Wildcats 2013 Season Comes To End With Loss
Kluh and LoCascio's Outstanding Performances Lead Villanova to Victory
Casertano Joins 100 Point Club with Goal, Assist
Rice Nets Hat Trick, 11 Wildcats Post Points
Head Coach Mike Corrado Begins 2013 Season with Young Wildcats
Villanova hosted Drexel in its home opener on February 25, 2014 and tallied an 11-10, overtime victory.
Career: Appeared in 39 games while making one start through his senior season... Registered three goals and seven assists for 10 points through three seasons... Collected 33 ground balls and caused 21 turnovers... Ranks 9th averaging 0.54 caused turnovers per game... Tied for 11th all-time with 21 caused turnovers... Will return for his final year of eligibility as a graduate student in 2015.
2014: Appeared in all 16 games as a short-stick defensive midfielder in 2014... Can also play long-pole defense for the Wildcats... Registered one goal and three assists for four points... Tallied a goal vs. Lehigh (Feb. 16) and added an assist in games vs. Penn (Mar. 8), Denver (Apr. 4) and Providence (Apr. 26)... Collected 22 ground balls and caused 13 turnovers... Fifth on the team with 13 caused turnovers on the season... Collected a career-high four ground balls vs. Lehigh (Feb. 16) and Denver (Apr. 4)... Matched a career-high two caused turnovers vs. Lehigh (Feb. 16) and Georgetown (Mar. 26)... Averaged 0.25 points per game in 2014. BIG EAST: Appeared in all six conference contests... Registered two assists for two points vs. Denver (Apr. 4) and Providence (Apr. 26) in BIG EAST games... Collected seven ground balls and caused four turnovers in conference action.
2013: Appeared in all 15 games as part of the Villanova defense while making one start vs. Penn (Mar. 9)... Tallied two goals and four assists for six points... Collected 11 ground balls and caused seven turnovers... Registered points vs. Lehigh (Feb. 16), Princeton (Mar. 5), Georgetown (Apr. 3), Providence (Apr. 27) and in the BIG EAST Championship vs. Georgetown (May 2) and Syracuse (May 4)... Collected a career-high two ground balls vs. Georgetown (Apr. 3) and Princeton (Mar. 5)... Caused a career-high two turnovers vs. Georgetown (Apr. 3). BIG EAST: Appeared in all six conference contests... Collected five ground balls and caused two turnovers in BIG EAST action... Posted one goal and one assist for two points in conference play.
2012: Appeared in eight games on defense... caused one turnover vs. Georgetown (Apr. 4). BIG EAST: Appeared in three conference games... Caused one turnover vs. Georgetown (Apr. 4).
2011: Granted a medical redshirt season.
The Governor's Academy: Earned three varsity letters under Coach Peter Bidstrup... Captained the 2010 team to a 14-2 record in the ISL as a long-stick midfielder... Named a 2010 U.S. Lacrosse All-American... Garnered All-ISL and All-New England accolades... Selected as an East-West Senior All-Star and Top 205 All-Star... Member of the Under Armour Underclassmen Games for team New England... 2009-2010 Captain of NESLL U-19 Black Team... Also earned four varsity letters in football as a running back and cornerback, earning all-league and team MVP honors... Recipient of the Goodwin Athletic Award, given to the most outstanding senior athlete at The Governor's Academy... Member of the honor roll and high honor roll.
Personal: Born July 6th, 1991 in Boston, Mass... Parents are John and Nancy Pope... Has an older brother, John, and sister, Chynna... Brother, John, played ice hockey for Trinity College from 2004-06... Enrolled as an Accounting major with a minor in Finance in the Villanova School of Business.