May 5, 2014
VILLANOVA, Pa. - The Villanova University women's basketball program said good bye to the senior members of the team at the annual banquet held on Sunday, May 4. The event was held on campus at the Connelly Center.
Family and friends joined the players and staff for dinner and to honor the Wildcats for their season achievements. The four senior members of the graduating class include Ellen Hill, Devon Kane, Pearl Mensah and Jessica Wamala.
The highlights of the 2013-14 season included a second straight 20-win season with a 23-9 overall record, capturing two in-season tournaments and earning a bid to the WNIT. Individually, senior guard Devon Kane claimed first team honors from both the Big East and Big Five, while sophomore guard Caroline Coyer was named the Big East 6th Man of the Year. Coyer and junior forward Emily Leer were also named second team All-Big Five.
University President Reverend Peter M. Donohue, O.S.A., opened the speaking portion of the banquet by giving remarks on behalf of the university. Donohue applauded the team for representing the school in such a first class fashion. Head coach Harry Perretta followed Donohue as the event's featured speaker.
Five individual awards were handed out during the banquet. The award winners included senior forward Jessica Wamala (Scholar-Athlete/Coaches Award), junior forward Taylor Holeman (Most Improved), senior forward Pearl Mensah (Coaches Award ), sophomore guard Katherine Coyer (Best Defensive Player) and senior guard Devon Kane (MVP).