Virginia LaMacchia
Virginia  LaMacchia

Hometown:
Bloomsburg, Pa.

High School:
Central Columbia

Event:
Pole Vault

Birthdate:
11/07/1993

Experience:
Jr./Jr.


02/23/2014

Women's Indoor Track & Field Wins 12th BIG EAST Title

Villanova named Coaching Staff of the Year; Emily Lipari repeats as Most Outstanding Track Performer

04/20/2013

Petruzzellis Wins Heptathlon on Final Day of Larry Ellis Invitational

Villanova competed in four events on second day of meet

04/13/2013

Wildcats Put Up Blistering Times in 800 Meters at Hurricane Alumni Invitational

Seven different athletes set or tied personal bests during Saturday's meet

04/06/2013

Walden Leads the Way in Preliminary Heats of 100 Meter Hurdles at Colonial Relays

Wildcats had successful day of competition on first day of this weekend's meet

03/30/2013

Wildcats Win Five Events at Danny Curran Invitational

Katherine Petruzzellis throws for career best distance in javelin

On LaMacchia: Two-time All-BIG EAST performer in the pole vault ... Ranks fourth in school history in the event with a personal best mark of 3.85 meters ... Consistent performer who can help the team during meets and who is a reliable scorer at the BIG EAST level.

2015 Outdoor: Tallied a first place finish in the pole vault with a height of 3.50 meters at the season-opening Philadelphia College Classic ... Tied for second place and cleared the bar at 3.62 meters at the Danny Curran Invitational ... Finished third at the Larry Ellis Invitational and recorded a season-best height of 3.65 meters ... Placed ninth at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational (3.50m).

2014-15 Indoor: Competed four times in the pole vault ... Established a new personal best with a height of 3.85 meters at the Gotham Cup, where she tallied a runner-up finish ... Opened the season with a mark of 3.60 meters in a second place finish at the Jack Pyrah Invitational ... Came in third at the Penn State National (3.72m) and was the runner-up at the McElligott Invitational (3.65m).

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).

2013-14 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).

2012-13 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 attended college at Lehigh ... Majoring in Chemical Engineering.

PERSONAL BESTS

High Jump                       1.55 Meters             2014 BIG EAST Championships
Pole Vault                      3.85 Meters             2015 Gotham Cup

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

Follow us!

Instagram

Photo Galleries