Cabrini College’s men’s basketball team currently holds the No. 2 position in NCAA Division III basketball and first place in the Colonial States Athletic Conference with a 12-0 record and a 18-0 record overall.
So far in this season the Cavaliers have scored 1,636 points with an average of 90.9 points per game, 714 rebounds, 264 assists, 113 steals and 50 blocks have added to the success of the men’s team.
The 2013-2014 seniors–Jon Miller, A.J. Picard, Fran Rafferty, Vernon Robinson and Corey Frizzera–will be missed when they graduate in May this year, but not forgotten.
Not only have the seniors played an immense part in the Cavs success this season, but so have the younger players as well.
“I think the younger players have just found their role and stepped up because they realized we needed them,” Picard said. “You have Matt Forrest, Brent Mahoney, Deryl Bagwell and Brennan McCann all playing huge minutes and helping our team succeed so I would say confidence was the main thing they achieved.”
There has been an ample amount of highlights from this season to date, but three of the most recognizable are that Aaron Walton-Moss, Junior – Forward at Cabrini College, received the CSAC Honor Roll also being named two-time Athlete of the Week and A.J. Picard for shooting over 1,000 points. Picard scored 894 points in three seasons at Goldey-Beacom, and transferring to Cabrini he then surpassed 1,000 career points with a 3-point.
“I feel amazing about our season I’ve never been a part of anything like this,” Picard said.
Picard also talked about how even though there were multiple injuries, including his own broken foot; the Cavaliers came together as a team to get the job done every night.
During the 2013 Hoopsville National Invitational Classic Cabrini won 43-37 against St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Picard adds as another memory he will never forget from this past year.
“Not having a loss this whole season is a huge memory and most importantly playing as a team throughout the whole thing this is special. I can feel it, we’re mentally tough and it shows with the adversity we had to face those are the best memories so far.”