... Third in the BIG EAST averaging 1.62 assists per game... 15th in the NCAA averaging 3.46 points per game... 19th in the NCAA averaging 1.62 assists per game. BIG EAST: Appeared in four conference matches, missing two to injury... Posted three goals, five assists and eight points in BIG EAST play... Captured six ground balls and two caused turnovers.
2010: One of only three players to start all 15 games... Ranked 10th in the NCAA in assists per game (1.87)... Ranked second in the BIG EAST in assists per game (2.00)... Third in the BIG EAST in points per game (3.00)... Averaged 1.00 goals per game, 2.00 assists per game and 3.00 points per game... Registered 15 goals, 30 assists and 45 points for the year... Captured 13 ground balls and caused three turnovers for the season...Tallied a career-high six points (2g, 4a) vs. Binghamton (Mar. 2)... Registered points in 13 games... Captured two 5-point games vs. Fairfield (Mar. 6) and St. John's (Apr. 17)... Notched four 4-point games vs. Penn State (Mar. 9), Notre Dame (Apr. 3), Lehigh (Apr. 20) and Georgetown (May 8)... Led the team in points (45) and assists (30). BIG EAST: Tallied eight goals and eight assists off of 21 shots in the conference... Notched two man-up goals and five ground balls.
2009: Played in 14 games with 5 starts... Recorded 9 goals and 8 assists... Scored in games vs. Lehigh, Towson, Drexel, Robert Morris and Hofstra...Captured 12 groundballs.
Kellenberg: All-League lacrosse 2007 and 2008... Earned four varsity letters in lacrosse... Earned three varsity letters in basketball... Has 65 career goals and 50 assists... Honor roll all four years... Member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences as an Economics major... Parents are Kevin and Cathy Cunningham... Has two sisters, Courtney and Katie... Sister, Courtney, played basketball and lacrosse at Drew University from 2002-2006 and Katie currently plays basketball at Scranton... Mother played basketball at Molly College... Born April 25, 1990.