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Vanessa Pizzulli

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Oceanport, N.J.

High School:
Shore Regional

Position:
Back

Birthdate:
10/28/1982

Vanessa Pizzulli


VILLANOVA

2003: One of the BIG EAST's top backs...Collected STX/NHFCA Second-Team All-Mid Atlantic Region, First Team All-BIG EAST and All-Philadelphia honors...also earned 2004 preseason All-BIG EAST honors...Cited by the NFHCA for Academic Excellence...Finished the season tied for third in the nation for total defensive saves (7)...Tied for fourth in Villanova history with 24 assists, needing just nine more to set a new record...Started all 18 games in the 2003 campaign...Tallied two goals and five assists for nine points...Both goals came in a 4-3 win at Lafayette...Assisted on the Wildcats' lone goal in the BIG EAST semifinals against Boston College.

2002: Named to the All-BIG EAST Second Team...Garnered NFHCA Academic All-American honors...Tied for team lead in assists with nine...Currently ranks tied for 7th on Villanova's all-time assist list...Recorded three assists against Rutgers...Scored first collegiate goal in Villanova's 5-0 win over La Salle...Recorded a goal and an assist at Lehigh...Ranked tied for 3rd among BIG EAST players with nine assists.

2001: Named Villanova's Rookie of the Year ... Started in all 20 games as the Wildcats sweeper ... On penalty corners, served as the stopper ... Ranked second among all BIG EAST players with 10 assists ... Posted a season-best, two assists in Villanova's BIG EAST Semifinal victory ... Recorded 10 points (10 assists), including three points (three assists) in conference games.

High School: Played four years at midfield for coach Nancy Williams ... 2000 High School All-American ... 2000 Monmouth County Player of the Year ... Voted to the 1999 Regional All-American Team ... Selected to the All-Shore and All-State teams in 1998, '99, and '00 ... Team posted a 96-6-2 record during her high school career.

Personal: Communications major ... Daughter of Nick and Roseann Pizzulli ... Has three siblings ... Sisters Jessica and Meredith played field hockey at Rutgers ... Born on 10/28/82.

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