On McDermott: School record holder in the heptathlon who earned All-BIG EAST honors in the event in his first year competing for Villanova ... A graduate transfer from Monmouth who came to the Wildcats with two years of outdoor eligibility and one year of indoor eligibility.
2018 Outdoor: Led off the 4x100 meter relay at the Temple Owls Invite and helped the Wildcats place second in the relay with a time of 42.85.
2018 Indoor: Competed in the heptathlon at the BIG EAST Championships and set a Villanova record with a score of 4,925 points ... Finished third and earned All-BIG EAST honors with that score, marking the fifth time ever the Wildcats have registered a top-three finish in the heptathlon at the BIG EAST meet ... Also finished seventh in the open pole vault at the conference championships ... Tallied personal best marks in four of the seven heptathlon events during the BIG EAST competition ... Those marks came in the 60 meters (7.24), 1000 meters (2:54.11), pole vault (4.10 meters) and shot put (11.76 meters) ... His other marks were a time of 8.71 in the 60 meter hurdles, a height of 1.83 meters in the high jump and a distance of 6.52 meters in the long jump ... Cleared a height of 3.80 meters in the open pole vault competition ... Earler in the season established a personal best time of 23.22 in the 200 meters at the Villanova Invitational, where he also added a sixth place finish in the long jump with a mark of 6.53 meters ... Posted times of 7.31 in the 60 meters and 8.95 in the 60 meter hurdles in the preliminary heats at the FastTrack National Invitational ... Made his Villanova debut at the Penn 8-Team Select, where he was clocked in 7.31 in the preliminary heats of the 60 meters ... Came in 10th in the pole vault with a height of 4.05 meters at the Columbia Challenge.
2017 Outdoor: Competed at the Lehigh Games and the MAAC Championships ... Came in 10th in the pole vault at the conference meet with a height of 3.95 meters ... Recorded the same hiehgt in an 11th place finish at Lehigh, and also finished 15th in the long jump with a mark of 5.85 meters at the Lehigh meet.
2016-17 Indoor: Competed in both the high jump and the pole vault at the MAAC Championships ... Placed ninth in the pole vault with a personal best height of 4.05 meters and was 12th in the high jump with a height of 1.74 meters ... Finished third in the heptathlon with a score of 4,440 points at the Bison Open ... Had the second-best marks in the heptathlon field in the 60 meters (7.37), the shot put (11.60m) and the long jump (6.28m) ... His other marks were a time of 3:04.39 in the 1000 meters, heights of 1.75 meters in the high jump and 3.90 meters in the pole vault, and a time of 9.41 in the 60 meter hurdles ... Posted marks of 8.83 in the 60 meter hurdles and 6.26 meters in the long jump at the Gotham Cup ... Competed at the Lehigh Angry Birds Challenge and finished seventh in the hurdles (8.91) and eighth in the pole vault (3.96m), in addition to recording marks of 6.31 meters in the long jump and 11.15 meters in the shot put ... Came in seventh in the long jump (6.64m) and 10th in the 400 meters (51.78) at the New Year's Invitational ... Opened the season at the Monmouth Indoor Season Opener and was sixth in the pole vault (3.90m), seventh in the long jump (6.38m) and ninth in the 60 meters (7.52).
2016 Outdoor: Competed at five meets during the season ... Came in ninth in the pole vault with a height of 3.65 meters and finished 12th in the long jump with a mark of 6.47 meters at the MAAC Championships ... Tallied a mark of 6.31 meters in the long jump at the Lehigh Games ... Scored 5,977 points to earn a third place finish in the decathlon at the Mount Multis ... Led the decathlon field with a time of 15.93 in the 110 meter hurdles, was second in the 400 meters with a time of 51.91 and ranked third in the discus with a throw of 29.50 meters ... His other decathlon marks included times of 11.55 in the 100 meters and 5:03.61 in the 1500 meters, throws of 10.63 meters in the shot put and 37.40 meters in the javelin, and jumps of 1.72 meters (HJ), 3.65m (PV) and 6.77 meters (LJ) ... Ran the 400 meter hurdles at the Coach P Invitational and recorded a time of 58.01 to finish in seventh place ... Also finished eighth in the high jump (1.73m) and ninth in the 110 meter hurdles (16.12) at that meet ... Began the season at the Monmouth Season Opener, where he came in sixth in the 400 hurdles with a time of 56.62 in addition to running the 100 meters in 11.80 and throwing the javelin for a distance of 34.14 meters.
