Nolan Vihlen
Nolan Vihlen

Player Profile

Germantown, Tenn.

High School:
Christian Brother

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 190




No. 13 Villanova Surges to 14-9 Victory Over Rutgers

Wildcats Remain Unbeaten in BIG EAST Conference


Villanova Hands Syracuse Historic 11-10 Defeat

Wildcats Post Win for First BIG EAST Conference Contest of 2012


No. 16 Princeton Upsets No. 10 Villanova, 14-8

Wildcats Face No. 7 Maryland on Saturday


2012 Men's Lacrosse Season Preview

An In-Depth Look at the 2012 Wildcats with the First Scrimmage Just Nine Days Away

Career Stats

Awards: BIG EAST Honor Roll (Mar. 7, 2011).

Career: Appeared in 61 games of his career as a face-off specialist... Records a career record of 446-of-890 (.501) win percentage from the face-off X... Captured 140 ground balls and four caused turnovers... Ranks 12th all-time in face-off win percentage... Ranks 21st all-time with 140 ground balls... Graduates Villanova with a Political Science degree from the College of Arts and Sciences and will commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United Stats Marine Corps.

2012: Appeared in 14 games as a face-off specialist.. Went 56-of-128 (.438) from the face-off X during his senior year... Captured three ground balls. BIG EAST: Appeared in all six conference matches... Won 29-of-57 (.509) attempts at the face-off X in conference play... captured one ground ball.

2011: Appeared in all 16 games as a face-off specialist... Went 108-197 (.548) from the face-off X during his junior campaign, taking just over 60% of face-offs for the year... Captured 18 ground balls and two caused turnovers... Combined for the 15th best face-off win percentage (.558) in the NCAA with Thomas Croonquist. BIG EAST: Appeared in all six conference matches... Went 32-59 (.542) at the face-off X in conference play... Captured three ground balls.

2010: Appeared in all 15 games as the primary face-off specialist... Collected a team-high 68 ground balls... Boasts a .513 win percentage from the X... Won 172-335 attempts... Tied for fifth in the BIG EAST and 26th in the NCAA with 4.53 ground balls per game... 32nd in the NCAA with a .513 face-off win percentage. BIG EAST: Appeared in all six BIG EAST games... Won 59-131 attempts from the X in conference action, good for a .450 win percentage.

2009: Played in 16 games... Tallied one assist... Registered second highest team groundball total with 51...Made 110 of 230 attempts as a faceoff man for the Wildcats.

Christian Brothers: Earned four letters in lacrosse...First team All-State in 2006, 2007 and 2008...National Face-off Combine Champion...had a 83.3 face-off percentage... 24 career goals, 5 career assists and 486 career groundballs at Christian Brothers High School.

Personal: Majoring in Political Science... Parents are Steve and Maurine Vihlen... Siblings are Ryan , Evan and Preston... Born October 12, 1989 in Chandler, Arizona.

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