Sophomore Rhea Barghash Nets Game-Tying Goal to Keep Wildcats Alive
Wildcats Open 31st Year of Varsity Soccer on August 23rd vs. Radford
Villanova Falls in First Round of BIG EAST Championship
Wildcats Set Sights on Georgetown for Regular Season Finale
Wildcats Dominate Second Half and Overtime
Awards: 2011 BIG EAST All-Rookie Team... Named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (Oct. 3, 2011)... 2010 BIG EAST Academic All Star.
Career: Has played in 42 games with 40 starts ... Owns career totals of 10 goals, seven assists and 27 points with two game-winning goals ... Attempted 72 shots and placed 40 shots on goal ... Missed the majority of her true freshman season in 2010 after suffering an injury in the season's fifth game ... Was granted a medical redshirt for the year.
BIG EAST Regular Season: Played in and started 22 games ... Has five goals, four assists and 14 points versus league opponents while contributing two game-winning goals, 37 shots and 18 shots on goal.
BIG EAST Championship: Started in the Wildcats first round game vs. DePaul at Villanova Soccer Complex, resulting in a 3-0 loss to conclude the 2012 season... Attempted two shots, placing both on goal.
2012: Appeared in 18 matches while making 17 starts as a vital member of the Villanova midfield... Played 1,232 minutes for the 2012 season... Was third on the team with six points, 33 shots and 18 shots on goal... Averaed 1.83 shots per game and 0.33 points per game... Produced a total of two goals and two assists for the season, totaling six points... Notched the game-winning goal in a 2-0 victory over American (Aug. 17) in the season opener... Tallied a season-high three points via one goal and one assist in a 2-1 win over No. 16 Rutgers (Sept. 14)... Also supplied an assist in a 2-1 defeat to St. Joseph's (Aug. 26). BIG EAST: Started all 10 BIG EAST contests, playing for 711 minutes... Notched one goal and one assist for three points... Attempted 15 shots and placed seven shots on goal... Matched a career-high five shots in a 1-0 win over Cincinnati (Oct. 7)... Tallied her conference points in a 2-1 victory over No. 16 Rutgers (Sept. 14). BIG EAST Championship: Started in the Wildcats first round game vs. DePaul at Villanova Soccer Complex, resulting in a 3-0 loss to conclude the 2012 season... Attempted two shots, placing both on goal.
2011: One of five players on the team who started all 19 games during the season ... Earned BIG EAST All-Rookie team honors as a redshirt freshman ... Ranked second on the team in goals and tied for second on the team in assists and points ... Recorded totals of seven goals, five assists and 19 points with one game-winning goal ... Attempted 39 shots and had 21 shots on goal ... Delivered her first career assist in the season opener against James Madison ... Delivered two goals in a 3-2 win at Georgia in the Wildcats first-ever road game versus a Southeastern Conference opponent ... Contributed one goal and one assist in a 2-2 tie at William & Mary ... Matched a season high with five shots against Saint Joseph's; BIG EAST: Started all 11 BIG EAST games and tied for the team lead with three assists against league opponents ... Tied for second on the team with four goals, 11 points and one game-winning goal in conference action ... Took 21 shots and had 10 shots on goal ... Notched her first career game-winning goal at home against Pittsburgh ... In the next game after that had a goal and an assist in a 4-1 win over nationally-ranked West Virginia ... Netted her second two-goal game of the season with a pair of tallies against Louisville ... Added assists against both Rutgers and DePaul.
2010: Played in each of the season's first five games, including four starts, before missing the remainder of the season with an injury ... Came off the bench in the season opener against Temple and scored her first collegiate goal ... Started the next four games ... Tallied two shots on goal; BIG EAST: Started and played a season-high 76 minutes against Georgetown, registering one shot on goal.
Club Team and ODP Experience: Has played for the FC Delco Sting since the club's inception in 2004 ... Has been a team captain for the club, which is coached by former Villanova assistant Peye Garcia ... Her team won the 2009 ECNL Red Bull Championship and the US Club regional and national championships ... Six-year member of the Pennsylvania state and regional ODP team ... Attended the 2008 Development Camp, the U-17 Women's National Team March training camp and the 2009 Mississippi Inter-Regional ... Invited to travel with the team to Portugal in 2009 and Russia in 2010.
Downingtown West High School: Received four varsity letters in soccer, two in outdoor track and one in indoor track ... Scored 60 career goals for a team that won the AAA state championship in 2006 and 2009, while also winning two district and two Ches-Mont titles over her four years ... Received All-America honors from the NSCAA and ESPN-Rise as both a junior and a senior ... Also garnered NSCAA All-Region accolades both years and was nominated for Gatorade Player of the Year acclaim ... Two-time selection to the Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches All-State squad and a two-time league and team MVP ... As a senior was named Player of the Year by the Philadelphia Inquirer and by the Daily Local ... Four-time All-Area and All-Ches-Mont pick ... Senior captain ... Was voted the 2009 Female Athlete of the Year by the VFW-Chester County ... Listed in 2009 as one of high school soccer's key players by ESPN-Rise ... Was ranked as the No. 66 player in the nation on Top Drawer Soccer's list of `Players to Watch' ... As a freshman played against eventual Wildcat teammate Justine Wollner, who was then a senior at Downingtown East.
High School Academic and Community Honors: Named to the NSCAA Scholar All-America team as a senior in high school ... Two-time member of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Coaches Association All-Scholastic squad ... Maintained a GPA above 4.0 all four years of high school while taking honors and AP courses ... Three-year member of the National Honor Society and two-year member of the National Society of High School Scholars.
Personal: Born 2/8/92 in Buffalo, N.Y... One of five children of Bob and MaryClaire Myers... Siblings are Rob, Matt, Mackenzie and Luke... Enrolled as a Political Science major in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.