Angel Piccirillo
Angel  Piccirillo

Hometown:
Homer City, Pa.

High School:
Homer-Center

Event:
Cross Country/Distance

Birthdate:
01/08/1994

Experience:
Sr./Sr.


02/19/2016

Angel Piccirillo Earns BIG EAST Institutional Female Scholar-Athlete Award

Villanova senior will receive a $2,000 scholarship which can be applied to graduate studies

02/07/2016

Siofra Cleirigh Buttner Breaks Indoor School Record in 800 Meters

Villanova sophomore shattered a 28-year old record with her time of 2:03.74 on Saturday evening

02/02/2016

Gabby Pethokoukis Wins Most Courageous Award at Annual Sportswriters’ Dinner

Villanova had three student-athletes recognized at 112th annual event on Monday night

01/16/2016

Piccirillo Runs Second-Fastest 1000 Meters in School History at Great Dane Classic

Villanova senior approached long-time school record on Saturday night

04/26/2014

It's A Trifecta as Wildcats Win 4x800 Meter Relay Championship of America

Villanova swept the distance events at Penn Relays for the first time since 1997

02/27/2016

Women's Track & Field--BIG EAST Championships Day 1

Villanova came in third at the BIG EAST Championships and Angel Piccirillo set a collegiate record in the 1000 meters.

02/01/2016

Philadelphia Sportswriters' Dinner

Philadelphia Sportswriters' Association Dinner -- February 1, 2016

06/11/2015

NCAA Championships -- Women's 1500 Meters

Stephanie Schappert and Angel Piccirillo ran in the national semifinal heats of the 1500 meters in Eugene, Ore.

04/23/2015

Villanova Women's Track & Field at Penn Relays (Apr. 23, 2015)

Villanova won its fourth straight Championship of America title at the Penn Relays on April 23, 2015.

03/01/2015

Women's Track at BIG EAST Championships

Villanova won its second straight BIG EAST team title on March 1 at the New York Armory.

On Piccirillo: Eight time All-American, eight-time BIG EAST champion and six-time Penn Relays champion during her career ... All-time collegiate record holder in the 1000 meters ... In addition to being the school record holder in the 1000 meters, ranks in the top 10 on the all-time Villanova performance list at every distance from 800 meters through 3000 meters ... Only woman in school history to win career indoor BIG EAST titles in the 800 meters, the 1000 meters and the Mile ... Two-time USTFCCCA Mid-Atlantic Region Athlete of the Year during the indoor season ... Awards include being the Penn Relays Athlete of the Meet for the relay events in 2015 and the Most Outstanding Track Performer of the Meet at the indoor BIG EAST Championships in 2016 ... Three-time selection to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team ... Veteran leader of the Wildcats distance group during both cross country season and on the track ... Fearless competitor and a powerful runner who can time trial when needed ... Will redshirt the 2016 outdoor season ... Has a final year of eligibility in cross country and outdoor track & field for the 2016-17 academic year.

2016 Outdoor: Redshirting.

2015-16 Indoor: Broke the all-time collegiate record in the 1000 meters and holds the current NCAA standard with a time of 2:40.82 ... First team All-American in the Mile and second team All-American in the 3000 meters ... Individual BIG EAST champion in the 1000 meters ... Also earned All-BIG EAST accolades in the distance medley relay and was a part of the Villanova lineup in the 4x400 meter relay ... Named the Mid-Atlantic Region Track Athlete of the Year by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for the second straight indoor season ... Chosen as the BIG EAST Most Outstanding Track Performer of the Meet ... At one point during the season ranked in the top five in the nation for the current year in the 1000 meters, the Mile and the 3000 meters ... Runner-up in the Mile at the NCAA Championships with a time of 4:36.26 in the final ... Had a nearly identical result in the preliminary heats at the national meet when she posted a time of 4:36.25 and was ranked second overall going into the final ... Returned to the track a short time after the final of the Mile and came in 13th in the 3000 meters with a time of 9:25.12 ... Her NCAA record time of 2:40.82 in the 1000 meters at the BIG EAST Championships broke the existing collegiate record of 2:41.00 set five years ago and the previous school record of 2:42.68 set by Gina Procaccio in 1987 ... Won the race by nearly five seconds ... Ran the 800 meter leg of the distance medley relay at the conference meet and helped Villanova earn a runner-up finish in the relay with a time of 11:26.12 ... Anchored the 4x400 meter relay to a fourth place finish at the BIG EAST meet with a time of 3:48.40 ... Opened the season by winning the 1000 meters at the Great Dane Classic ... Her time of 2:43.04 was the second fastest in school history until her record-setting performance later in the year ... Also anchored the 4x400 relay at the Great Dane Classic as the Wildcats posted a time of 4:01.06 in the relay ... Ran the 3000 meters for the first time as a collegian at the Penn State National, where she won the invitational section of the event with a time of 9:06.39 ... The time is the ninth-fastest indoors in school history and puts her sixth on the all-time Villanova performance list ... Won the Mile at the Villanova Invitational with a season best time of 4:36.00.

