John LoCascio
John LoCascio

Player Profile
Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Fairfield, N.J.

High School:
West Essex Regional

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 190

Position:
Defense

Birthdate:
11/25/1991

Awards: | 2014: Two-time Captain... 2014 USILA First Team All-American... 2013-14 BIG EAST Men's Lacrosse Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award Winner... 2014 BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year... 2014 Senior CLASS Award First Team All-American... 2014 First Team All-BIG EAST (unanimous selection)... 2014 BIG EAST Championship All-Tournament Team... 2014 Tewaaraton Trophy Nominee... 2014 Senior CLASS Award Finalist... 2014 USILA Scholar All-American... 2014 Capital One Third Team Academic All-American... 2014 CoSIDA Academic All-District Team... BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (Feb. 17, Mar. 10, Mar. 24, Apr. 14)... BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week (Mar. 31)... Chosen as the 26th pick in the 2014 MLL Collegiate Draft by the Rochester Rattlers... 2014 Preseason BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year (unanimous selection)... 2014 Preseason All-BIG EAST First Team selection (unanimous selection)... 2014 Inside Lacrosse Preaseason First Team All-American... 2014 Inside Lacrosse Preaseason All-Conference selection... Named to the 98 player US Lacrosse Tryout Pool for the 2014 FIL World Championships and just one of eight current NCAA players to earn an invitation. | 2013: 2013 USILA Third Team All-American... 2013 BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year... 2013 First Team All-BIG EAST (unanimous selection)... 2013 BIG EAST Championship All-Tournament Team... 2013 Philadelphia Inquirer Men's Lacrosse Academic All-Area Performer of the Year... BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week (Apr. 8, 2013)... BIG EAST Honor Roll (Mar. 18, Apr. 22, 2013)... 2013 Villanova Most Valuable Player... 2013 All-BIG EAST Preseason Team selection. | 2012: 2012 Philadelphia Inquirer Men's Lacrosse Academic All-Area Team... 2012 BIG EAST Championship All-Tournament Team... 2012 Second Team All-BIG EAST... BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week (Apr. 9, 2012).

Career: Appeared in 61 games of his career while making 28 starts as part of the Villanova defense... Has missed only one game in his four-year career due to injury during his junior season... Collected 241 ground balls and caused 123 turnovers through four seasons... Registered eight goals and 21 assists for 29 points... Ranks 2nd all-time at Villanova with 123 career caused turnovers, ranks 2nd all-time averaging 2.02 caused turnovers per game, tied for 4th all-time in games played (61), tied for 5th all-time with 241 ground balls, 10th all-time averaging 3.95 ground balls per game and 15th in total minutes played (1,811).

2014: 2014 Team Captain... Appeared in all 16 games while making 13 starts as both a LSM and defenseman... Collected 77 ground balls and caused 36 turnovers... Registered five goals and 13 assists for 18 points... Went 4-of-12 (.333) from the faceoff X... Ranks 5th in the NCAA averaging 2.25 caused turnovers per game...Ranks 7th in the BIG EAST averaging 1.33 assists per game in conference contests... Ranks 4th in the BIG EAST averaging 0.17 game-winning goals in conference games... Tied a career-high three points with a goal and two assists vs. Georgetown (Mar. 26) and matched that performance vs. Rutgers (Apr. 12)... Tied a career-high two assists vs. Georgetown (Mar. 26) and Rutgers (Apr. 12)... Matched a career-high nine ground balls vs. Lehigh (Feb. 16)... Tallied a career-high one man-up goal vs. Maryland (Mar. 14) and Princeton (Mar. 18)... Ranks 4th in single-season records averaging 2.25 caused turnovers per game. BIG EAST: Appeared in all six conference contests while making four starts... Grabbed 26 ground balls and caused 14 turnovers in conference action... Registered two goals and eight assists for 10 points in BIG EAST games... Matched a career-high three points via one goal and two assists in games vs. Georgetown (Mar. 26) and Rutgers (Apr. 12)... Ranks 7th in the BIG EAST averaging 1.33 assists per game in conference contests... Ranks 4th in the BIG EAST averaging 0.17 game-winning goals in conference games...Named to the BIG EAST Championship All-Tournament Team for the third straight year after collecting nine ground balls, causing four turnovers and providing one assist in games vs. Marquette (May 1 - Semifinals) and Denver (May 3 - Final).

