Patrick Gallagher
Patrick Gallagher

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Harrisburg, Pa.

High School:
Middletown

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 185

Position:
Midfield/Defense

2005: Returns for his third season as one of the defensive leaders ... Shares team captain's duties with Brett Stassfurth ... Uses size to his advantage ... Excellent anticipation ... Capable of marking the opposition's top offensive threats ... A quality athlete who can dribble out of trouble ... A complete player.

2004: Served as a vital cog in Villanova's stingy defense, which allowed a 1.03 goals against average for the campaign ... Also finished second on the team in scoring with three goals and two assists ... The majority of those offensive chances came off set pieces, when Gallagher used his size to advantage in the opponents' end of the field ... His second half goal helped VU to an important 2-1 regular season victory at Georgetown on Oct. 16 ... He notched his second game-winning goal of the campaign when his header off a corner kick from Jonathan Lopuski at the 59:35 mark gave the `Cats a 1-0 win over Syracuse on Oct. 30 ... His goal at 62:18 of the second half also allowed VU to gain a 1-1 deadlock with Penn State in the regular season finale on Nov. 3 at the Villanova Soccer Complex.

2003: Established himself as one of the cornerstones of Villanova's team ... Started all 19 games in the middle of the Wildcats defense ... Also generated 11 shots on goal, many off of headers when he moved into the offensive zone for corner kicks.

2002: Appeared in 17 games and started 10 ... Credited with one assist ... Responsible for 11 shots on goal.

PERSONAL: Parents are James and Eileen Gallagher ... Siblings are Colleen (23), Michael (18) and Brian (16) ... A Marketing and Management major at Villanova, he has designs on a career in marketing ... James Gallagher played basketball at Lycoming College ... Played both soccer and basketball at Middletown Area High School ... Named all-state, all-region and was a mid-Pennsylvania Senior All-Star in 2001 ... Served as president of his high school's graduating class in 2002 ... Also a member of the National Honor Society as a senior ... Played small forward in basketball ... Enjoys golf and tennis in his spare time ... Picked Villanova because it is a respected academic and athletic school.

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