Three players scored their first collegiate goals during the contest.
Eleven Wildcats named to National Field Hockey Academic Squad
Kristen Mericle scores her first goal as a Wildcat
Team honored for maintaining above a 3.0 GPA
Lauren Wilson scores twice for Villanova
Career: Played in 70 games for the Wildcats…Finished with 13 goals and 20 assists…Finished with 46 points and two game winning goals.
2016: Started and appeared in all 18 games for the Wildcats this season…Led the team in assists with 9, and second on the team in goals at seven…Finished her senior season with 23 points…Had a goal and assist vs. Michigan State (8/28) and vs. Ohio (9/18)…Had two assists vs. LIU (10/2) and Georgetown (10/29)…Had a hat trick (3 goals) against Penn (10/25).
2015: Started all 17 games for the Wildcats at midfield…Led the team in assists with 8…Named to the All BIG EAST Second Team…BIG EAST Honor Roll 9/7…Scored two goals during a game twice vs. Ball State (9/4) and at Penn (9/16)…Also had two assists during a game twice this season vs. Providence (10/9) and vs. Temple (10/31).
2014: Started 16 games on the season with 18 total appearances... Record one goal, two points and three shots on the year ... Tallied her first career goal against Penn (10/28) ... Took a shot against Georgetown (10/17) ... Recorded her first shot of the season at home against Monmouth (10/5).
2013: Started 15 affairs, appearing in all 17 games during her freshman season ... Recorded three assists and three points while attempting three shots, two of which were on goal ... One of 12 Wildcats to be named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) 2013 Division I National Academic Squad ... Notched her first collegiate point as an assist in the 2-1 victory over Siena (9/7) ...Recorded her second assist in the 3-0 shutout win over UMass-Lowell (9/29) ... Earned her third assist of the season at Saint Joseph's (10/2).
Wyoming Seminary: Earned four varsity letters in both field hockey and lacrosse ... Named to Second Team All-State for field hockey as a senior ... Earned the field hockey and lacrosse Gold Awards as a senior ... Named Wyoming Seminary's All Around Outstanding Female Athlete and earned the Harry W. Wilson Memorial Award for versatility and sportsmanship ... Member of the Citizens Voice All-Star field hockey team as a senior ... Named to the Field Hockey Times Leader All-Star Team as a senior ... Won the PIAA District 2 Championships as a junior ... Academic All-American in lacrosse as a senior ... Academic All-State in field hockey as a senior ... Earned Dean's List high honors for three years ... Served as captain for both field hockey and lacrosse as a senior.
Personal: Born August 23, 1995 in Wilkes Barre, Pa. ... Parents are Robert and Kim Mericle ... Has two sisters, Kelly and Katie, and one brother, Robbie ... Enjoys skiing, scuba diving and baking ... Mother and sister both attended Villanova ... Chose Villanova for its renowned athletic department and high-ranked business school ... Enrolled in the Villanova School of Business.