2013: 2013 Team Captain... Appeared and started in 14 games on defense... Missed one game due to injury... Collected 85 ground balls and 53 caused turnovers... Registered two goals and six assists for eight points... Went 1-for-2 (.500) from the faceoff X... Ranked 1st in the NCAA in 2013 averaging 3.79 caused turnovers per game... Ranked 20th in the NCAA averaging 6.07 ground balls per game... 3rd in the BIG EAST averaging 6.07 ground balls per game... 4th in the BIG EAST averaging 7.17 ground balls per game in BIG EAST contests... 2nd on the team with 85 ground balls... 1st on the team with 53 caused turnovers... Tallied a career-high three points via a goal and two assists vs. Providence (Apr. 27)... Registered a career-high two assists vs. Providence (Apr. 27)... Collected a career-high nine ground balls vs. Drexel (Feb. 26) and Georgetown (Apr. 3)... Caused a career-high seven turnovers vs. Delaware (Mar. 2)... Ranks 2nd all-time at Villanova with 87 career caused turnovers... Ranks 2nd all-time at Villanova averaging 1.93 caused turnovers per game... Ranks 12th all-time at Villanova averaging 3.64 ground balls per game... 2nd all-time at Villanova in single season records averaging 3.79 caused turnovers per game in 2013... 3rd all-time at Villanova in single season records with 53 caused turnovers in a season... 12th all-time at Villanova in single season records averaging 6.07 ground balls per game. BIG EAST: Appeared and started in all six conference contests... Grabbed 43 ground balls and caused 22 turnovers in BIG EAST action... Registered one goal and three assists... Tallied points vs. Georgetown (Apr. 3) and Providence (Apr. 27)... 4th in the BIG EAST averaging 7.17 ground balls per game in BIG EAST contests... Named to the BIG EAST Championship All-Tournament Team after collecting 10 ground balls, causing six turnovers and providing two assists vs. Georgetown (May 2 - Semifinals) and Syracuse (May 4 - Final).

2012: Appeared in all 15 games as a long-stick midfielder... Posted 65 ground balls, 28 caused turnovers, one goal and one assist on the year... Went 2-of-6 (.333) from the face-off X... Posted his first career points vs. Bucknell (Feb. 25), Syracuse (Mar. 25) and Providence (Apr. 28)... Collected a career-high eight ground balls vs. Delaware (Mar. 3)... Tallied a career-high four caused turnovers vs. Rutgers (Apr. 7), Providence (Apr. 28) and Syracuse (May 3)... Tied for second in the BIG EAST averaging 4.33 ground balls per game... Ranks second all-time averaging .28 ground balls per game. BIG EAST: Appeared in all six conference matches... Posted an assist vs. Syracuse (Mar. 25) and a goal vs. Providence (Apr. 28)... Collected 28 ground balls and 14 caused turnovers in BIG EAST action... Named to the BIG EAST Championship All-Tournament Team after collecting five ground balls and four caused turnovers in the BIG EAST semi-final vs. Syracuse (May 3).

2011: Appeared in all 16 games of his freshman season as a long-stick midfielder and backup to Brian Karalunas... Posted 14 ground balls and caused six turnovers... Went 3-12 from the face-off X... Posted a career-high three ground balls vs. Penn State (Mar. 8)... Posted a career-high two caused turnovers vs. Bucknell (Feb. 26). BIG EAST: Appeared in all six conference matches... Captured two ground balls and two caused turnovers in BIG EAST play.

West Essex Regional: Earned four varsity letters under Coach Tim Glenn, guiding West Essex to a 14-5 record in 2010... Named a 2010 first team All-American, All-State Group 1, all-conference, all-division and All-Star Ledger selection... Posted a career and season record for both ground balls and caused turnovers... Earned 2009 first team all-state, all-conference and all-division laurels while helping West Essex claim top honors in the Essex County Tournament... Also earned varsity letters in football, basketball and wrestling, where he was a third team all-state selection at quarterback, running back and fullback... Captured a 2009-2010 District 13 wrestling championship at 215lbs... Member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Born November 25th, 1991 in Paterson, N.J.... Parents are Modesto and Marisa LoCascio... Siblings are Salvatore, Ginamarie and Roberto... Enrolled in the Villanova School of Business as a Finance major with a minor in Economics.

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