June 10, 2014
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Villanova senior defenseman John LoCascio (Fairfield, N.J.) has been named the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Men's Lacrosse Performer of the Year for the second straight year. LoCascio is one of 12 student-athletes selected to the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Men's Lacrosse Team. The team is voted on by the sports information offices of the 28 area institutions from the Philadelphia metropolitan area.
LoCascio finishes his career as one of the most decorated men's lacrosse student-athletes in Villanova history. He is a two-time USILA All-America pick and has twice (2013 & 2014) been a unanimous All-BIG EAST First Team selection. Additionally, he is a three-time (2012, 2013 & 2014) All-BIG EAST Championship Team honoree, a 2014 Tewaaraton Trophy nominee and was a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award. He finished his career second all-time at Villanova in caused turnovers (123) and ranks fifth all-time at VU with 241 ground balls.
Off the field, LoCascio is a three-time Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area team member and two-time Performer of the Year. The Fairfield, N.J., native has compiled a 3.66 cumulative grade point average as a finance major. He is a three-time BIG EAST All-Academic Team member and was recently named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District team as well as a USILA Scholar All-America selection.
LoCascio is joined on the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Men's Lacrosse team by Kevin Barrow and Ryan McGee of Saint Joseph's; JoJo Cooper and Corey Elmer from Cabrini; Drexel's Matt Dusek and Ben McIntosh; Brian Feeney and Maxx Meyer of Penn; Chestnut Hill's Michael Florenzo; Andy Jameson from Eastern; and Jonathan Molloy of Swarthmore.