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Jon Wells
Jon  Wells


Montclair, N.J.

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 175


2006: Looms as an important element of Villanova's defense ... Has terrific speed ... Can convert from defense to offense in a hurry ... Willing to mix it up inside too ... Thrives in open space ... Will be counted upon for experience and leadership.

2005: Started 17 times and appeared in all 18 games for the Wildcats ... Spent most of his time as a part of Villanova's back wall ... Produced four shots and one shot on net in his infrequent appearances in the attacking zone ... Tabbed a Big East Conference Academic All-Star ... His long ball to Joe Taylor late in the season opener against Delaware sprang the freshman in alone on goal in a scoreless game. Taylor dribbled into towards net and put the ball into the net to lift the Wildcats to a 1-0 win over the Blue Hens.

2004: Made 13 starts and 16 appearances ... Became a fixture of the team's defensive corps early in the season, usually working on the back line with Chris Edgar, Pat Gallagher, and Tony Watkins ... Generated nine shots on goal though he spent little time in the offensive zone.

Personal: An all-region and all-state choice at Montclair (N.J.) High School ... Played club soccer for the MetroStars Youth Team ... A gifted athlete, who is smooth on the ball ... Will vie for time in the defensive midfield and as a back ... Stands 5-10 and weights 170 pounds ... Born May 3, 1986 in Evanston, Ill. ... A sociology major ... Parents are Claude and Carolyn ... Siblings are Jenna (21) and Jason (16).