One of the more versatile Wildcats ... A steady presence with the ball, he can be used in a variety of positions ... Understands the game ... Spent most of his time in 2007 on the defensive wing but can also work in the midfield or up front ... Skilled at feeding long balls ahead to the forwards from deep in his terrirtory.
Appeared in 16 games, drawing 15 starting assignments ... Despite spending the majority of his time on defense, found a way to contribute one goal and a pair of assists ... His goal off a rebound in front of the net with 18 seconds left in regulation at Rutgers on Oct. 3 tied the score, allowing the `Cats a chance to pick up the victory in overtime ... Notched an assist on a Joe Taylor goal in a 3-0 victory at Drexel on Sept. 14 with a long feed ... Also assisted on a Taylor goal in a 4-0 win over Saint Joseph's on Sept. 12.
Finished fourth on the team in scoring with three goals and six points despite spending much of his time in the midfield and on defense ... Delivered his second career goal to help Villanova down Richmond 2-0 at the Soccer Complex on Aug. 27 ... His second goal of the campaign represented Villanova's only score in a 2-1 BIG EAST defeat at Connecticut on Sept. 10 ... His final goal of the year came in a 2-1 win at DePaul on Sept. 30.
2005: Earned a roster spot as a walk-on during pre-season practice ... Appeared in 14 games with six starts ... Scored one goal on the season ... It came in the first half of a 3-1 victory over DePaul on Oct. 31 at the Soccer Complex ... Named a Big East Conference Academic All-Star.
Born Feb. 9, 1986 ... Parents are Amel and Nyal Fakhoury ... His brother Elias graduated from Villanova in May of 2005 ... Attended Saint Joseph Regional High School in Metuchen, N.J. ... Chosen second team all-state as a senior in 2004 ... Played club soccer for the New Jersey Knight Nomads ... That club captured three state titles during his career there ... A Psychology major.