Villanova got the edge on early goal by Whalen
Senior Day Festivities will honor eight
VU hosts second of four straight on West Campus
Wildcats return 10 of 11 starters for 2012
After removing one historical burden, team will take aim at more post-season success in 2012
Accepted a medical redshirt after undergoing off-season hip surgery.
Started 17 games in goal for the Wildcats ... Made 81 saves with a .786 save percentage ... Delivered six shutouts, including wins over Rutgers (1-0) and St. Johns (3-0) ... Posted a 1.17 goals against average.
Started all 19 games in net for the Wildcats, posting a 1.28 goals against average ... Posted four shutouts and a .736 save percentage ... Delivered shutout wins over Columbia (1-0) and Rutgers (3-0) in a critical stretch in October ... Opened the campaign by helping stymie Loyola 1-0 on Sept. 1.
Won a duel with classmate John Fogarty in camp to claim the starting nod and went on to log all 1783:52 the Wildcats played in net ... Posted seven victories and seven shutouts ... Made 71 saves (.780) percentage and authored a 1.01 goals against average ... Was especially sharp when the Wildcats needed him the most.
Played club soccer for RFC 89 (based in Northern Virginia) ... A two-time defensive player of the year for his squad which captured consecutive Washington Catholic League titles ... Gonzaga was ranked No. 25 in the nation during the 2007 season.