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W. Cross Country. Bella Burda Earns Second Team Academic All-America Honors

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:16:00 EDT

Rising junior student-athlete Bella Burda (Pleasant Valley, N.Y.) was named to the 2017 Academic All-America Division I Track & Field/Cross Country second team in an announcement made on Friday afternoon.

W. Track & Field. Bella Burda Earns Second Team Academic All-America Honors

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:16:00 EDT

Rising junior student-athlete Bella Burda (Pleasant Valley, N.Y.) was named to the 2017 Academic All-America Division I Track & Field/Cross Country second team in an announcement made on Friday afternoon.

M. Soccer. Keeping Up with the Cats in Europe

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:59:00 EDT

Check out the blog entries as different members of the Wildcats weigh in on their experiences while the team visits Spain and Germany.

M. Basketball. Hart Lands With the Lakers as a First Round Draft Choice

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:58:00 EDT

Hart becomes the sixth Wildcat to be selected in the NBA Draft since 2000 on a list that also includes Foye, Lowry, Cunningham, Hilliard, and Michael Bradley (taken by Toronto in the first round in 2001). In all, 42 Wildcats have played in the NBA with Ochefu becoming the most recent to join that fraternity last season.

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Swimming & Diving. Swimming & Diving Welcomes Nine to the Class of 2021

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 13:49:00 EDT

"We are excited to welcome these nine student-athletes to Villanova University, and to our program. They were very enthusiastic throughout the recruiting process, and we are certainly looking forward to working with them in the Fall," stated Simpson.

Softball. Softball Adds Taylor Rhinehart to the Class of 2021

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 15:32:00 EDT

Rhinehart, who just a week ago earned Gatorade Player of the Year in the state of Washington, will bring a lot of experience to the mound at Villanova.

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M. Basketball. Wildcats and UConn Announce Resumption of Series

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 12:02:00 EDT

Former BIG EAST rivals Villanova and Connecticut will square off in each of the next three basketball seasons, it was announced today. The first game is set for Jan. 20, 2018 in Hartford.

Football. Rob Rolle Earns Preseason All-American Honors

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 10:09:00 EDT

Rolle is coming off a sensation junior season where he tied for the lead in all of FCS football in interceptions with seven to go with 63 total tackles which ranked fourth on the team. He also recorded two defensive touchdowns last year, including a 100-yard interception return and a three-yard fumble return. For his efforts last season, Rolle was named first team All-CAA and a first team All-American by Hero Sports.

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Softball. Lawrence named to Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Team

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 10:06:00 EDT

This is the second consecutive year that a Wildcat has been recognized on the Academic All-Area squad. In order to be considered for the honor, student-athletes must have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.2 or higher in addition to being a significant contributor to their teams.

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Baseball. MLB Draft: Todd Czinege Selected By Colorado Rockies in 29th Round

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 22:19:00 EDT

Second baseman Todd Czinege was chosen by the Colorado Rockies during the 29th round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Wednesday afternoon. Czinege is the second Villanova player to be selected in this year’s draft, following left-handed pitcher Hunter Schryver who was a seventh round pick of the Tampa Bay Rays. Czinege was chosen with the 866th overall pick and is the 69th draft pick from the Wildcats all-time.

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General News. Villanova Names Kevin Ahern Director of Ticket Operations

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 16:41:00 EDT

In his role at Villanova, Ahern will be responsible for the day to day activities of the athletic ticket office, to include the sale, processing and reporting of season and single game athletic events, while ensuring a high level of customer and donor service. In addition to overseeing and leading the ticket office, Ahern will be in charge of the integration of donor and season ticket databases, outbound sales, and collaborating with the marketing staff to generate effective ticketing strategies.

M. Lacrosse. Jake Froccaro to Try-out for U.S. Men’s Team

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 16:22:00 EDT

The tryouts will be held July 10-12 at the new U.S. national teams training center at US Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks, Maryland.

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M. Soccer. Wildcats Set To Embark on Foreign Tour

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 12:23:00 EDT

Fresh from the program's first ever NCAA Tournament bid in 2016, the Villanova Wildcats are focused on making further gains in 2017. A trip to Spain and Germany this month is designed to aid in those preparations.

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Baseball. MLB Draft: Hunter Schryver Selected By Tampa Bay Rays in Seventh Round

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 20:13:00 EDT

One of the top pitchers in program history became the latest Villanova draft pick on Tuesday afternoon when the Tampa Bay Rays selected left-handed pitcher Hunter Schryver in the seventh round of this year’s Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Schryver was chosen with the 199th overall pick early in the seventh round of the draft. He is the 68th selection all-time from the Wildcats and the first player in program history to be drafted by the Rays.

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W. Track & Field. Cleirigh Buttner, Hutchinson Are Honorable Mention All-Americans

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 18:28:00 EDT

Junior Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) and sophomore Nicole Hutchinson (West Vancouver, B.C.) were named honorable mention All-Americans for the outdoor track & field season in an announcement Monday afternoon by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The pair represented Villanova at the NCAA Championships last week, where they competed in the 800 meters and the 1500 meters, respectively.

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