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Villanova has one remaining scholarship spot on its roster for the 2024-25 season.

Aleksandar Gavalyugov Commits to Villanova

Amanda McKean, Staff Writer June 13, 2024

Villanova expanded its prospects overseas in their latest commit, picking up 18-year-old Aleksandar Gavalyugov. A recent graduate of the NBA Global Academy in Australia, the 6-foot-2 point guard is looking...

Villanova had six athletes qualify for the trip to the 2024 Track and Field Outdoor Championships at the historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. Junior Sadie Sigfstead made her national outdoor debut in the 10,000 meters (10K) and finished 12th, earning second-team All-America honors for her performance.

Six Athletes Represent Villanova at Track and Field NCAA Championships

Dylan Johnson, Staff Writer June 9, 2024

Villanova had six athletes qualify for the trip to the 2024 NCAA Track and Field Outdoor Championships at the historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. On the men’s side, fifth-year Sean Dolan, senior...

On Wednesday, June 5, Miami transfer Wooga Poplar announced his commitment to Villanova.

Miami Transfer Wooga Poplar Commits to Villanova

Katie Lewis, Co-Sports Editor June 5, 2024

University of Miami transfer Wooga Poplar is returning to his Philadelphia roots. On Wednesday, June 5, he committed to Villanova and signed with the Wildcats for his final season of college eligibility. Jeff...

Redshirt senior Eric Dixon announced Tuesday morning that he is returning to utilize his final year of eligibility.

Eric Dixon Announces Return to Villanova

Elijah McDow, Staff Writer May 28, 2024

On April 13, redshirt senior forward Eric Dixon’s Villanova career appeared to be over, but on May 28, Dixon decided that there is one more chapter to be written. On Tuesday morning, Dixon announced...

On Monday, May 27, Fresno State transfer Enoch Boakye announced his commitment to Villanova. Boakye is Villanova head coach Kyle Neptune’s fourth pick up out of the transfer portal.

Fresno State Transfer Enoch Boakye Commits to Villanova

Elijah McDow, Staff Writer May 27, 2024

When Villanova’s top transfer Max Shulga de-comitted and returned to VCU on May 22, plans for the Wildcats' 2024-2025 season suffered a massive setback. That setback did not last long. On Monday,...

Sophomore pitcher Kat Gallant earned the win for Villanova over No. 12 Arkansas on Saturday, May 18. The Wildcats move onto the NCAA Regional Final for the first time ever.

Softball Makes Program History with NCAA Regional Final Appearance

Katie Lewis, Co-Sports Editor May 19, 2024

A 7–2 upset of No. 12 Arkansas in the NCAA Regional semifinal on Saturday, May 18 wasn't Villanova’s only reason for celebration this weekend in Fayetteville, Ark. Marking their second-ever NCAA...

Sophomore guard Mark Armstrong averaged 8.4 points in 2023-24.

Armstrong Remains in NBA Draft, Forgoes Eligibility

Elijah McDow, Staff Writer May 6, 2024

On May 6th, sophomore guard Mark Armstrong announced he would remain in the NBA Draft and forgo his remaining college eligibility. The decision comes after Armstrong declared for the NBA Draft while maintaining...

Villanova mens lacrosse lost 10–9 in overtime in the Big East Championship game against Georgetown.

Men’s Lacrosse Drops Big East Championship in Overtime, 11–10 to Georgetown

Katie Lewis, Co-Sports Editor May 5, 2024

No. 4 Villanova men’s lacrosse narrowly missed its first-ever Big East championship, falling in overtime to No. 2 Georgetown, 11–10.  The championship game took place on May 4 at Villanova Stadium,...

Three players announced their plans to join the Wildcats: rising graduate guard Lara Edmanson from Santa Clara, rising junior guard Ryanne Allen from Vanderbilt and rising graduate guard Bronagh Power-Cassidy from Holy Cross.

Women’s Basketball Takes on Three New Transfer Players

Katie Lewis, Co-Sports Editor May 4, 2024

Head coach Denise Dillon is tasked with reconstructing the Wildcats after a wave of eight players vacated the 2023–2024 roster due to the transfer portal or graduation. Rebuilding is under way, as...

VCU transfer Max Shulga announced that he will be joining the Villanova roster in 2024–2025 as a grad transfer. Shulga scored 10 points in VCUs win over Villanova in the first round of the NIT on March 20.

VCU Transfer Max Shulga Commits to Villanova

Genna Cottingham, Staff Writer May 3, 2024

On Friday, May 3, guard Max Shulga announced that he is transferring to Villanova from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). A native of Kyiv, Ukraine, Shulga is entering his fifth and final year of...

In No. 4 Villanovas first time hosting the Big East Championship since 2018, the Wildcats upset No. 1 Denver to move onto the championship game on May 4 against Georgetown.

Men’s Lacrosse Advances Past No. 1 Denver, 10–9, in Big East Semifinal

Peyton Brau, Staff Writer May 3, 2024

On Thursday May 2, No. 4 seed Villanova (9-6, BE 2-3) hosted No 1. Seed Denver (11-3, BE 5-0) in the Big East Semifinal. This season is the first time Villanova has hosted the Big East tournament since...

Villanova mens track and field had a historic 2024 Penn Relays performance. Senior Liam Murphy, junior Sean Donoghue, sixth-year Charlie O’Donovan and sophomore Marco Langon broke the NCAA record in the 4xMile Championship and ran the second-fasted time in world history.

Villanova Shatters NCAA 4xMile Record at Historic Penn Relays

Dylan Johnson, Staff Writer May 1, 2024

Nothing goes together better than Villanova and the Penn Relays. After taking the 4xMile Championship in the 2023 Penn Relays, Villanova was even better from April 25-27. The men’s relay team captured...

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