2015 Cross Country: Helped lead a young Villanova team to a berth in the NCAA Championships ... Ran six races during the season and was the Wildcats top finisher three times, in addition to being second or third in the team lineup in her other three races ... Earned All-Mid Atlantic Region accolades for the second time in her career ... Was named the BIG EAST Female Athlete of the Week on October 5 after she led the team with a fourth place finish out of 126 runners at the Princeton Interregional Meet ... Posted a time of 20:51.6 over 6,000 meters in that race and helped Villanova finish fourth in the team standings ... The team's performance at that meet wound up being one of the primary factors that helped the Wildcats earn an at-large bid to the NCAA meet ... Finished seventh out of 200 runners at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional with a time of 21:11.9 ... Came in 140th at the NCAA Championships (21:07.3) ... Placed 21st at the BIG EAST Championships with a season best time of 20:33.5 ... Finished 34th at the Pre-NCAA Meet (20:35.6) ... Started the season with a runner-up finish at the Main Line Invitational, where she ran the three-mile race in 16:30. 

2015 Outdoor: Second team All-American in the 1500 meters ... Penn Relays champion in both the distance medley relay and the 4x800 meter relay ... Penn Relays Women's Athlete of the Meet for the relay events ... BIG EAST champion in the 800 meters and All-BIG EAST in the 4x400 meter relay ... Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 1500 meters for the second straight year ... Posted a time of 4:19.13 in the national semifinals in Eugene, Ore. to place sixth in her heat and 14th overall ... Earned her spot at the NCAA meet by crossing the finish line in 4:15.44 in the quarterfinal round at the NCAA East Preliminary meet ... Came in sixh in her quarterfinal heat to advance on time to Eugene ... Automatically qualified for the quarterfinals after finishing fourth in her first round heat with a time of 4:21.88 ... Earlier in the season she had registered a 1500 meters time of 4:13.49 at the Payton Jordan Invitational ... That time is the 10th-fastest overall time in school history and puts Piccirillo seventh on the all-time Villanova performance list in the 1500 meters ... During the season also set a personal best time of 2:04.25 for 800 meters ... That time came in the final at the BIG EAST Championships, where she raced to the individual crown ... Entered the final of the 800 meters ranked third overall after posting a time of 2:09.62 in the preliminary heats a day earlier ... Also ran the third leg of the 4x400 meter relay which finished third in 3:41.83 and earned All-BIG EAST honors ... Helped the Wildcats win their second straight outdoor conference title in dominant fashion ... Anchored Villanova to its third straight Championship of America title in the 4x800 meter relay at the Penn Relays ... Produced a split of 2:04.28 over the final 800 meters and the Wildcats tallied a winning time of 8:26.36 in the relay ... Also led off the distance medley relay and had a split of 3:23.25 over 1200 meters as Villanova won that relay at Penn for a fourth straight year with a winning time of 11:09.06 ... Opened the outdoor season at the Colonial Relays and was the runner-up in the seeded section of the 1500 meters with a time of 4:18.21 ... Came in second in the 800 meters at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational (2:05.45) and also ran the second leg of the 4x400 meter relay which finished fourth with a time of 3:44.91.

