Szczur Helps Villanova To FCS Playoff Win

November 29, 2009

Wildcat Football/Baseball Standout Receives CAA Top Honors As Well

By Editor Sean Stires

Villanova, PA- Villanova two sport standout Matt Szczur had a career best 130 receiving yards to help the second ranked Wildcat football team to a 38-28 first-round FCS playoff win over Holy Cross Saturday at Villanova Stadium.  The win puts Villanova (11-1) into the FCS quarterfinals for the second straight season.

Szcur, a junior wide receiver who is also an outfielder on the Wildcat baseball team, reeled-in his 130 yards on seven receptions.  His biggest catch was a 45-yarder in the third quarter that set-up Villanova’s fifth and final touchdown of the day.

Szczur was recently named the Colonial Athletic Association 2009 Offensive Player of the Year and Special Teams Player of the Year.  He is just the second player in CAA history to receive two major awards in the same season.

Holy Cross kicker Rob Dornfried, who also played for the Crusader baseball team in 2009, converted all four of his extra points in the loss.

Szczur and Dornfried are among several players who have been featured in the Two Sport Reports throughout the fall.  A new update is coming this week.

Szcur and Villanova now face New Hampshire next Saturday (12/5) in the FCS quarterfinals.

(Wire reports contributed to this story)

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