May 22, 2014
BALTIMORE, Md. - Senior LSM John LoCascio (Fairfield, N.J.) has been named a 2014 USILA First Team All-American, as announced by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association on Thursday morning. LoCascio is just the second Villanova Lacrosse player in program history to be named a First Team selection following Brian Karalunas selection to the team in 2011.
LoCascio finishes his career as one of the most decorated men's lacrosse student-athlete in program history. He is a two-time USILA All-America pick following today's announcement after being named to the third team in 2013. Additionally, LoCascio has twice (2013 & 2014) been a unanimous All-BIG EAST First Team selection and is a three-time (2012, 2013 & 2014) All-BIG EAST Championship Team honoree. He was also a 2014 Tewaaraton Trophy nominee, a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award and was recently named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District team and a USILA Scholar All-America selection.
The senior LSM finished his final season with the Wildcats with 77 ground balls and 36 caused turnovers and also added five goals and 13 assists for 18 points. LoCascio's career numbers are even more impressive: he is second all-time at Villanova in caused turnovers (123) and ranks fifth all-time at VU with 241 ground balls while only missing one game during his entire four-year career.
Following the conclusion of Villanova's season in the BIG EAST Championship, LoCascio entered the professional ranks with the Rochester Rattlers of Major League Lacrosse and was named the MLL Rookie of the Week for the week of May 12th.
Villanova finished the 2014 season after falling in the BIG EAST Championship contest to Denver, 14-7. The Wildcats posted an overall record of 6-10 while going 3-3 in the BIG EAST.