Wildcats Celebrate Successful 2012-13 Season
Senior was named South Jersey College Player Of The Year
Laura Sweeney leds the Wildcats with 16 points
Villanova Making 10th Appearance in NCAA Tournament
Tournament Berth Marks 10th in Program History for Wildcats in NCAA Postseason
VILLANOVA: Team's top returning player...Named a preseason Big East Honorable Mention honoree...Possesses quickness and good post moves...Can score with either hand...Shooting range extends to the three-point arc...Has good rebounding skills.
2011-12: Started all 32 games she played in and averaged 25.6 minutes per game...Led team in five statistical categories including scoring (14.4 ppg.), rebounding (7.6 rpg.), field goal percentage (.504), steals (52) and blocks (39)...Made 16-of-56 from three-point range for .285...Shot .721 from the free throw line (96-of-133)...Named second team All-Big East and first team All-Philadelphia Big Five...Earned All-Tournament team honors at both the Iona and Monmouth Tournaments...Named a District II All-Academic selection...Earned a spot on the Big East Academic All-Star Team for the third straight year...Scored her 1,000th career point at DePaul on Feb. 8...Registered double figures in points in 24 of the 32 games...Had seven 20+ points games...Tallied eight double-doubles...Tied a career-high with 27 points at Lehigh...Grabbed a career-best 13 rebounds on two occasions (at Lehigh; at Providence)...Posted a career-high seven steals at Marquette...Tied a career-high with four blocks at Marquette...Recorded a career-best six assists at Marquette...Made a career-best 10 field goals against LaSalle and Providence...Connected on a career-high three triples versus St. Bonaventure.
2010-11: Started 23 of 31 games and averaged a team-best 11.5 ppg., a team-high 6.1 rpg., to go with team-highs of 61 steals and 46 blocks; Earned second team All-Philadelphia Big Five honors; Named to the All-Tournament Team at the Fordham Holiday Tournament; Registered 21 double figure scoring games; Netted double figures in points in 13 of the team's final 14 games, including the last seven in a row; Registered two 20+ point scoring games highlighted by a career-high 25 points versus Saint Joseph's.
2009-10: Named Big East Co-Sixth Man of the Year; Earned a spot on the Big East All-Rookie Team; Garnered Philadelphia Big 5 Co-Rookie of the Year honors and second team All-Big Five distinction ... Lady Mocs Double Tree Classic Most Outstanding Player ... Wildcat Holiday Classic MVP ... Played in all 30 games with two starts and ranked second on the team in scoring at 10.0 points per game ... Led the team with 5.3 rebounds per contest and a .520 (127- 244) shooting percentage ... Made 8-of-32 (.250) three-pointers and 39-of-54 (.722) free throws on the year ... Tallied 22 assists, 14 blocks and was second on the squad with 31 steals ... Played 21.1 minutes per game ... Scored in double figures on 17 occasions ... In regular season BIG EAST play started two of 16 contests and averaged 9.2 points and 4.8 rebounds in 22.2 minutes per contest ... Averaged a steal per game in conference play ... Came off the bench to play 22 minutes in the first round of the BIG EAST Championship against Marquette ... Contributed six points, five rebounds, one assist, one block and a steal on 3-of-9 shooting. Philadelphia Big Five Player of the Week (Nov. 30, Dec. 23, Jan. 4) ... Lady Mocs Double Tree Classic Most Outstanding Player (Nov. 27-28) ... Wildcat Holiday Classic MVP (Dec. 28-29)...Ranks second on the team in scoring at 10.2 ppg...Leads team in rebounding at 5.3 boards per game ... Has scored in double figures in 17 of the 29 games this season ... Has 21 assists, 53 turnovers, 13 blocks and 30 steals ... Shooting a team-best .528 (124-235) from the field, including .276 (8-29) from three-point range, and is .7220 (39-54) on free throws.
Cherokee High School: Four-year letterwinner ... Four-year varsity starter and all-conference pick ... Two-time All-South Jersey selection ... 2008 Burlington County Player of the Year ... MVP of the 2008 All-State New Jersey All-Star Game ... Team captain as a senior ... Holds high school records for most points scored (2,037) and most rebounds (1,285) ... Made Principal's List in 2007 and 2008 ... Member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society ... 2008 Scholar Athlete award recipient.
Personal: Born 10/31/89 in Marlton, N.J. ... Youngest of four children of Bob and Marianne Sweeney ... Siblings are Sara (27), Brian (24) and Emily (21) ... Father played football at Notre Dame and brother played at Monmouth ... Undecided on college major.