NCAA Preview: Villanova
Inside Lacrosse is taking a closer look at the top 40 teams from the Face-Off Yearbook, as well as much more counting down to the 2014 lacrosse season. Pick up your Face-Off Yearbook here for your tablet or smartphone, and read more about the Villanova Wildcats below.
Face-Off Yearbook Ranking: 18
2013 Record: 7-8 (5-1 Big East); lost in Big East championship
Villanova's experience lies on the defensive end of the field, while the offense will retain its speedy identity, albeit with new personnel. Despite a slow start, a strong push in conference play had the Wildcats as the No. 1 seed in the Big East Tournament last season, and they'll face a similarly tough early test in 2014.