2015 Indoor: First team All-American in the Mile and an honorable mention All-American in the distance medley relay ... Named the USTFCCCA Mid-Atlantic Region Track Athlete of the Year ... BIG EAST individual champion in the 800 meters and also anchored the Wildcats conference champion 4x800 meter relay Ran the ninth-fastest Mile in school history during the season ... Finished seventh in the national championship race of the Mile at the NCAA Championships with a time of 4:37.96 and earned first team All-America honors for a top-eight finish ... During the preliminary heats at the national meet, came in third in her heat with a time of 4:34.67 ... That was just off her personal best time in the Mile, which is 4:34.28 and was set at the Iowa State Classic in February ... The time of 4:34.28 is the ninth-fastest in school history and puts Piccirillo fourth individually on the Wildcats all-time performance list in the event ... Won the 800 meters at the BIG EAST Championships with a personal best time of 2:04.91 in the final ... Came into the final ranked second overall in the preliminaries ... Won her preliminary heat in 2:09.83 ... Was the individual conference champion in the Mile one year earlier and becomes the first Villanova athlete to win career indoor titles in both the 800 meters and the Mile ... Anchored the Wildcats to a meet record performance in the 4x800 meter relay ... Produced a split of 2:04.60 on the anchor leg of the relay and Villanova broke a 23-year old meet record with a winning time of 8:33.94 ... Ranked fifth on the national performance list in the Mile after her time of 4:34.28 at Iowa State ... Led off the distance medley relay at the Penn State National, where Villanova posted a time of 11:04.29 ... That time is the ninth-fastest indoor DMR mark in school history and it ranked seventh in the nation for the current season at the time of the race ... Opened the season by winning the 800 meters at the Gotham Cup with a time of 2:06.35 ... At the time of the race, her winning time was the fastest in the nation for the season ... Also finished first in the 1000 meters at the Metro Team Challenge with a time of 2:47.97 ... Came in sixth in the Mile at the Penn State meet (4:48.59) ... Anchored the 4x800 meter relay squad to a fist place finish and a winning time of 8:51.16 at the Gotham Cup ... Ran the second leg of the 4x400 meter relay at the Metro Team Challenge to help the Wildcats finish fourth in the relay with a time of 3:51.19.

2014 Cross Country: Competed in five races during the season ... Closed the year by coming in second on the team and fourth overall at the ECAC Championship, where Villanova finished second in the team standings ... Recorded a season-best time of 20:55 over 6,000 meters at the prestigious Washington Invitational to place second on the team and 19th overall ... Came in third in the Wildcats lineup at both the BIG EAST Championships and the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional ... Placed 21st at the conference meet and was 29th at the regional meet ... Finished second on the team and seventh overall at the Princeton Invitational to help lead Villanova to the team title at the meet.

2014 Outdoor: Second team All-American in the 1500 meters and helped Villanova win Championship of America titles at the Penn Relays in both the 4x1500 meter relay and the 4x800 meter relay ... Qualified for the NCAA Championships individually for the first time outdoors ... Came in 12th in the final of the 1500 meters at the national meet with a time of 4:27.66 ... In the national semifinal heats recorded a time of 4:21.47 to place fifth in her heat and 13th overall ... Automatic qualifier for the NCAA Championships based on her performances at the NCAA East Preliminary ... Recorded a personal best time of 4:15.16 in the national quarterfinals and finished fourth in her heat and seventh overall out of 24 runners ... Also came in fourth in her heat (14th overall out of 48) in the national first round (4:18.72) ... Ran the second leg of the 4x1500 and 4x800 relays at the Penn Relays ... Villanova won the 4x1500 title for the first time in 14 years with a winning time of 17:16.52 and defended its title in the 4x800 relay with a time of 8:21.49 ... Earned All-BIG EAST honors in the 1500 meters and led the Wildcats to their third straight conference crown in the 4x800 relay at the BIG EAST Championships ... Finished second in the 1500 meters with a time of 4:17.63, while the Wildcats winning time in the 4x800 relay was 8:33.36 ... Competed in the 800 meters at the ECAC Championship and came in 12th overall in the preliminary heats with a time of 2:08.64 ... Runner-up in the 1500 meters at the Sam Howell Invitational (4:20.39) in her first race of the outdoor season ... Came in third in the 800 meters (2:07.45) at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational ... Ran the third leg of the 4x400 meter relay at the Hurricane Alumni meet and helped the second Villanova entry in the relay place fifth overall with a time of 3:46.68.

2014 Indoor: Second team All-American in the distance medley relay ... BIG EAST champion in the Mile and the 4x800 meter relay, as well as an All-BIG EAST performer in the distance medley relay, to help Villanova win its conference record 12th team title at the BIG EAST meet ... Led off the distance medley relay with the 1200 meters leg at the NCAA Championships, where the Wildcats came in ninth with a time of 11:20.40 ... Individual BIG EAST champion in the Mile with a winning time of 5:01.87 ... Ran the second leg of the 4x800 meter relay at the BIG EAST Championships, helping Villanova finish in first place and win its fifth straight title in the relay ... Also ran the 800 meters leg of the DMR at the conference meet, where the Wildcats runner-up time of 10:59.74 earned the team its berth in the national championships ... Came in seventh in the Mile with a time of 4:40.53 at the Boston University Last Chance Meet ... Opened the indoor season by winning the 1000 meters in 2:48.26 at the Great Dane Classic ... Also ran the third leg of the 4x400 meter relay at the Great Dane meet, with Villanova placing sixth in the relay with a time of 3:51.21 ... Led off the distance medley relay at the Penn State National and the Wildcats came in third in the Invitational section of the DMR with a time of 11:04.54 ... Ran individually in the 800 meters at Penn State and placed fifth in the Invitational section with a time of 2:07.87 ... Ran the third leg of the 4x400 relay at the Penn State meet and the Wildcats entry came in eighth in the Unseeded section of the relay (3:51.95).