2015-16 Indoor: Scored in the heptathlon at the IC4A Championship ... Posted an eighth place finish with a score of 4,601 points ... Among the heptathlon competitors, ranked third in the field with a personal best height of 1.86 meters in additition to coming in fourth in both the 60 meter hurdles (8.87) and the long jump (6.44m) ... The rest of his marks were times of 7.35 in the 60 meters and 2:59.59 in the 1000 meters, a height of 3.55 meters in the pole vault and a throw of 10.86 meters in the shot put ... Earlier in the season recorded a personal best score of 4,638 points in a first place heptathlon finish at the Bison Open ... Had the top marks in the heptathlon feild in the 60 meters (7.27), the 60 meter hurdles (8.64), the shot put (11.39 meters) and the long jump (6.46 meters) ... Also cleared the bar at 1.84 meters in the high jump, had a height of 3.55 meters in the pole vault and posted a time of 3:05.90 in the 1000 meters ... Scored in the high jump at the MAAC Championships, where he came in eighth with a height of 1.84 meters ... Also came in 13th in the long jump (6.51m) and recorded a time of 8.75 in the preliminary heats of the 60 meter hurdles ... Runner-up in the long jump with a personal best mark of 6.92 meters at the Monmouth Winter Collegiate Open ... Advanced to the final of the 60 meter hurdles at the Villanova Invitational and came in seventh in the final with a time of 8.83 ... Ranked sixth after posting a time of 8.71 in the preliminary heats ... Also ran the 400 meters in 51.42 at the Villanova meet ... Came in 10th in the long jump (6.31m) at the Lehigh Angry Birds Challenge ... Finished seventh in the final of the 60 meter hurdles (9.15) at the Rutgers Invitational after coming in eighth in the preliminary heats (9.13) ... Also finished ninth in the long jump (6.35m) at the Rutgers meet.
2015 Outdoor: Redshirted.
2014-15 Indoor: Did not compete at any meets.
2014 Outdoor: Redshirted.
2013-14 Indoor: Redshirted.
Christian Brothers Academy: Competed in the sprints and hurdles for the indoor and outdoor track & field teams, and also was a forward on the soccer team ... At the time of his graduation, was the school record holder in the 55 meters and the 200 meters indoors, as well as the long jump, the 4x55 meter hurdle relay and the 4x400 meter relay ... Also held the record for most points scored during an indoor track & field season ... New Balance Nationals outdoor champion in 2012 ... Three-time All-American at the New Balance Nationals indoor meet in 2013 ... Was the 2013 Shore Conference Athlete of the Year.
Personal: Born 8/24/94 in Glen Ridge, N.J. ... One of four children of Neil and Bonnie McDermott ... Siblings are Jeffrey (25), Brooke (20) and Tara (14) ... Enjoys hiking and camping in his spare time, as well as attending music festivals ... Chose to attend Villanova because he felt it would give him a chance to continue his development as a person while also challenging him intellectually ... Enrolled in the Villanova School of Business and is pursuing a graduate degree in Finance.
Heptathlon 4925 Points 2018 BIG EAST Championships
CAREER AWARDS (Indoor)
Decathlon 5977 Points 2016 Mount Multis
60 Meters 7.24 2018 BIG EAST Championships
60 Meter Hurdles 8.64 2016 Bison Open
100 Meters 11.55 2016 Mount Multis
110 Meter Hurdles 15.93 2016 Mount Multis
200 Meters 23.22 2018 Villanova Invitational
400 Meters 51.42 2016 Villanova Invitational
400 Meter Hurdles 56.52 2016 Monmouth Season Opener
1000 Meters 2:54.11 2018 BIG EAST Championships
1500 Meters 5:03.61 2016 Mount Multis
High Jump 1.86 Meters 2016 IC4A Championship
Pole Vault 4.10 Meters 2018 BIG EAST Championships
Long Jump 6.92 Meters 2016 Monmouth Winter Open
Shot Put 11.76 Meters 2018 BIG EAST Championships
Discus 29.50 Meters 2016 Mount Multis
Javelin 37.40 Meters 2016 Mount Multis
All-BIG EAST 2018 (Heptathlon)
BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES
School Record Holder Heptathlon - 4925 Points (Feb. 24, 2018)
Heptathlon 3rd 2018 Indoor
Pole Vault 7th 2018 Indoor