Feb. 14, 2002
At halftime of Saturday's women's basketball game with Syracuse, the Villanova University Athletic Department will retire the jersey of former Wildcat standout Lisa Angelotti. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. at The Pavilion. A native of Woodbury, N.J. and a graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School, Angelotti played for head coach Harry Perretta and the Wildcats from 1984-88.
"Lisa was an extremely versatile player who could play every position on the court," said Perretta. "She is one of the most dedicated, hard working players to ever wear a Villanova uniform. Lisa is truly deserving of this honor."
During her Wildcat career, Angelotti helped Villanova to a 91-30 record and three trips to the NCAA Tournament. Her best year came as a senior in 1987-88 when she was named Big East Conference Player of the Year after shooting 59.5 percent (232-of-390) from the field and averaging 19.2 points per game, 8.4 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game.
Angelotti currently ranks fourth all-time at Villanova in scoring (1,622 points), third in rebounding (854 rebounds) and ninth in assists (351). Her 36 point performance versus Boston College on February 3, 1988, currently rates as the seventh best single game performance in the program's history.
Angelotti becomes the fifth Villanova women's basketball player to have her jersey retired. The others include Lisa Ortlip (1979-82), Kathie Beisel (1979-83), Nancy Bernhardt (1980-84) and Shelly Pennefather (1983-87).