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Top 10 Moments in Villanova Athletics of 2015

With 2016 and New Year’s Eve celebrations just around the corner, we’ll take this time to look back and celebrate the top moments of 2015 in Villanova Athletics.

The ‘Cats Are In! ‘Nova Volleyball Among Field of 64

The Wildcats didn’t get much credit heading into the season. They were originally projected to finished seventh in the Big East – well out of range of the Big East Tournament, and certainly not in NCAA Tournament discussion. “Everyone was really upset about that, we thought we had more to prove,” Amanda Pedersen-Henry said. They took it… Read More ›

Day One from Omaha: Big East Volleyball Tournament Recap

Four teams entered D.J. Sokol Arena on Friday, and there were to be only two teams left standing at the end of the day.

2015 Big East Volleyball Tournament Primer

The stage is set in Omaha, Nebraska for this weekend’s Big East Tournament on November 27 and 28. Four teams – Creighton, Villanova, Xavier, and Marquette will battle it out for conference supremacy.

State of the Nova Nation: Episode 6

In our last episode before Thanksgiving, we wrap up the regular seasons for both the football and volleyball teams. Coach Andy Talley was able to join us for our weekly conversation, where he shared with us his reflections on the season, thoughts on John Robertson and Zach Bednarczyk, as well as where the team goes moving forward…. Read More ›

Week In Review: The Pre-Thanksgiving Edition (Week of 11/16)

Villanova University just finished its last full week before the Thanksgiving weekend break. Here are some of the main stories from this past week: Hanging With The Champ: On Saturday, the men’s and women’s cross country teams raced at the NCAA National Championships in Louisville, Ky. Patrick Tiernan found himself toe-to-toe with the two-time defending champion Edward… Read More ›

‘Nova Volleyball Sweeps St. John’s on Senior Night

For Villanova, seven is far from a lucky number. Heading into the season, the Wildcats were projected to finish seventh in the Big East. “Before preseason started, we taped sevens all over the locker room,” senior setter Emma Pettit said. “It was a constant reminder that we have all this untapped potential that we’re ready to… Read More ›

Volleyball Notches Seventh Sweep at Home in Win Over Providence

Another home game, another win. Such is life for the women’s volleyball team in the Jake Nevin Fieldhouse, as they take their second to last game of the season in straight sets. This was Villanova’s second win over Providence this year. Having beaten the Friars three sets to one on the road, the Wildcats were… Read More ›

Week In Review: Homecoming Heroes and Heroines (Week of 11/9)

An exciting end for a great week of Villanova Athletics. Here are the main storylines of the week in football, men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball, cross country, and swimming and diving.

Home Cooking! ‘Nova Volleyball Improves to 10-0 at Jake Nevin

The Wildcats got back on track Saturday night. After losing back-to-back games to Xavier and Butler last weekend, Villanova swept the Seton Hall Pirates to break the dry spell. The Wildcats won in straight sets, beating Seton Hall 25-19, 25-18, 25-13. “We lost two in a row last weekend, feels good to come back and right… Read More ›

About The Author

Eugene Rapay '16 created "The Bench Mob" in November 2013. He joined the Villanova Times in 2012 as a writer. A Westchester, NY native, who will bring top quality coverage of all things Villanova sports.

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