The Cabrini men’s lacrosse team will take the field for their season opener on Saturday, Feb. 23.
The Cavs have won the CSAC championship 12 years in a row. The team’s commitment on and off the field is what motivates them to dominate their opponents.
Their 2012 season proves the point, going 17-3 overall and undefeated in conference play, 7-0.
The work ethic that the team lives by plays a big role when the men walk onto the field for every game.
The men’s lacrosse team’s reputation around the league is what intimidates all of their opponents. The skills that the men show on the field is what set them apart from other teams.
Head coach Steve Colfer is the reason that the team continues to win the CSAC titles. Pushing the men hard every day in the weight room and on the field pays off during the games. The team’s stamina and ball control is outstanding and let’s not forget what wins championships: defense.
The Cavs defense is like a brick wall, pushing the opponents out of the hub and away from the cage.
With 12 CSAC championships under their belt is what motivates the team to achieve nothing but another title.
The Cavs enter the season with strong senior leadership. Attack Bobby Thorp turned in a career year, scoring 52 goals and posting 89 points last season. He will be leading the Cavs in his senior season
Goalkeeper Erick Zarzecki is also entering his senior season. He posted a 4.90 goals against average in the Cavs’ 2012 campaign.
The Cavaliers also possess an incredible amount of depth. Juniors Corey Elmer and Matt Biegel join sophomores Damien Sobieski, Anthony DiSanzo and Mike Leyden among the team’s top scoring threats.
Additionally, look for some strong defense from the senior leaders of the team. Andrew Kvech is among the top defenders in the conference and Andrew Layne is one of Cabrini’s successful face-off men.
The Cavs will face several tough tests this season. As the No. 6 team in the nation, they will play six teams ranked among the top 25 teams in the nation, including annual games against Dickinson College and Lynchburg College.
These tests will better prepare the Cavs for another strong season of conference play and aid them in the quest for a 13th straight CSAC title.
The men’s lacrosse team will start their 2013 season on Feb. 23 at 1 p.m. against Haverford College at Edith Robb Dixon Field.