Villanova competed in the Metro Team Challenge at New York Armory on January 23, 2015.
On Cacace: Comes off a very successful season in which he won the BIG EAST decathlon title ... Will be one of the leaders in the Wildcats expanding multi-event group and is poised for another successful year of competition ... Steady BIG EAST scorer capable of contending for conference titles both indoors and outdoors.
2015 Outdoor: Became the second Villanova athlete in as many years to win the BIG EAST decathlon title ... Scored a career-high 5,902 points in the decathlon at the BIG EAST Championships to emerge as the winner ... Also competed in the pole vault at the conference meet and tied for sixth place ... Accounted for 12.5 team points as the Wildcats repeated as the team champions at the BIG EAST meet ... Established personal best marks in seven of the 10 decathlon events during the conference championships ... His throws of 12.11 meters in the shot put and 51.40 meters in the discus were each the best marks in the field of competitors, with his discus throw accounting for one of the new personal bests ... Also set personal best marks in the 100 meters (11.94), 110 meter hurdles (17.49), 400 meters (54.20), 1500 meters (4:52.54), long jump (6.06m) and discus (30.54m) ... His other marks included heights of 1.75 meters in the high jump and 3.75 meters in the pole vault ... Also registered a height of 3.76 meters in the individual pole vault competition ... Prior to the conference championships, competed in four meets ... Opened the season by finishing seventh in the pole vault (3.80m) and eighth in the 110 meter hurles (18.81) at the Philadelphia College Classic ... Competed in the 110 meter hurdles at the Danny Curran Invitational and registered a time of 18.29 ... Placed fifth in the shot put (11.18m) and sixth in the javelin (42.88m) at the Delaware Open ... Set a personal best height of 3.85 meters in the pole vault and came in third place at the Delaware Classic ... Also finished sixth in the javelin (43.66m) and seventh in the 110 meter hurdles (17.68) at that meet.
2015 Indoor: Earned All-BIG EAST honors in the heptathlon for the second straight year ... Tallied a third place finish and scored a career-best 4,117 points in the heptathlon at the conference meet, in addition to adding team points with a seventh place finish in the pole vault ... Led the 10 competitors in the heptathlon with a mark of 11.44 meters in the shot put ... Tied for second in the field of athletes with a pole vault height of 3.50 meters ... His other heptathlon marks: 60 meters (7.61), long jump (5.91m), high jump (1.76m), 60 meter hurdles (9.98) and 1000 meters (2:58.43) ... Cleared a height of 3.20 meters in the regular pole vault competition to earn a pair of team points ... Earlier in the season set a personal best in the long jump with a distance of 6.00 meters at the Widener Field Meet ... Recorded a mark of 5.77 meters in the event one week earlier at the Metro Team Challenge ... Also competed in the shot put at the Widener meet and registered a distance of 11.52 meters ... Ran the 60 meters in 7.70 at the Metro Team Challenge ... Posted times of 7.70 in the 60 meters and 10.18 in the 60 meter hurdles at the McElligott Invitational.
2014 Outdoor: Competed in the decathlon at the BIG EAST Championships but only finished six events due to an injury sustained during the meet ... Led all competitors in the decathlon with a throw of 11.40 meters in the shot put and was second in the field with a mark of 26.38 meters in the discus ... Came in fourth among the decathlon athletes in the 100 meters (12.12), the long jump (5.76m), the high jump (1.67m) and the 400 meters (57.32) ... Registered a personal best mark of 5.92 meters in the long jump at the Colonial Relays, where he placed 23rd overall ... Also finished seventh in teh long jump at the Philadelphia College Classic (5.49m) and 15th at the Danny Curran Invitational (5.65m) ... Finished 15th in the shot put at the Philadelphia College Classic with a mark of 11.46 meters and was tied for 13th in teh javelin at the Colonial Relays with a throw of 43.86 meters.
2014 Indoor: Finished third in the heptathlon at the BIG EAST Championships to claim All-BIG EAST honors ... Finished with a total score of 3574 points ... Recorded a personal best of 1.72 meters in the high jump during competition at the BIG EAST meet ... Had the best mark in the field in the shot put with a throw of 11.66 meters ... His other heptathlon marks were in the 60 meter hurdles (10.06), pole vault (2.80 meters), 1000 meters (3:30.87), 60 meters (7.64) and long jump (5.72m).
