Marcus O'Sullivan has released the names of the harriers on the 2012 edition of Villanova cross country. Evidently, none of the members of Villanova's heralded 2012 recruiting class of distance men -- Jordy Williamsz, Josh Lampron, Harry Warnick, Kiernan Reilly, and Kevin Corbusier -- will compete this season, donning redshirts for the 2012 campaign. This approach, which is not at unusual for O'Sullivan, contrasts with Gina Procaccio's decision to utilize all three of her key distance recruits -- Angel Piccirillo, Kelsey Margey, and Caitlin Bungo -- on this season's cross country squad. Several members of last year's team who had eligibility remaining (Joe LoRusso, John Castillo, Mark Lee, and Philip O'Connell) are also absent from the 2012 men's roster. That being said, O'Sullivan squad has several experienced men who will compete for the top 7 spots on the A team. The team returns key standard-bearers from 2011: Sam McEntee, Mathew Mildenhall, and Matt Kane from last year's top 7, as well as veteran returners looking to break into the top group. Promising 2011 redshirts Rob Denault, Tom Trainer, Charlie Bates, and Rob Hurlbut look to make a charge as well. Finally, graduate student Andrew Golato, who ran for nearby Haverford College as an undergraduate, will mark his final year of collegiate eligibility as a Villanova Wildcat.
Name Cl./Elig Hometown/High School Brian Basili Jr./So. South Orange, N.J./Columbia Charlie Bates So./Fr. Hoboken, N.J./Saint Peter's Prep Richie Bohny Jr./So. Holmdel, N.J./Christian Brothers Academy Rob Denault So./Fr. Aurora, Ont./Aurora Chris FitzSimons Jr./So. Hamden, Conn./Hamden Andrew Golato Gr./Sr. Springfield, Pa./Monsignor Bonner Dan Harris Jr./So. Clifton Park, N.Y./Shenendehowa Robert Hurlbut So./Fr. Rochester, N.Y./McQuaid Jesuit Matt Kane Gr./Sr. Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Warde Sam McEntee Jr./So. Perth, Australia/Hale School Mathew Mildenhall Gr./Sr. Auckland, New Zealand/Auckland Grammar School Greg Morrin Sr./Jr. Hockessin, Del./St. Mark's Chris O'Sullivan Jr./So. Havertown, Pa./St. Joseph's Prep John Pickhaver Sr./Jr. Drexel Hill, Pa./St. Joseph's Prep Chris Pietrocarlo Jr./So. Hampstead, N.H./Pinkerton Academy Dusty Solis Jr./So. Colorado Springs, Colo./Coronado Tom Trainer So./Fr. Havertown, Pa./La Salle College Alex Tully Sr./So. Little Rock, Ark./Catholic