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12 Michael Manta
Michael  Manta


Downingtown, Pa.

High School:
Malvern Prep

Last College:

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 180



Villanova Men's Soccer vs. Temple

Villanova vs. Temple on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at the Higgins Soccer Complex


Offers good size on the back wall ... Able to play multiple positions ... Hopes to carve a niche for himself in 2015.


Appeared in nine games in his senior and was in the starting lineup for seven of those outings ... Stepped forward in a large way when the Wildcats were decimated with injuries to three members of their back four in September.


Provided quality defensive minutes when called upon ... Called on to start at center back in a critical late season BIG EAST match against Georgetown on Nov. 7 and performed admirably ... Appeared in six games over the course of the campaign with two starts ... Produced one shot ... Chosen to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team.


Made two appearances in his first season at Villanova.


Appeared in all 14 games the Mountain Hawks played, earning 13 starting assignments ... Tallied 90+ minutes of action in seven-consecutive matches to end the season...Played a season-high 100 minutes in the double-overtime thriller against Army...Fired shots-on-goal against Yale and Holy Cross.


Named captain of Malvern Prep as a senior ... In final HS season was named All Southeast Pa. second team, All Inter-AC second team and All-Main Line first team ... Led Malvern Prep to Inter-AC league championship for first time in 10 years as a senior ... Plays club ball for nationally ranked Penn Fusion Celtic ... Team was three-time Region 1 Champions and was a National Championship Finalist in 2011.