2013 Cross Country: Came up big at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional and placed fourth overall to help Villanova capture the team title and an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships ...Posted a season-best time of 20:10 at the regional meet and was the Wildcats third finisher ... Earned All-Mid Atlantic Region honors ... Recorded a time of 22:14.9 at the NCAA Championships ... Placed third on the team at the Paul Short Run and was 20th overall out of 430 runners with a time of 20:58 ... Was the fourth Villanova runner at the Pre-NCAA Meet and finished with a time of 21:57.1 ... Opened the season at the three-mile Main Line Invitational and came in fourth out of 86 runners with a time of 16:49.22.

2013 Outdoor: Competed on all three of the Villanova relays at the Penn Relays ... Ran the second leg of the 4x800 meter relay squad which won a Championship of America title and set an all-time collegiate record with a winning time of 8:17.45 ... Her relay split of 2:04.12 in the 4x800 relay is a personal best ... Led off the Championship of America winning distance medley relay, which had a winning time of 10:58.84 ... Ran the third leg of the 4x1500 meter relay which finished third with a time of 17:17.57 ... Individually, earned All-BIG EAST honors in the 1500 meters and advanced to the national quarterfinals in the 800 meters ... Competed in the 800 meters at the NCAA East Regional and posted times of 2:06.82 in the national first round and 2:12.62 in the quarterfinals ... At the BIG EAST Championships came in third in the 1500 meters with a time of 4:25.56 in the finals ... Moved up five spots and improved her time by more than two full seconds from the preliminary heats (4:27.86) ... Won the 800 meters in a personal best time of 2:05.31 at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational, where she paced a field of 26 runners ... Set a personal best in the 1500 meters with a time of 4:21.79 at the Raleigh Relays, where she came in sixth ... Also ran the 800 meters in 2:06.62 at the Raleigh meet and was the runner-up out of 26 entries ... Ran the second leg of the 4x400 relay in a ninth place finish at the BIG EAST Championships (3:45.22) ... Took the third leg of the 4x400 relay at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational as Villanova came in second (3:43.62).

2012-13 Indoor: First team All-American as part of the Wildcats distance medley relay squad ... Ran the leadoff leg of the DMR at the NCAA Championships, where Villanova was the runner-up with a time of 10:57.96 ... Ran the second leg of the 4x800 meter relay at the BIG EAST Championships to help the Wildcats win a conference title (8:40.50) ... Also was All-BIG EAST in both the 1000 meters and the DMR ... Runner-up in the 1000 meters with a career best time of 2:46.33 in the finals of the conference meet ... Came in second in her preliminary heat a day earlier with a time of 2:50.89 ... Ran the third leg of the distance medley relay and Villanova finished in second place (11:07.04) ... Led off the DMR at the Armory Collegiate Invitational, where the Wildcats winning time of 10:56.74 secured their spot at the national championships meet ... Opened the indoor season by winning the 1000 meters (2:51.21) at the Jack Pyrah Invitational ... Came in second in the 800 meters (2:09.44) at the New York City Gotham Cup and also ran the second leg of the 4x400 meter relay at that meet ... Villanova won the 4x400 relay in 3:46.46 ... Came in fifth in the invitational section of the Mile at the Penn STate National with a time of 4:40.08 ... Placed fourth in the Mile with a personal best time of 4:39.03 at the Columbia Last Chance Meet.

