13 members of the field hockey team named to the National Academic Squad.
Villanova top BIG EAST rivals 5-3.
Wildcats drop 3-2 to Penn.
Villanova takes on crosstown rivals Penn and conference foes Georgetown this week.
Villanova slated to play at Liberty and at No. 22 Richmond this weekend.
Career: Has seen the field in 36 games while making 35 starts through her sophomore season ... Has recorded 12 goals, 14 assists and four game-winning goals.
2012: Started in all 19 games at forward ... Notched five goals and seven assists on the season ... Recorded individual game-highs with three assists against Georgetown (Oct. 26) and 10 shots against Robert Morris (Aug. 24) ... Scored a pair of goals against Bryant (Sept. 30) ... Named to the BIG EAST's Weekly Honor Roll.
2011: Played in 19 games and made 18 starts during her freshman season... Led the team in goals (7), assists (7), and game-winning goals (3)... Registered 29 shots on goal... Earned two individual game-highs in goals and points when she scored two goals (4 points) against Radford (Sept. 18)... Also made three other individual game-highs tallying two assists vs. Rutgers (Sept. 24) and registering six shots and five shots on goal vs. Penn (Sept. 21)... One of six players named to NFHCA's National Academic Squad.
Wyoming Seminary: Earned four varsity letters under head coach Karen Klassner as a team captain... 2010 PIAA AA State Champions... 2010 Academic all-american and all-state... 2010 PHSHCA First Team All-State... 2010 Citizen's Voice All-Star Team... 2010 Wyoming Seminary Gold Award and Coaches Award Winner... 2010 District II Runners-up... 2010 Wyoming Valley Conference Champions... Member of the 2011 USFHA Futures Pennsylvania Junior High Performance Training Squad... 2011 u19 National Futures Championship... Member of Futures Elite... Also lettered in basketball and soccer... Dean's List... 2011 Presidential Education Award for Excellence.
Personal: Born 12/19/92 in Hanover Township, Pa... Parents are Rick and Cathy Swoboda... One brother, Jason ... Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.