Wildcats Open 31st Year of Varsity Soccer on August 23rd vs. Radford
Four Players Earn Conference Honorsl; Matches Most Ever for Villanova
Villanova Looks to Advance to Quarterfinals of Conference Tournament
Villanova Takes on Top Seeded Hoyas for Senior Day
Wildcats Set Sights on Georgetown for Regular Season Finale
On Sabatura: Leads all active players on the team in career goals, assists, points, shots and game-winning goals ... Has been a dominant all-around player and dangerous scorer during her career who has a knack for finishing scoring chances in front of the net ... Fearless player with a tireless work ethic ... Contributes as both a forward and a midfielder and is set for a successful senior campaign.
Career: Played in 76 games with 75 starts and has career totals of 24 goals, 28 assists and 76 points... Tied for second all-time at Villanova with 28 assists... Has seven career game-winning goals ... Attempted 178 shots and has 83 shots on goal ... Owns four career multi-goal games ... Has converted on two of three penalty kicks.
BIG EAST Regular Season: Has played in 41 games with 40 starts versus conference opponents ... In BIG EAST play has 11 goals, 11 assists and 33 points, including two multi-goal games ... Has taken 84 shots and managed 46 shots on goal.
BIG EAST Championship: Saw action in a first round game vs. DePaul in 2012... Played in a first round game against Connecticut and a quarterfinal contest at Marquette as a freshman in 2009 ... Tallied an assist in the contest against Connecticut and totaled six shots in the three games.
NCAA Tournament: Made her NCAA Tournament debut against Washington State in 2009, tallying two shots in the contest.
2012: Started all 19 games she appeared in and led the team in assists and points... Led the team in points and shots, tied for second on the squad in game-winning goals and was second on the team in goals for the season... Produced a total of three goals, eight assists, 14 points and one game-winning goal... Attempted 53 shots and placed 23 shots on goal... Converted one penalty kick for a goal... Tied for eighth amongst all BIG EAST players in shots... Tied for third amongst all BIG EAST players in assists and assists per game... Registered at least one point in eight of 19 games... Matched a career-high two assists vs. American (Aug. 17) and La Salle (Sept. 9)... Tallied a career-high seven shots vs. Cincinnati (Oct. 7). BIG EAST: Just one of three players to play all 938 conference minutes... Played and started in all 10 BIG EAST games and led the team in goals (2), assists (3), points (7), shots (29) and shots on goal (16)... Recorded at least one point in four conference matches, including an assist vs. Rutgers (Sept. 14), a goal and an assist vs. Providence (Sept. 21), a goal vs. Cincinnati (Oct. 7) and an assist vs. nationally ranked Georgetown (Oct. 19)... Had the game-winning goal in a 1-0 win over Cincinnati (Oct. 7). BIG EAST Championship: Started and played all 90 minutes in a first round game vs. DePaul at Villanova Soccer Complex, resulting in a 3-0 loss.
2011: Started all 18 games she appeared in and led the team in assists ... Tied for the team lead in shots, ranked second on the squad in game-winning goals, tied for second in points and third in goals scored ... Overall produced totals of six goals, seven assists, 19 points and three game-winning goals ... Attempted 48 shots and placed 18 shots on goal ... Converted one penalty kick for a goal ... Tied for sixth among all BIG EAST players in assists ... Registered at least one point in 11 of 18 games, including two separate streaks of at least three games with a point ... Scored one goal, the game-winner, and also had an assist in a 3-2 win at Georgia State ... The game-winner was thanks to successfully converting a penalty kick in the second half ... Delivered an assist in a 2-2 tie at William & Mary and was named to the All-Tournament Team at the Nike Tribe Fairfield Inn & Suites Invitational ... Scored the lone Wildcats goal against Princeton ... Dished out assists versus Saint Joseph's and at Georgia; BIG EAST: Played in and started all 11 BIG EAST games and tied led the team with two game-winning goals while also tying for the team lead in assists with three ... Tied for second on the sqwuad with four goals and 11 points in league games ... Took 22 shots and had 10 shots on goal ... Recorded at least one point in five consecutive games late in the season, beginning with a one-goal, one-assist performance for three points in a 4-1 win over nationally-ranked West Virginia ... Scored the game-winning goal in consecutive wins over Cincinnati and DePaul ... Had an assist in games against Louisville and Notre Dame ... Scored a goal at Rutgers in the conference opener.
