Wildcats Remain Unbeaten in BIG EAST Conference
Wildcats Post Win for First BIG EAST Conference Contest of 2012
Wildcats Face No. 7 Maryland on Saturday
An In-Depth Look at the 2012 Wildcats with the First Scrimmage Just Nine Days Away
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.