By Mary Cunningham
The hits just keep on comin’ for Villanova’s NCAA championship basketball team.
Yesterday, Jay Wright and the team received the coveted Wanamaker Award for excellence in Philly sports in an event at the Crystal Tea Room.
And the 2016 ESPY nominees were announced, with the Wildcats represented in four categories.
The Espys will be announced on ESPN on July 13.
Nova’s Title Game against the North Carolina Tar Heels is up for the year’s Best Game against the NFL Divisional game between the Arizona Cardinals and Green Bay Packers and this week’s NBA Finals Game 7 between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers.
Kris Jenkins’ buzzer beating shot in the Championship is seeded as #2 in the Best Play category (Aaron Rodgers’ Hail Mary is the #1 seed)
Best Coach/Manager sees Jay Wright lined up against Ned Yost (Kansas City Royals), Geno Auriemma (UConn Huskies), Nick Saban (Alabama Crimson Tide), and Tyronn Lue (Cavaliers).
Finally, the Wildcats are also up for Best Team against the Cavs, Pittsburgh Penguins, Royals, Denver Broncos, Crimson Tide, and UConn Huskies.