May 23, 2012
BALTIMORE Md. - Senior midfielder Michael Vigilante (Massapequa, N.Y.) ends his collegiate career on Friday after being chosen to represent the South Team in the 71st Annual United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association/LAXWORLD North-South Classic.
The USILA/LAXWORLD North-South Game will be played on Friday, May 25, 2012 at Harvard Stadium on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge Mass. The game times are 3 p.m. for the NCAA Division III game and 5:30 p.m. for the NCAA Division I-II games. Tickets are five dollars ($5.00) and can be purchased on site.
The Division I-II South Team will be coached by Lehigh University head coach, Kevin Cassese, and Towson University head coach, Shawn Nadelen.
These games bring together 132 of the finest senior lacrosse players in the country. The North-South Game started in 1940.
Vigilante finalizes his career as a two-year starter for Villanova despite undergoing two major knee surgeries during his four-year stint. In 50 games and 29 career starts, Vigilante posted 42 goals, 19 assists and 61 career points. The senior co-captain also picked up 36 ground balls and six caused turnovers.
Additionally, Vigilante was awarded the prestigious Jim Jones Memorial Award, given annually to the Villanova Lacrosse player who best exemplifies loyalty, courage and dedication both on and off the field. Last week, he also was awarded the Sister Mary Margaret Cribben Award, given annually to the Villanova student-athlete who has earned the respect of their teammates and coaches through his or her effort. The award is dedicated to the athletes of the year who unselfishly sacrifice time, effort, body and soul to lead and motivate their teammates in excelling for Villanova athletics through inspiration.