April 21, 2014
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Freshman goalkeeper Dan Willis (Moorestown, N.J.) has been named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll for the week of April 21st, as announced by the conference office on Monday afternoon. Willis played a key defensive role in Villanova's contest against St. John's last weekend.
Monday's announcement marks the second weekly award for Willis this season, who previously garnered Honor Roll accolades the week of April 7th. Against St. John's, Willis tallied a career-high 19 saves in the 11-10 overtime loss in Jamaica, N.Y., besting his previous mark of 15 saves tallied on Feb. 25th against Drexel. Additionally, Willis has started in all 12 games for the Wildcats this season playing 648 minutes in goal while making 94 saves and posting a 9.44 goals against average for his freshman season.
Villanova will be back in action this Wednesday, April 23rd and Saturday, April 26th when they take on Johns Hopkins and Providence, respectively, for the final week of the regular season. Game times are slated for 7 p.m. and 1 p.m. on each day.
BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week
KIERAN McARDLE, ST. JOHN'S Sr., A, Ronkonkoma, N.Y.
BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week
LIAM BYRNES, MARQUETTE R-So., LSM, West Islip, N.Y.
BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll
WES BERG, DENVER Jr., A, Coquitlam, British Columbia
TYLER MELNYK, MARQUETTE R-Sr., A, Calgary, Alberta
JOE ADDONA, ST. JOHN'S Sr., D, Springfield, Pa.
CHRIS HAMPTON, DENVER So., Bethesda, Md.
Dan Willis, VILLANOVA Fr., GK, Moorestown, N.J.