Kranich Matches Career-High with Nine Saves
Sophomore Claims First Conference Honor of Career
Sophomore Rhea Barghash Nets Game-Tying Goal to Keep Wildcats Alive
Wildcats Open 31st Year of Varsity Soccer on August 23rd vs. Radford
Villanova Looks to Advance to Quarterfinals of Conference Tournament
Awards: Named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (Aug. 26, 2014).
Career: Has appeared in 29 games while making 21 starts through her sophomore season... Posted two goals for four points while taking 20 shots... Has placed 11 shots on goal for a .550 shot on goal percentage... Played 1,912 minutes on the pitch.
2013: Appeared in 13 games while making 12 starts... Tallied her only goal of the season for two points against Radford (Aug. 23) in the season-opener which resulted in a 1-1 draw... Took nine shots on the year while placing four shots on goal... Took a career-high three shots vs. Radford (Aug. 23). BIG EAST: Appeared in seven conference contests while making six starts... Took five shots and placed three shots on goal for a .600 shot on goal percentage... Totaled 434 minutes on the pitch in BIG EAST action... Averaged 0.71 shots per game in conference contests. BIG EAST Championship: Started in the Wildcats first round game against the DePaul Blue Demons which resulted in a 1-0 loss to conclude the 2013 season.
2012: Appeared in 16 games while making nine starts as an outside back... Moved from midfield to defense midway through the season and earned six consecutive starts beginning with Louisville (Oct. 5)... Notched her first career goal vs. Saint Joseph's (Aug. 26), giving her two points on the year... Took 11 shots and seven shots on goal. BIG EAST: Appeared in eight confernce matches while making five starts against Louisville, Cincinnati, DePaul, Notre Dame and Georgetown... Notched four shots in BIG EAST play, all of which were on goal. BIG EAST Championship: Started in the Wildcats first round game against the DePaul Blue Demons, which resulted in a 3-0 loss to conclude the 2012 campaign... registered one shot for the contest.
Club Team and ODP Experience: Member of the PDA Celtic club ... Advanced to at least the semifinals of the New Jersey state tournament every year from 2005-11 and was a four-time state champion (2005, 2006, 2007, 2011) ... Region 1 finalist every year from 2007-10 ... Played in the Region 1 Championships each year from 2007-11 and was a Region 1 Premier League finalist in 2010, as well as a semi-finalist in 2009 ... Recipient of the Golden Boot Award at the Manchester United Premier Cup in 2009 ... Won the 2010 ECNL Club national championship after finishing ninth in the nation in the 2010 ECNL standings ... Member of the New Jersey ODP state team from 2007-11 ... ODP Region 1 champion three straight years from 2009-11 ... ODP national champion in 2010 and national finalist in 2011 ... Chosen for the ODP Region 1 pool each year since 2009 ... Selected for the ODP Region 1 Boca Raton Team in 2009 ... Invited to the Winter ODP National Camp in 2010 and 2011.
Mount Saint Mary Academy: Two-time captain of the soccer team as a junior and a senior ... Two-time All-State Non-Public team selection and a two-time All-Somerset County pick ... Three-time All-Valley Division first team choice ... As a senior ranked fourth in goals scored in Somerset County, was named the team's MVP and earned first team all-state accolades ... Set single-season highs of 18 goals and 11 assists her senior year ... Member of the indoor track & field team as a freshman and competed on the 4x400 meter relay ... Also spent one season as a manager for the women's lacrosse team ... Earned academic honors all four years and was inducted into the National Honor Society for her junior and senior years.
Personal: Born 8/27/94 in Edison, N.J... Youngest of three children of Hani and Guitta Barghash ... Has two older siblings, Maya and Elias... Second cousin of former Syracuse All-American and NBA player Rony Seikaly... Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences as a Communications major.