Jan. 17, 2012
VILLANOVA, Pa. - Kevin Garcia, a stalwart on the Villanova defense and key to the Wildcats' march to the 2011 BIG EAST Semifinals last November, was selected by the New England Revolution in the third round of the MLS Supplemental Draft.
Garcia, a native of Flushing, N.Y., started 20 games for Villanova in 2011, primarily as an outside defender while serving as a team co-captain along with junior Kyle McCarthy. His post-season work was instrumental in the Wildcats' shutout victories over No. 19 Notre Dame and No. 5 USF that propelled VU to the BIG EAST Championship semifinal against St. John's.
He helped anchor a defense that established a new single season school record for shutouts with nine.
During his four seasons at Villanova, Garcia contributed six goals, including one in his senior campaign of 2011, and made 73 career starts.