2013 Outdoor: Came in 15th in the javelin at the Duke Invitational with a personal best distance of 44.14 meters ... Opened the season by finishing fourth in the javelin (41.47m) and seventh in the shot put (12.25m) at the Dick Shea Open ... Finished 10th in the pole vault (3.65m) and 11th in the discus (24.91m) at the Holy Cross Invitational ... Placed seventh in the long jump (5.72m) at the Holy Cross Men's Meet.
2013 Indoor: Competed in the heptathlon and the shot put at the Patriot League Championships ... Finished 10th in the heptathlon with 3930 points ... Top heptathlon event was the shot put, in which he finished sixth with a distance of 10.97 meters ... Came in seventh in the 60 meters (7.53), eighth in the pole vault (3.30m) and was 10th in the long jump (5.80m), high jump (1.71m), 60 meter hurdles (9.96) and 1000 meters (3:05.99) ... Also competed in the shot put at the conference meet and came in 18th with a distance of 10.92 meters ... Placed seventh in the heptathlon during the season at the Crowell Open with a personal best score of 3968 points ... Led all heptathlon athletes in the shot put (11.71m) while coming in fifth in the 60 meters (7.46), pole vault (3.20m) and 1000 meters (3:02.86) ... Was also seventh in the long jump (5.89m) and 10th in both the high jump (1.67m) and the 60 meter hurdles (10.07) ... Registered a personal best throw of 12.27 meters in the shot put at the season-opening Jay Carisella Invitational ... Finished 11th in the shot put at that meet and was also 15th in the long jump (5.57m) and 26th in the 400 meters (56.02) ... Matched a personal best in the long jump with a mark of 5.89 meters in a dual meet at Maine ... Came in fourth in the long jump at that meet, as well as seventh in the pole vault (3.10m) and tied for seventh in the shot put (10.81m) ... Competed in three events at the Harvard Open, where he tied for 26th place in the shot put (11.60m), came in 31st in the long jump (5.81m) and was tied for 78th in the 55 meters (6.90) ... Finished fourth in the both the pole vault (2.91m) and the long jump (5.80m) in a dual meet against New Hampshire ... Also was eighth in the high jump (1.65m) and the shot put (11.30m), as well as 11th in the 55 meters (7.07) ... At the Joe Donahue Invitational was 23rd in the shot put (10.02m), 26th in the long jump (5.67m) and 31st in the 60 meter hurdles (10.22).
Hackley School: Earned four varsity letters on the track & field team and was team captain as a senior ... School record holder in the decathlon and the pentathlon, as well as in three relays (4x100, 4x200, 4x400) ... As a senior was ranked first in the state of New York in the decathlon and second in the javelin ... Came in seventh in the decathlon, and was first in the decathlon shot put, at the 2012 New Balance Outdoor Nationals ... Earned all-league honors four times and all-county honors once ... Team won the Ivy League Preparatory Conference title and the New York State Association of Independent Schools championship all four years he was on the team ... Member of the USAT Elite and Maxzone club track & field teams.
Personal: One of two sons of Bob and Debra Bogan Cacace ... Has a brother, Christopher ... Father played college baseball at Stony Brook ... Majoring in Political Science.
Heptathlon 4117 2015 BIG EAST Championships
Decathlon 5902 2015 BIG EAST Championships
55 Meters 6.90 2012 Harvard Open 60 Meters 7.46 2013 Crowell Open 60 Meter Hurdles 9.96 2013 Patriot League Championships 100 Meters 11.94 2015 BIG EAST Championships
110 Meter Hurdles 17.49 2015 BIG EAST Championships 400 Meters 54.20 2015 BIG EAST Championships 1000 Meters 2:58.43 2015 BIG EAST Championships
1500 Meters 4:52.54 2015 BIG EAST Championships High Jump 1.76 Meters 2015 BIG EAST Championships Pole Vault 3.85 Meters 2015 Delaware Classic Long Jump 6.06 Meters 2015 BIG EAST Championships Shot Put 12.27 Meters 2012 Jay Carisella Invitational Discus 30.54 Meters 2015 BIG EAST Championships Javelin 51.40 Meters 2015 BIG EAST Championships
CAREER AWARDS (Indoor Track)
All-BIG EAST 2014, 2015 (Heptathlon)
CAREER AWARDS (Outdoor Track)
BIG EAST Champion 2015 (Decathlon)
All-BIG EAST 2015 (Decathlon)