Siofra Cleirigh Buttner Named BIG EAST Female Athlete of the Week
Freshman Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) is the BIG EAST Female Athlete of the Week for women's cross country, the conference announced on Tuesday afternoon. Cleirigh Buttner was the top finisher for Villanova in her collegiate debut at the Washington Invitational last weekend.
Wildcats Finish Seventh at Washington Invitational
Freshman Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) and sophomore Angel Piccirillo (Homer City, Pa.) finished within one second of each other and led Villanova to a seventh place team finish at the Washington Invitational on Saturday afternoon.
Megan Venables Leads Villanova at Paul Short Run
Senior Megan Venables (Laurel Springs, N.J.) led a contingent of five Villanova runners that competed in the Women's Gold race at the Paul Short Run on Saturday morning. She recorded a time of 22:02 on the 6,000 meter Alumni Course at Lehigh and the Wildcats finished in 32nd place in the team standings despite having only a small group in competition.
Women's Cross Country Heads West for Washington Invitational This Weekend
The first two scored meets of the season are on tap this Saturday for Villanova, which is preparing for both the Washington Invitational and the Paul Short Run. A delegation of nine runners will compete at the highly-competitive meet in Washington, while five other will be in action at the Paul Short Run as the Wildcats move into the main portion of the season schedule.
Stephanie Schappert Named BIG EAST Female Athlete of the Week
Senior Stephanie Schappert (Delray Beach, Fla.) was named the BIG EAST Female Athlete of the Week for women's cross country in an announcement by the conference office on Tuesday afternoon. This is the first career weekly conference honor for Schappert, who won the individual title at the Main Line Invitational last week.
Stephanie Schappert Wins Individual Title at Main Line Invitational
Senior Stephanie Schappert (Delray Beach, Fla.) led the way for Villanova in a successful start to the season and captured the individual title at the Main Line Invitational on Thursday evening. Schappert covered the three-mile Alumni Course at Haverford College in 16:51.10 and recorded a margin of victory of more than 11 seconds. The top five finishers for the Wildcats were all in the top 10 overall in the team's first meet of the year.
Women's Cross Country Opens Season on Thursday at Main Line Invitational
The women's cross country team opens the season this week when it competes in the Main Line Invitational on Thursday evening. After several weeks of workouts, the Wildcats are set for the annual local meet on the Alumni Course at nearby Haverford College. The three-mile women's race is a good opportunity to measure where the team is at heading into the main portion of the season schedule next month.
BIG EAST Launches Digital Network
The BIG EAST Conference announced the formation of a digital network that will feature free live streaming of more than 80 events. Fox Sports will host exclusive BIG EAST content on its Fox Sports Go app.