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Angel Piccirillo

Player Profile
Hometown:
Homer City, Pa.

High School:
Homer-Center

Birthdate:
01/08/1994

Class/Elig.:
So./Fr.

11/15/2013

Incredible Team Performance Leads Wildcats to NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Title

Villanova has three of the top four finishers to earn sixth consecutive NCAA bid

On Piccirillo: Distinguished herself in both the relays and individually last season ... Was a major contributor to the team on a national level and should continue to develop ... Strong middle distance runner who is one of the top returnees to the team this season.

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).

2013 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: Did not compete at any meets.

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 ... Has yet to declare a major.

PERSONAL BESTS

400 Meters                     58.23              High School
800 Meters (Relay)             2:04.12            2013 Penn Relays
800 Meters (Open)              2:05.31            2013 Hurricane Alumni Invitational
1000 Meters                    2:46.33            2013 BIG EAST Championships
1500 Meters                    4:21.79            2013 Raleigh Relays
Mile                           4:39.03            2013 Columbia Last Chance Meet
3000 Meters                    9:53.79            High School
6000 Meters (XC)               20:10              2013 NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional

CAREER AWARDS (Cross Country)

All-Mid Atlantic Region                           2013

CAREER AWARDS (Indoor Track)

All-American (First Team)                         2013 (Distance Medley Relay)
BIG EAST Champion                                 2013 (4x800 Meter Relay)
All-BIG EAST                                      2013 (1000 Meters)
All-BIG EAST                                      2013 (4x800 Meter Relay)
All-BIG EAST                                      2013 (Distance Medley Relay)

CAREER AWARDS (Outdoor Track)

All-BIG EAST                                      2013 (1500 Meters)
Penn Relays Champion                              2013 (Distance Medley Relay)
Penn Relays Champion                              2013 (4x800 Meter Relay)

CAREER AWARDS (Academics)

BIG EAST All-Academic Team                        2012-13

BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES

4x800 Meter Relay             1st                 2013 Indoor
1000 Meters                   2nd                 2013 Indoor
Distance Medley Relay         2nd                 2013 Indoor
1500 Meters                   3rd                 2013 Outdoor
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