John Quincy Adams once said, “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.”
Lindsey Atzert, a forward and co-captain for the Cavaliers women’s field hockey team, has been just that for her teammates: a leader.
“I personally am not the most outspoken player on the field,” Atzert said, “and to a point I always thought that’s what makes a leader. Being chosen as a captain for a second season, it shows me that the girls on the team see something else in me that they can relate to that makes me captain material.”
Atzert went to Delran High School, giving freshman defender, Gabby Glenning, Holy Cross High School graduate and Delran rival, the opportunity to compete against and with her new captain.
“She has always been a great player,” Glenning said. “It was exciting playing against her in high school.”
“She was a huge help during preseason, especially as a freshman learning to adjust to collegiate level play. I’m looking forward to wearing the same colors as her this year for a change.”
Since freshman year, Atzert has had an impact on the Lady Cavs’ success. She started in 16 of the 21 games she played in 2010 and was named a CSAC All-Academic Honoree.
In 65 games so far at Cabrini, Atzert has scored 21 goals and racked up 57 points in her collegiate career.
“Being a captain means the world to me,” Atzert said. “I am so very grateful and honored to know that my girls look up to me as someone who can lead the team in the right direction.”
Lindsey is all smiles when she thinks back on her past seasons as a Cavalier.
“My favorite moments as a Cavaliers’ player has got to be winning the CSAC two years in a row and going to the NCAA tournament,” Atzert said. “It’s so thrilling to know what the team can accomplish when we all work together.”
When she isn’t on the turf or hitting the books as a devoted education major, Atzert still keeps herself busy.
Her favorite sport, aside from field hockey? Softball, naturally. As soon as field hockey season ends, Atzert is preparing for her role in the spring sport.
Be sure to look out for Lindsey and rest of the field hockey team as they take on Marywood University during Family Weekend on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 1:30 p.m.