Annual Event Honors Seniors Across Division I, II and III
Senior Persevered to Become Major Contributor for Lacrosse Team
Cunningham, Bell, Creighton, Rice, Croonquist, LoCascio and Vigilante Earn All-Conference Honors
Villanova Eyes BIG EAST Championship vs. Syracuse on Thursday
Wildcats Face Friars Before BIG EAST Championship Next Week
Awards: 2012 Team Captain... 2012 Second Team All-BIG EAST... 2012 USILA North/South All-Star Game MVP... Awarded the 2012 Jim Jones Memorial Award, given annually to the Villanova Lacrosse player who best exemplifies loyalty, courage and dedication both on and off the field... Awarded the Sister Mary Margaret Cribben Award, given annually to the Villanova student-athlete who has earned the respect of their teammates and coaches through his or her effort. Created in 1985, this award is dedicated to the athletes of the year who unselfishly sacrifice time, effort, body and soul to lead and motivate their teammates in excelling for Villanova Athletics through inspiration.
Career: Appeared in 50 games while making 27 starts as a midfielder after three knee surgeries during his career... Posted 42 goals, 19 assists and 61 points in his career... Captured 36 ground balls and six caused turnovers... Graduates Villanova with a Finance degree from the Villanova School of Business.
2012: Named a 2012 Team Captain... Played in all 15 games while making nine starts on the Villanova midfield... Posted 15 goals, seven assists and 22 points for the season... Captured 11 ground balls and caused one turnover... Fourth on the team with 22 points. BIG EAST: Started in all six conference matches... Notched six goals, four assists and 10 points... Tallied one man-up goal... Collected six ground balls and one caused turnover in BIG EAST action.
2011: Started in all 16 games as a midfielder... Posted 14 goals, nine assists and 23 points on the year... Captured 13 ground balls and four caused turnovers... Matched a career-high four points vs. Penn State (Mar. 8)... Tallied a career-high three goals vs. Providence (Apr. 30)... Averaged 1.44 points per game, .56 assists per game and .88 goals per game... Fifth on the team with nine assists. BIG EAST: Started in all six conference matches... Posted eight goals and three assists in BIG EAST play... Captured six ground balls and two caused turnovers.
2010: Appeared in all 15 games while making two starts... Tallied 13 goals and three assists for the season... Grabbed 11 ground balls and one caused turnover... Averaged 0.87 goals per game, 0.20 assists per game and 1.07 points per game... Fifth on the team with 13 goals... Tied for second on the team with two game-winning goals... Captured a season-high four points (3g, 1a) vs. Binghamton (Mar. 2)... Collected four multi-point games vs. Binghamton, Penn State (Mar. 9), Drexel (Mar. 24) and Lehigh (Apr. 20)... Named Most Improved Player of 2010. BIG EAST: Appeared in all six BIG EAST matches... Netted two goals, three ground balls and one caused turnover.
2009: Saw action in four games and picked up one ground ball for the season.
Massapequa: All-County Selection in 2008... Earned two varsity letters in lacrosse... Had 62 goals and 32 assists in varsity career... Was on High Honor Roll every quarter all four years... Member of National Honor Society.
Personal: Enrolled in the Villanova School of Business as a Finance major... Parents are Paul and Katherine Vigilante... Siblings are James and triplets Christopher, Elizabeth and Samantha... Born May 3, 1990.