Thomas Croonquist
Thomas Croonquist

Player Profile
Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
North Caldwell, N.J.

High School:
Seton Hall Prep

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 210

Position:
Midfield

Birthdate:
03/23/1992

Awards: Named a 2013-14 Team Captain... 2014 BIG EAST Championship All-Tournament Team... 2014 Inside Lacrosse Preaseason Honorable Mention All-American... 2014 Inside Lacrosse Preaseason All-Conference selection... 2013 First Team All-BIG EAST... Nike Player of the Week (Mar. 25, 2013)... BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week (Apr. 15)... BIG EAST Honor Roll (Mar. 2, Mar. 25, 2013)... 2013 Villanova Ground Ball Leader... Unanimous selection to the 2013 All-BIG EAST Preseason Team... 2013 Inside Lacrosse Honorable Mention Preseason All-American... 2013 Inside Lacrosse Preaseason All-Conference selection... 2012 Second Team All-BIG EAST... BIG EAST Honor Roll (Apr. 2, 2012)... 2011 Villanova Rookie of the Year.

Career: Appeared in all 62 games of his career while making 11 starts as a faceoff specialist... Has won 590-of1060 (.557) attempts at the faceoff X in his career... Collected 295 ground balls and caused 14 turnovers... Tallied five goals and 10 assists for 15 career points during his career... Ranks 2nd all-time at Villanova with 295 ground balls... Ranks 4th all-time averaging 4.76 ground balls per game... Ranks 3rd all-time in games played (62)... Ranks 6th all-time with a .557 faceoff win percentage.

2014: Named a 2014 team captain... Appeared in all 16 games and made 11 starts as a faceoff specialist... Won 170-of-337 (.504) from the faceoff X during his senior season... Tallied three goals and four assists for seven points... Registered a team-high 84 ground balls and caused five turnovers... Ranked 3rd in the BIG EAST averaging 5.25 ground balls per game... Ranked 4th in the BIG EAST with a .504 faceoff win percentage... Tallied a career-high two points via one goal and one assist vs. Marquette in the BIG EAST Tournament semifinal (May 1)... Caused a career-high two caused turnovers vs. John Hopkins (Apr. 23)... Recorded eight games winning at least 10 faceoffs... Registered points in six games vs. Drexel (Feb. 25), Maryland (Mar. 14), Rutgers (Apr. 12), St. John's (Apr. 19) and Marquette (May 1). BIG EAST: Appeared in all six conference contests while making starts against Denver (Apr. 4), Rutgers (Apr. 12) and St. John's (Apr. 19)... Went 67-of-130 (.515) from the faceoff X in BIG EAST action... Collected a team-high 33 ground balls... Caused two turnovers... Tallied a goal vs. St. John's (Apr. 19) and had an assist vs. Rutgers (Apr. 12)... Ranked 5th in the BIG EAST averaging 5.50 ground balls in conference action... Ranked 4th in the BIG EAST with a .515 faceoff win percentage in conference games.

2013: Appeared in all 15 games as a faceoff specialist... Won 199-of-356 (.559) from the faceoff X during his junior campaign... Tallied two goals and two assists for four points... Registered a team-high 107 ground balls and six caused turnovers... Ranked 17th in the NCAA with a .559 faceoff win percentage... Ranked 13th in the NCAA averaging 7.13 ground balls per game... Ranked 3rd in the BIG EAST averaging 7.13 ground balls per game... Tied for 5th in Villanova single season records with 107 ground balls... 6th in Villanova single season records averaging 7.13 ground balls per game... Had the highest faceoff win percentage of the 2013 NCAA season winning 22-of-24 (.916) attempts from X against Syracuse (Mar. 23)... Recorded seven games winning at least 15 faceoff's... Scored a goal vs. Princeton (Mar. 5) and Providence (Apr. 27), the first goals of his career... Collected a career-high 15 ground balls vs. Providence (Apr. 27)... Registered points vs. Drexel (Feb. 26), Princeton (Mar. 5), Syracuse (Mar. 23) and Providence (Apr. 20). BIG EAST: Appeared in all six conference contests... Went 89-of-141 (.631) from the faceoff X in BIG EAST action... Collected a team-high 47 ground balls... Caused four turnovers... Tallied one goal and one assist for two points in conference play... Second in the BIG EAST averaging 7.83 ground balls per game in conference matches... Had the highest faceoff win percentage of the 2013 NCAA season winning 22-of-24 (.916) attempts from X against Syracuse (Mar. 23).

2012: Appeared in all 15 games as a face-off specialist... Went 140-of-232 (.603) from the face-off X during his sophomore campaign... three assists... Ranked ninth in the NCAA with a .603 face-off win percentage... Ranked first in the BIG EAST in face-off win percentage (.603)and ground balls per game (4.40)... Led Villanova 66 ground balls on the year... Posted a career-high 16-of-19 (84%) face-off wins vs. Georgetown (Apr. 4)... Ranks third all-time at Villanova with a .602 career face-off win percentage. BIG EAST: Appeared in all six conference matches... Went 54-of-90 (.600) at the face-off X in conference action... Collected 28 ground balls and one caused turnover... Notched assists vs. Syracuse (Mar. 25) and Georgetown (Apr. 4).

2011: Appeared in all 16 games as a face-off specialist... Went 81-135 (.600) from the face-off X during his freshman campaign, taking just under 40% of face-offs for the year... Captured 38 ground balls and caused one turnover... One assist... Ranked third in the BIG EAST in face-off win percentage... Combined for the 15th best face-off win percentage (.558) in the NCAA with Nolan Vihlen... Posted a career-high 11 face-off wins and six ground balls vs. Manhattan (Mar. 19)... Third on the team with 38 ground balls. BIG EAST: Appeared in all six conference matches... Went 39-66 (.591) at the face-off X in conference play... Captured 19 ground balls.

Seton Hall Prep: Earned three varsity letters under Coach Dave Giarrusso while serving as team captain... Led the team to a 2010 Essex County Tournament Championship... Garnered a 75% face-off win percentage, winning 290/386 attempts from the X... Notched 204 ground balls in 2010, setting a Seton Hall Prep single-season record... 2010 first team all-state selection, first team All-Fitch-Pitt and Coaches Award recipient... Also earned four varsity letters in ice hockey as a center... Two-time All-Essex County second team selection and team MVP... Member of the National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society... Received the Monsignor Thomas J. Tuohy Award for having a perfect 4.0 GPA.

Personal: Born March 23rd, 1992 in Livingston, N.J... Parents are Suzanne and G. Thomas Croonquist, Jr... Has an older sister, Jenna and a younger brother, Brent, who is also a member of the squad... Enrolled as a Finance major in the Villanova School of Business.

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