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Erin Hardiman

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Galloway, N.J.

High School:
Absegami

Height:
5-7

Position:
Midfield

Birthdate:
11/10/1986

On Hardiman: Talented playmaker capable of having an impact anywhere on the field ... Will be one of the team's top scoring threats ... Can shift to defense as a center back when necessary ... Skilled passer ... Completely ambidextrous ...

Career: Has been a major contributor all over the field from her midfield position ... Played in 62 games with 53 starts ... Scored five goals with 10 assists for 20 points ... Owns two career game-winning goals and has assisted on a game-winning goal four times ... In regular season BIG EAST play has started 28 of 32 games with two goals and three assists.

2007: Played in all 21 games with 18 starts, playing mostly midfield but also contributing on the front and back lines ... Tied for second on the team in assists and tied for third in points ... Tallied eight points for the season with two goals and four helpers ... Three of her four assists came on game-winning goals in wins over Temple, Louisville and South Florida ... The victory against USF lifted Villanova into the quarterfinals of the BIG EAST Championship ... Scored a goal in season-opening win against Lafayette and another in a 4-0 win over Penn ... Tallied three points with a goal and an assist in the game against the Quakers ... Took 31 shots for the season to rank third on the team ... Started all 11 BIG EAST regular season games.

2006: Critical player in the midfield who jumpstarted the team's front line attack ... Started in 18 of 22 games and finished the year with two goals and four assists for eight points ... Tied for third on the team in assists and also with 31 shots and was tied for fifth with the eight points ... Started eight of 11 BIG EAST regular season games and all three of the team's postseason games, including the BIG EAST Tournament quarterfinals and two NCAA Tournament games ... Assisted on the game-winning goal in a 2-1 win over George Washington ... Scored her first goal of the season against Cincinnati, the lone score in a 1-0 win ... Also added a goal in the NCAA Tournament against Toledo ... Her other assists came against Robert Morris, Georgetown and DePaul ... Had an even split between conference and non-conference opponents, registering one goal and two assists against each.

2005: Stepped immediately into a leading role in the Wildcats midfield ... Played in all 19 games with 17 starts while being used as both a midfielder and forward ... Tallied one goal and two assists for four points ... Her first collegiate goal was a header from the right side that tied a game against Syracuse in the second half ... Dished out both of the assists in a 7-1 win over Vermont ... Her 32 shots represented the third-highest total on the team ... Played 1,155 minutes ... Started nine of 10 Big East games.

Club Team and ODP Experience: Club team is Lacey Magic ... Team honors included New Jersey State Cup titles (2003, 2004), Region 1 Premier League championship (2003), Jefferson Cup champions (2004) and Region 1 Premier League finalist (2004) ... South Jersey Banshees W-League teammate of Wildcat alums Michelle Biehl, Chrissy Dolan, Laura Koch, Patricia Misciagna and Regina Villari, as well as current teammate Lindsey Finnegan ... Six-year member of New Jersey state ODP team ... Team was the 2004 National ODP Championship bronze medalist in 2004 and the U-17 Region 1 champion ... Played with Wildcat teammates Kaley Guthrie and Melissa Murowski on that team ... Recently selected to the Region I U-19 Regional Team.

Absegami High School: Holds school records for career goals (72), assists (45) and points (189) ... Also holds single-season records with 30 goals, 15 assists and 75 points ... All-State second team selection in 2002 ... First team All-Cape Atlantic League choice in 2002 and 2003, as well as a second team pick in 2001 ... First team All-Group IV in 2002 and 2003 ... First team All-South Jersey in 2002, and second team in 2003 and 2004 ... Team was Cape Atlantic League champion in 2002 and 2003, and a South Jersey Group IV semifinalist in 2003 ... Played against current Villanova teammate Jillian Loyden in high school ... Also a four-year letterwinner in basketball.

Personal: Born 11/10/86 in Somers Point, N.J. ... Older of two children of Dennis and Michelle Hardiman ... Has a younger brother Steve, who rowed for Rutgers ... Father played football at Trenton State and was a defensive back ... Has an uncle that played basketball at Canisius and was a four-year letterwinner ... He also played European Team Handball and competed for the United States at the 1972 Munich Olympics ... Another uncle played football for four years at Lafayette and was a tailback, while a cousin currently plays basketball at UNC-Greensboro ... Was an all-star selection at the 2002 Villanova Soccer Camp ... Chose the school for its strong academic reputation and the strength of the soccer team ... Majoring in Communications.

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