2010: One of six players on the team who started in all 19 games ... Led the team with eight assists and was second on the squad with seven goals, 22 points, two game-winning goals and 34 shots ... Ranked fourth in the BIG EAST Conference in assists per game and eighth in points per game ... Scored the first goal of a game once and had three game-tying goals ... In all six of her seven goals either tied the game or gave Villanova the lead ... Registered two goals against both Temple and Louisville ... Had two assists in a win over Wake Forest ... Had game-winning goals against Virginia Commonwealth and Monmouth, with the latter score coming in overtime ... Compiled a .206 shot percentage and a .647 shot-on-goal percentage for the season (34 shots, 22 shots on goal); BIG EAST: In 11 conference games tallied two goals, four assists and eight points ... Tallied 18 shots (.111 shot percentage) and had 12 shots on goal (.667 shot-on-goal percentage) ... Scored both Villanova goals at Louisville, with each goal tying the score before the Cardinals eventually won ... Tallied assists against Georgetown, Rutgers, Cincinnati and West Virginia.
2009: Played in 20 games with 19 starts ... Enjoyed a terrific freshman campaign with seven goals, five assists and 19 points to earn BIG EAST Rookie of the Year honors ... Became the first player in program history to win the award ... Ranked second on the team in goals scored and points and tied for second in assists ... Was among the BIG EAST leaders in every offensive category as well ... Contributed one game-winning goal, one game-tying goal and two unassisted tallies ... Attempted 40 shots (.175 shot percentage), of which 19 were on goal (.475 shot-on-goal percentage) ... Made her collegiate debut with two goals and one assist in the season opener against Temple ... Scored the game-winning goal in a 2-0 win over Delaware; BIG EAST: Played in nine regular season conference games with eight starts ... Scored three goals, had one assist and tallied seven points in league play ... The three goals were the high mark on the team and included two tallies against Seton Hall as well as one against Cincinnati ... Picked up an assist in a 1-1 tie against No. 17 Rutgers ... Attempted 15 shots (.200 shot percentage) and tallied eight shots on goal (.533 shot-on-goal percentage); Missed just one game after breaking a bone in her cheek during a collision with an opponent from Louisville; BIG EAST CHAMPIONSHIP: Picked up an assist against Connecticut just 26 seconds into a conference tournament first round game ... Started that contest, as well as a quarterfinal game at Marquette ... Tallied five shots in the two games, including two shots on goal; NCAA TOURNAMENT: Played 86 minutes and tallied two shots in the first round of the NCAA Tournament versus Washington State.
Club Team and ODP Experience: Plays for the FC Bucks Vipers along with fellow incoming freshmen Alexa Carugati and Carly Edgcomb ... Team on three consecutive state championships and two Region 1 titles ... Placed third in the national championship in 2008 and returned to the national championship in summer 2009 ... Team entered the national championship ranked second in the nation and first in the state and region.
Pennington School: Four-year starter and senior captain for a team that won four straight state championship from 2005-08 ... Named Player of the Year as a junior and received multiple all-area and All-Prep first and second team accolades ... Selected to the 2008 NSCAA/adidas All-America squad ... Member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Born in Princeton, N.J. ... Younger of two children of Thomas and Gail Sabatura ... Has an older brother, Troy (25) ... Chose to attend Villanova because of the school's Nursing program and the soccer team ... Majoring in Nursing ... Hopes to become a nurse anesthetist.
BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll Aug. 20, 2012 William & Mary All-Tournament Team Sept. 2/4, 2011 All-BIG EAST Second Team 2009, 2010, 2012 BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll Aug. 23/Sept. 20, 2010 Villanova Classic All-Tournament Team 2010, 2012 Capital One Academic All-District 2 Second Team 2010 BIG EAST Rookie of the Year 2009 BIG EAST Rookie of the Week Aug. 24/Sept. 7/Sept. 28, 2009 BIG EAST Academic All-Star 2009, 2010, 2012
Points: 5, Temple (Aug. 21, 2009)