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Baseball Team to Host First Pitch Dinner on February 3

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:07:00

The start of the 2017 baseball season is right around the corner, and all Wildcats baseball fans, friends and alumni are invited to join the team for its First Pitch Dinner on Friday, February 3. The event takes place in the O'Dea Terrace Lounge of the Andrew J. Talley Athletic Center at 7 p.m. Tickets to the event can be purchased for $75, or $50 for graduates from 2011-16. The cost of the ticket includes a cocktail reception and dinner.

Wildcats Announce 2017 Baseball Schedule

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 10:27:00

The schedule for the 152nd season of Villanova baseball was finalized this week and the Wildcat will open the 2017 campaign on Friday, February 17 in the start of a three-game series at Norfolk State. The home opener at the Villanova Ballpark at Plymouth is scheduled for Friday, March 17 against Iona as part of the Big Five Baseball Bash. In all, the Wildcats will play 22 home games during the 56-game season slate.

Hunter Schryver Named BIG EAST Preseason Pitcher of the Year

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 15:47:00

Villanova senior left-hander Hunter Schryver (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) was named the BIG EAST Preseason Pitcher of the Year in an announcement made by the conference on Tuesday afternoon. Schryver, who is one of the top returning seniors in the league, was also a unanimous selection to the Preseason All-BIG EAST Team. The league office announced the preseason team and the predicted order of finish in the 2017 standings based on a poll of the league’s head coaches. Villanova was picked to finish sixth.

From `Cats to Cubs: Matt Szczur a World Series Champion

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 17:16:00

On what was surely one of the greatest nights of his life, it was rather incredible to think that Matt Szczur is only 27 years old. Wasn't it just nine years ago that he first came to Villanova, with the story of his incredible collegiate career yet to be written? He became an all-star, one of the best players in the country and a highly coveted professional prospect in two different sports. He was named the MVP of a national championship game. Then he interrupted everything just to have the chance at saving the life of a complete stranger, someone who he didn't know was only 15 months old at the time and who he surely didn't know would now -- six years later -- be a happy, healthy and cancer-free survivor.