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Richard Villa


Dix Hills, N.Y.

High School:
Half Hollow Hills East

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 215


Richard  Villa


Comeback Bid Falls Short Against Navy

Leopards will play their final home game on Wednesday against Monmouth


Rain Shudders Game Two of Saturday's Twinbill

Leopards will play two against Navy on Sunday afternoon


Big Fifth Inning Pushes Penn State Past Leopards

Villa finished the night 3-for-4 at the plate


Lehigh Edges Leopards in Rivalry Showdown

Robinson and Marti score both of Lafayette’s runs


Leopards Drop Twinbill to Army

Lafayette closes the series against the Black Knights tomorrow at 11 a.m.


Lafayette vs. Penn State - Coca-Cola Park

Photos by Rick Smith

2017: Started in 14 of the 24 games he appeared in as a sophomore…compiled a .259 average with eight runs scored and eight RBIs…went 2-for-3 with a pair of runs scored, an RBI and a stolen base at Navy (4/8)…batted 2-for-3 and crossed the plate twice at Bucknell (4/16)…picked up a pair of hits, including first collegiate homer at Bucknell (4/16)…tallied two hits and two RBIs with a home run against Niagara (5/6).

2016: Appeared in 11 games during his freshman season, making four starts at designated hitter…drew a walk in his collegiate debut at VMI (2/27), and roped a double the following afternoon for his first collegiate hit…also added hits against Rutgers (3/2), Davidson (3/5) and Penn (4/5)…made his final appearance as a pinch hitter at Lehigh (4/23).

At Half Hollow Hills East:
All-Conference player in 2013, 2014 and 2015…All-Suffolk County in 2014 and 2015…named a Top 100 Long Island player by Newsday…selected to the 2015 Long Island Senior All Star Game…Half Hollow Hills East MVP in 2015…team captain as a senior…National Italian Honor Society member.