Andrew Golato
Andrew Golato

Player Profile
Hometown:
Springfield, Pa.

High School:
Monsignor Bonner

Last College:
Haverford

Position:
Cross Country/Distance

Birthdate:
01/07/1990

Experience:
Gr./Sr.

04/20/2013

Denault and FitzSimons Run to First Place Finishes at Widener Invitational

Wildcats wrapped up two days of competition at local meet on Saturday afternoon

04/06/2013

Basili Wins Heat of Steeplechase After Mid-Race Fall at Colonial Relays

Villanova junior continued race and made final jumps after being injured during the race

02/16/2013

Williamsz Anchors Villanova to BIG EAST Title in Distance Medley Relay

Conference title in DMR is Wildcats first in three years, 16th overall

02/02/2013

Ellison Wins Again in Thrilling Finish at Armory Collegiate Invitational

Wildcats junior wins championship section of 500 meters for fourth straight victory

01/26/2013

Ellison, McEntee and Solis Win Invitational Events at Penn State National

Villanova also gets terrific performance from Rob Denault in the invitational Mile

On Golato: Graduate student who joins the Wildcats for his first season in 2012 ... All-American at the Division III level who will compete to earn a role on the team this year.

2012 Outdoor: Advanced to the NCAA Championships in the 800 meters and came in 18th at the national meet ... At the Centennial Conference Championships was second individually in the 800 meters, first in the 4x800 meter relay and third in the 4x400 meter relay ... Ran a career-best time of 1:51.59 in the 800 meters at the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet ... Also recorded a career best time of 3:57.95 in the 1500 meters at the TCNJ Lions Last Chance Qualifier ... All-Centennial Conference first team in the 4x800 meter relay and the squad also registered the top Division III time at the Penn Relays ... Finished fourth in the 1500 meters at the Muhlenberg Spring Invitational ... Placed fourth in the 800 meters and second in the 4x400 meter relay at the New Jersey Invitational ... Named to the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team and earned a spot on the Centennial Conference Spring Academic Honor Roll.

2012 Indoor: Centennial Conference champion in the distance medley relay and finished sixth individually in the 800 meters at the conference meet ... Named to the All-Centennial first team in the DMR and second team in the 800 meters ... Top times of the season were 1:53.62 in the 800 meters and 4:14.33 in the Mile ... Came in third in the 800 meters at the Haverford Quad Meet ... Finished second in the 800 meters and helped the 4x400 meter relay squad come in third at the Lafayette/Rider Winter Games ... Named to the Centennial Conference Winter Academic Honor Roll.

2011 Cross Country: Placed 24th at the Main Line Invitational and came in 19th at the Haverford Invitational ... Named to the Centennial Conference Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2011 Outdoor: Centennial Conference champion in the 4x800 meter relay and individual runner up in the 800 meters to earn all-conference honors ... Top times during the season were 1:53.88 in the 800 meters and 4:00.19 in the 1500 meters ... Named to the Centennial Conference Spring Academic Honor Roll.

2011 Indoor: All-American and Centennial Conference champion in the distance medley relay ... Part of a squad that set a school record in the event at the NYU Team Challenge (9:56.01) and then went on to finish in third place at the national championships meet ... Top individual times of the season were 1:56.08 in the 800 meters and 4:15.84 in the Mile ... Individual winner in the 800 meters at both the Haverford Holiday Meet and the Haverford Tri Meet ... Named to the Centennial Conference Winter Academic Honor Roll.

2010 Cross Country: 2010: Finished in 18th place at the Haverford Invitational and placed 33rd at the Main Line Invitational.

2010 Outdoor: Came in fourth at the Centennial Conference meet with a time of 4:02.42 in the 1500 meters ... Had a top time of 1:57.24 in the 800 meters during the seaason.

2010 Indoor: Competed at the NYC Gotham Cup and posted a time of 1:58.59 in the 800 meters ... Also came in third as part of the 4x800 meter relay squad.

2009 Cross Country: Top finish of the season was 15th place at the Haverford Invitational ... Came in 45th at the Main Line Invitational, 109th in the Open race at the Paul Short Run and 137th at the Princeton Invitational.

2009 Outdoor: Redshirted.

2009 Indoor: Came in 16th in the 800 meters at the Centennial Conference Championships with a time of 2:03.88 ... Member of the second place 4x800 meter relay squad.

2008 Cross Country: Came in 66th at the Centennial Conference Championships ... Opened the season with a 43rd place finish at the Main Line Invitational ... Placed 122nd in the Open race at the Paul Short Run ... Came in 26th at the Cabrini Invitational and was a scoring runner for the team.

Monsignor Bonner High School: All-Catholic League and All-Delaware County performer in both cross country and track ... Valedictorian of his high school class.

Personal: Born 1/7/90 ... One of three children of Louis and Betty Ann Golato ... Has two siblings, Bridget and Celsey.

PERSONAL BESTS

800 Meters                     1:51.5             2012 Swarthmore Last Chance Meet
1000 Meters                    2:31.81            2012 Jack Pyrah Invitational
1500 Meters                    3:57.95            2012 Lions Last Chance Qualifier
Mile                           4:14.3             2012 Terrier Classic

CAREER AWARDS (Cross Country)

Centennial Fall Academic Honor Roll 2011

CAREER AWARDS (Indoor Track)

All-American                                      2011 (Distance Medley Relay)
Centennial Champion                               2011, 2012 (Distance Medley Relay)
All-Centennial First Team                         2011, 2012 (Distance Medley Relay)
All-Centennial First Team                         2009 (4x800 Meter Relay)
All-Centennial Second Team                        2012 (800 Meters)
Centennial Winter Academic Honor Roll             2011, 2012

CAREER AWARDS (Outdoor Track)

Centennial Champion                               2011, 2012 (4x800 Meter Relay)
All-Centennial First Team                         2011, 2012 (800 Meters)
All-Centennial First Team                         2012 (4x400 Meter Relay)
All-Centennial First Team                         2011 (4x800 Meter Relay)
All-Centennial First Team                         2010 (1500 Meters)
USTFCCCA All-Academic Team                        2012
Centennial Spring Academic Honor Roll             2011, 2012

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