2012 Cross Country: Redshirted.

Homer-Center High School: Won the Championship of America title in the Mile at the Penn Relays as both a sophomore and a junior ... All-American in cross country and in the indoor Mile ... Chosen as the Gatorade Pennsylvania Cross Country Runner of the Year as both a junior and a senior, and won the same award for track & field her senior year ... Selected as the PTFCA Indoor Athlete of the Year and Cross Country Athlete of the Year ... As a sophomore was the 2010 Foot Locker Northeast Regional Sophomore Champion ... Millrose Mile finalist (2010) ... Foot Locker Finalist (2010, 2011) ... Indiana County Hall of Fame Outstanding High School Athlete (2010, 2011, 2012) ... Academically, achieved Summa Scholar status (GPA of at least 98) each year from sophomore through senior years ... Four-year member of the National Honor Society and was Vice President as a senior ... Four=year class vice president ... As a sophomore attended the FBLA regional leadership conference and also took part in the Rotary Club leadership seminar ... Presented with the Total Trib Media Outstanding Student award ... Recipient of the Kiwanis Club Senior of the Month Award and the Biology achievement award.

Personal: Born 1/8/94 ... Youngest of four children of Bob and Jane Piccirillo ... Siblings are Rebecca, Aaron and Matt ... Majoring in Psychology.

PERSONAL BESTS (TRACK)

400 Meters                     58.23              High School
800 Meters (Relay)             2:04.12            2013 Penn Relays
800 Meters (Open)              2:04.25            2015 BIG EAST Championships
1000 Meters                    2:40.82            2016 BIG EAST Championships
1500 Meters                    4:13.49            2015 Payton Jordan Invitational
Mile                           4:34.28            2015 Iowa State Classic
3000 Meters                    9:06.39            2016 Penn State National

PERSONAL BESTS (CROSS COUNTRY)

3 Miles                        16:30              2015 Main Line Invitational
5000 Meters 17:54.6 2014 ECAC Championship
6000 Meters 20:10 2013 NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional

CAREER AWARDS (Cross Country)

All-Mid Atlantic Region                           2013, 2015
BIG EAST Female Athlete of the Week 2015 (September 28-October 4)

CAREER AWARDS (Indoor Track)

All-American (First Team)                         2015, 2016 (Mile)
All-American (First Team) 2013 (Distance Medley Relay) All-American (Second Team) 2016 (3000 Meters)
All-American (Second Team) 2014 (Distance Medley Relay)
All-American (Honorable Mention) 2015 (Distance Medley Relay) USTFCCCA Mid-Atlantic Region Athlete of the Year 2015, 2016
BIG EAST Champion 2015 (800 Meters)
BIG EAST Champion 2016 (1000 Meters)
BIG EAST Champion 2014 (Mile) BIG EAST Champion 2013, 2014, 2015 (4x800 Meter Relay) All-BIG EAST 2015 (800 Meters)
All-BIG EAST 2013, 2016 (1000 Meters)
All-BIG EAST 2014 (Mile) All-BIG EAST 2013, 2014, 2015 (4x800 Meter Relay) All-BIG EAST 2013, 2014, 2016 (Distance Medley Relay) Collegiate Record Holder - 1000 Meters 2:40.82 (February 27, 2016)
School Record Holder - 1000 Meters 2:40.82 (February 27, 2016)
Most Outstanding Track Performer of the Meet 2016 (BIG EAST Championships)
BIG EAST Female Track Athlete of the Week 2015 (January 12-18)

CAREER AWARDS (Outdoor Track)

All-American (Second Team)                        2014, 2015 (1500 Meters)
BIG EAST Champion                                 2015 (800 Meters)
BIG EAST Champion 2014 (4x800 Meter Relay) All-BIG EAST 2015 (800 Meters)
All-BIG EAST 2013, 2014 (1500 Meters) All-BIG EAST 2014 (4x800 Meter Relay)
All-BIG EAST 2015 (4x400 Meter Relay) Penn Relays Champion 2013, 2015 (Distance Medley Relay) Penn Relays Champion 2013, 2014, 2015 (4x800 Meter Relay) Penn Relays Champion 2014 (4x1500 Meter Relay)

CAREER AWARDS (Academics)

BIG EAST All-Academic Team                        2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15

BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES

800 Meters                    1st                 2015 Indoor
800 Meters 1st 2015 Outdoor
1000 Meters 1st 2016 Indoor
Mile 1st 2014 Indoor 4x800 Meter Relay 1st 2013 Indoor, 2014 Indoor, 2015 Indoor 4x800 Meter Relay 1st 2014 Outdoor 1000 Meters 2nd 2013 Indoor 1500 Meters 2nd 2014 Outdoor Distance Medley Relay 2nd 2013 Indoor, 2014 Indoor, 2016 Indoor 1500 Meters 3rd 2013 Outdoor
4x400 Meter Relay 3rd 2015 Outdoor
4x400 Meter Relay 4th 2016 Indoor

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