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Lambritsios still going strong after 15 years

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Sophomore George Lambritsios was among the Cavaliers’ top scorers this season with six goals and 15 points. (India Haire / Staff Photographer)

Sophomore striker George Lambritsios has been playing soccer ever since he was five-years-old. He has enjoyed playing soccer for the past 15 years of his life and plans to play as long as he can.

He has played in seven leagues for seven different teams.  He went to Upper Darby High school and currently resides in Upper Darby. He says his skill and love for soccer came from his dad who also played soccer.

“Being George’s roommate is pretty cool,” teammate Don Irons said. “He not only knows a lot about the game and puts up goals and assists, but he is also a really good teammate and friend.”

When George is off the field, he likes to hang out with his friends, play basketball, eat at Chipotle and go to the gym. He also enjoys the Philadelphia 76ers and Flyers.

Naturally, George  frequently plays the FIFA Soccer video game. One of his “claims to fame” is that he knows Will Smith. Will Smith frequently visits his family’s pizza shop because Smith grew up around that area.

He listens to every type of music, although before every soccer game, his go-to song is “Remember the Name” by Fort Minor. Listening to this song helps him to get pumped up for his game.

Lambritsios is a business major and after graduating he is hoping to take over his dad’s pizza shop. No surprise, his dream job is to be a professional soccer player.

“I keep my cross necklace on for every game if I can,” Lambritsios said. “Sometimes the ref will notice it and make me take it off. But whenever the ref doesn’t find it, I always either seem to score a goal or play better than whenever I don’t wear it.”

Lambritsios scored four goals and tallied 10 points in his freshman season. One of those goals was an overtime game-winner against Rosemont College on Senior Day.

In his sophomore season this year, Lambritsios posted career-highs in goals – with six – and points – with 15. In 40 career games, Lambritsios has 40 points.

But Lambritsios’ game is about so much more than goals or points. His energy is identifiable and it is why he was one of the key players to the Cavaliers’ CSAC title run completed with a 2-1 win over Rosemont on Sunday, Nov. 4.

With two seasons left in his collegiate career, Lambritsios is sure to be one of Cabrini’s stars of the soccer field in seasons to come.

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