Sunday, January 29, 2017

Pasquerella Inducted Into Villanova Hall of Fame

Former Villanova great and professional player Jackie Pasquerella was inducted into her alma mater's Hall of Fame in a ceremony over the weekend.

Pasquerella, a 2001 'Nova graduate, was a four-time all-Region honoree during her time as a Wildcat. She actively holds the program's batting average record, with a .400 career mark. Pasquerella also holds Villanova's career hits mark, with 274, and ranks in the all-time top ten in stolen bases and runs scored.

Single-season records in the categories of batting average, hits, and stolen bases also find Pasquerella's name atop them, even sixteen years after her graduation.

After her collegiate career ended, Pasquerella went on to enjoy a career in the National Pro Fastpitch league, playing from 2004-2010 for the NY/NJ Juggernauts, New England Riptide, and Akron Racers.

Pasquerella was joined in the Hall of Fame class of 2016 by Jenn Beisel (women's basketball), Jill Basile (field hockey), Steve Lappas (men's basketball), Matt Longo (baseball), Meghan Sarbanis (rowing), Mike Schwankl (swimming), Carrie Tollefson (track and field), Brian Westbrook (football), and Mary Anne Gabuzda, who was bestowed the Jake Nevin Special Award.

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