Katie Ryan scored 12th goal of the season for Villanova in the 62nd minute
Villanova posts first shutout of season on Senior Day
Villanova 1, Cincinnati 0
On Verdeur: Serves a key role for the Wildcats as one of the team's best playmakers on the front line ... Was voted MVP by her teammates last season ... Does a good job of breaking down the defense in the attacking third ... Persistent player who is also capable of being a potent scorer ... Poised for a big season.
Awards: Hilton Garden Hokie Invitational All-Tournament Team (Sept. 10/12, 2010) ... BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (Sept. 13, 2010) ... BIG EAST Academic All-Star (2009, 2010).
Career: Has played in 57 games with 46 starts ... Tallied seven goals, six assists and 20 points ... Has two game-winning goals ... Attempted 69 shots (.101 shot percentage) with 27 shots on goal (.391 shot-on-goal percentage).
Big East Regular Season: Played in 30 games with 26 starts ... Owns two goals, three assists and seven points in conference action ... Scored a game-winning goal in 2009 ... Has taken 27 shots for an .074 shot percentage, while putting 11 shots on goal for a .407 shot-on-goal percentage.
Big East Championship: Started games against Connecticut (first round) and Marquette (quarterfinals) in the 2009 conference tournament and registered one shot in each contest.
NCAA Tournament: Made a start against Washington State in the first round of the 2009 NCAA Tournament and attempted two shots.
2010: Started all 17 of the games she played in and finished the year with one goal, one assist and three points ... Her lone goal was a game-winner in double overtime against nationally-ranked Wake Forest in the final game of the Hilton Garden Hokie Invitational at Virginia Tech ... Earned All-Tournament Team honors for her performance and also garnered a spot on the weekly BIG EAST Honor Roll a day later ... Attempted 16 shots (.063 shot percentage) and managed seven shots on goal (.438 shot-on-goal percentage) during the season; BIG EAST: Started nine conference games ... Had one assist at Cincinnati ... Took nine shots and had four shots on goal (.444 shot-on-goal percentage).
2009: Started all 21 games she appeared in and collected two goals, four assists and eight points ... Scored one game-winning goal and notched one assist on a game-winning tally ... Ranked fourth on the team in assists ... Took 32 shots (.062 shot percentage) and managed 10 shots on goal (.313 shot-on-goal percentage); BIG EAST: Played in 10 games versus regular season conference foes, starting all of them ... Contributed one goal and two assists ... Registered one goal and one helper in a 2-0 win over Louisville ... Her goal in that game was the game-winner in the first half of the contest ... Also had an assist against Seton Hall ... Fired off 10 shots (.100 shot percentage), including four shots on goal (.400 shot-on-goal percentage); BIG EAST CHAMPIONSHIP: Tallied a pair of shots in the conference tournament, while starting contests against Connecticut in the first round and Marquette in the quarterfinals; NCAA TOURNAMENT: Started and logged 63 minutes of action in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against Washington State ... Took two shots in the game.
2008: Played in all 19 games with eight starts ... Scored four goals and had one assist for nine points ... Recorded 21 shots and had 10 shots on goal ... Netted two goals and one assist in season opener against UMBC ... Tallied game-tying goal in second half of eventual 3-2 win over San Diego State; BIG EAST: Appeared in all 11 games with seven starts ... Took eight shots and placed three shots on goal ... Registered one goal in a win over St. John's.
Club Team and ODP Experience: Plays for the Spirit United Gaels and was a part of five state championship teams and finished second in the 2006 USYS national championship ... Chosen for the Eastern Pennsylvania ODP State Team ... Played in the 2007 ODP national championship ... Won a USYSA Region 1 regional championship and advanced to national championships with F.C. Delco U-19 team in summer 2009.
Villa Joseph Marie High School: Four-year letterwinner in both soccer and softball ... Named an AACA All-League pick four times and to the Bucks County Courier Times Golden Team four times ... Three-time Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association All-Star for a team that was the PIAA state champion in 2005, 2006 and 2008 ... Scored 84 goals and had 28 assists during her career, including a career-high 29 goals her senior year ... Received the following awards during senior year: Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association All-State, Philadelphia Inquirer Southeast Pennsylvania Player of the Year, Bucks County Courier Times Player of the Year, AACA Most Valuable Player (shared with fellow Villanova freshman Erin Ryan), Rise Magazine All-Area, team's co-captain ... As a freshman in 2005 scored her first career goal 18 seconds into her first game ... Tallied 22 goals as a freshmen to help her team to a 24-0 mark and a No. 3 national ranking ... In softball was named to the AACA All-League team in both 2007 and 2008 and each year was selected to the Bucks County Courier Times Golden Team ... Helped lead the softball team to three consecutive district championship games.
Personal: Born 10/12/89 in Levittown, Pa. ... Second of three children of Michael and Rita Verdeur ... Has two brothers, Mike (24) and Tim (19) ... Majoring in Finance.