Returns after spending missing much of 2007 due to injury ... A smart, creative player who is tough to mark ... Finishes well and creates offense for his teammates ... A team leader with a history of success at Villanova.
Injuries impacted his game for the third consecutive season ... Was shut down in mid-September after appearing in only four games, including three starting assignments ... Scored his only goal of the campaign in a 2-1 victory over Siena on Sept. 4 at the Soccer Complex.
Although he appeared in all 17 games, leg injuries limited it him to 11 starts ... Finished with 34 shots, second on the squad to Mike Seamon ... Ended the campaign with one goal and three assists ... His low bullet that found the left corner became the game-winning goal in the `Cats 2-0 triumph at Delaware ... On Sept. 30, he came off the bench in overtime to set up the game winner by Victor Faustino in a 2-1 win over Saint Joseph's at Hawk Hill.
A torn ACL in his right knee caused him to miss the entire season ... The injury was suffered in June and the likelihood is he will apply for a medical redshirt.
Quickly established himself as one of the top rookies in the Big East ... Led Villanova with five goals, two assists and 12 points ... Named a NSCAA/Adidas Mid-Atlantic Regional All-American following the season ... Selected third team All-Big East ... Scored Villanova's only regulation goal at the 78:46 mark of the second half in the 1-1 Big East Tournament quarterfinal game that was eventually taken by Georgetown on penalty kicks ... Notched his first career goal at the 2:07 mark off a feed from Pat Gallagher in a 3-1 win over Penn at the Soccer Complex on Sept 5 ... Produced both goals in Villanova's 2-1 win at Boston College on Sept. 19 ... His first score came off a feed from Jonathan Lopuski at the 61:50 mark and he followed that with an unassisted goal at 74:01.
Named the 2003 Gatorade Pennsylvania Player of the Year ... One of the nation's most coveted recruits at Manheim Township H.S. ... Also played a prominent role for FC Delco and was the starting fullback for the United States Region I Olympic Development Team ... Stands 5-9 and weighs 160 pounds... Parents are James and Donna DeMasters ... A Communications major ... James DeMasters played college baseball at Queens College.