Villanova named Coaching Staff of the Year; Emily Lipari repeats as Most Outstanding Track Performer
Villanova competed in four events on second day of meet
Seven different athletes set or tied personal bests during Saturday's meet
Wildcats had successful day of competition on first day of this weekend's meet
Katherine Petruzzellis throws for career best distance in javelin
On LaMacchia: Ranks fourth in school history in the pole vault with a personal best mark of 3.82 meters ... One of four current athletes on the team who rank in the top five in the Villanova record book ... Earned All-BIG EAST honors both indoors and outdoors last season ... Will once again be a key performer in the pole vault for Villanova in meets during the season.
2014 Outdoor: Runner-up in the pole vault at the BIG EAST Championships as Villanova swept the top five finishing spots in the event ... Cleared a height of 3.77 meters on her second try to notch the second place finish ... Also competed in the high jump at the conference meet and came in ninth with a personal best height of 1.55 meters ... Opened the season with a first place finish in the pole vault at the Philadelphia College Classic, where she cleared the bar at a season-best height of 3.80 meters ... That mark matches her collegiate outdoor best ... Runner-up in the pole vault at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational (3.65m), finished third at the Larry Ellis Invitational (3.70m), tied for fourth place at the Colonial Relays (3.56m) and finished seventh at the Princeton Elite Meet (3.70m).
2014 Indoor: All-BIG EAST performer in the pole vault with a third place finish at the conference championships ... Cleared a height of 3.70 meters at the BIG EAST meet and was part of a 1-2-3 finish in the pole vault for the Wildcats ... Also tied for seventh place in the high jump with a height of 1.50 meters at the BIG EAST Championships ... Finished the indoor season by setting a personal best with a height of 3.82 meters at the Mason Last Chance Meet ... Cleared at least 3.75 meters in five of her seven meets ... Took first place honors at the Gotham Cup with a mark of 3.75 meters ... Also cleared 3.75 meters in a third place finish at the season-opening Jack Pyrah Invitational as well as in a tie for fourth place in the College section at the Armory Collegiate Invitational ... Finished fourth at the Tiger Open with a mark of 3.80 meters ... Came in seventh at the Great Dane Classic with a height of 3.60 meters.
2013 Outdoor: Scored team points for Villanova at the BIG EAST Championships with a fifth place finish in the pole vault ... Cleared a height of 3.75 meters at the conference meet, which was her second-best mark of the season ... Placed third at the Larry Ellis Invitational with a season-best height of 3.80 meters ... Competed in the College section of the pole vault at the Penn Relays and tied for 19th place (3.50m) ... Registered a runner-up finish at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational (3.72m) and tied for second place at the Danny Curran Invitational (3.60m) ... Finished in ninth place at the Colonial Relays (3.60m).
2013 Indoor: Made her collegiate debut by tying for second place in the pole vault at the Jack Pyrah Invitational ... Cleared a height of 3.60 meters and matched that mark at both the Great Dane Classic and the BIG EAST Championships ... Finished 17th at the BIG EAST meet and was sixth at the Great Dane Classic ... Tied for third palce at the New York City Gotham Cup (3.50m) and came in seventh at the Penn State National (3.40m).
Central Columbia High School: School record in the pole vault ... Won seven medals at the state level ... Named to the 2011 and 2012 PTFCA Indoor All-State Team ... Four-time All-PHAC first team performer ... Chosen as a Window Nation High School Indoor Track & Field All-American in 2012 ... Presented with the President's Award for Educational Excellence in recognition of her academic success ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Four-year recipient of the Scholar-Athlete Award ... Graduated with Honors.
Personal: Born 11/7/93 ... Younger of two children of Carmen and Carolyn LaMacchia ... Has one sibling, Carmen, who is in college at Lehigh ... Majoring in Chemical Engineering.
High Jump 1.50 Meters 2014 BIG EAST Championships Pole Vault 3.82 Meters 2014 Mason Last Chance Meet
CAREER AWARDS (Indoor Track)
All-BIG EAST 2014 (Pole Vault)
CAREER AWARDS (Outdoor Track)
All-BIG EAST 2014 (Pole Vault)
CAREER AWARDS (Academics)
BIG EAST All-Academic Team 2012-13
BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES
Pole Vault 2nd 2014 Outdoor Pole Vault 3rd 2014 Indoor Pole Vault 5th 2013 Outdoor High Jump 7th (tie) 2014 Indoor