Maalik Wayns received the award as most outstanding player at Villanova's basketball banquet Wednesday night in the Pavilion.

Mouphtaou Yarou won the Villanova Basketball Award, presented annually to the player who best embodies the essence of Villanova basketball. The native of Benin led the Wildcats with 8.2 rebounds per game and finished third on the team in scoring at 11.2 points per game while starting all 32 contests.

Wayns, a Roman Catholic High grad who will skip his senior season to enter the NBA draft, led the Wildcats in scoring at 17.5 ppg and was named first team all-Philadelphia Big Five. His .892 percentage from the free throw line ranked seventh nationally.

The Paul Arizin Award, signifying most improved, went to redshirt junior forward Maurice Sutton.

WOMEN'S LACROSSE: Rachel Dirksen (Abington) scored six goals and assisted on another as Messiah beat Widener, 15-5, at Edith R. Dixon Field in Chester. The Falcons (11-2, 3-0 Commonwealth Conference) are ranked No. 9 in the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Association poll. Widener (6-6, 2-2) got three goals from freshman Angie Goff.

MEN'S LACROSSE: Brian Santoleri (Archbishop Carroll) had three goals to help Richard Stockton (7-7) beat winless (0-11) Rosemont, 25-4, in Radnor.

Johnny Casey (Abington) and Josh Fox (Lower Merion) netted three goals apiece as Widener (5-7, 3-1 Commonwealth Conference) beat Messiah, 13-7, in Grantham, Pa. Heath Kupecky (Upper Merion) had a pair of goals for the Falcons (6-6, 1-2).

BASEBALL: Tyler Sciacca and Kevin Wager had four hits apiece as Villanova (20-18) downed La Salle, 7-5, at Villanova Park in Plymouth Meeting. Marc Schoch and Justin Korenblatt each had two hits and an RBI for La Salle (16-20).

David Jacobs had a homer and five RBIs and Patrick Kwiatkowski (Archbishop Ryan) was 3 for 6 as Arcadia (15-17) outslugged host Penn State Abington, 18-11. Daniel Hill (Cherry Hill West) had five RBIs for Abington (21-15).

SOFTBALL: Brooke Coloma drove in three runs and Jessican Melendez drove in two more as Penn (24-14) edged Drexel, 8-7, at Penn Park. Alexis Borden (16-4) got the win in relief. Amanda Bachman (St. Basil) was 2 for 3 with two RBIs for the Dragons (18-20).

Temple's Brooklin White (11-8) allowed three hits while striking out a career-high nine in a 3-0, win over Monmouth at Ambler Field.

Monmouth (17-15) won the nightcap, 8-7. The Owls are (20-18).