The Cabrini College Men’s Lacrosse team is looking to make a strong statement this upcoming season. The Cavaliers finished last season with an impressive record of 15-4 and have won the past 14 CSAC conference championships,but this year they are hungry for more than just a conference title.
Last season the Cavaliers finished fourth in the country in total offense averaging 6.68 goals per game, 10.53 assists and 27.21 points. Defensively ranking 10th in ground balls per game and 12th in faceoffs, the Cavaliers come into this season being ranked seventh among all division three teams.
Head Coach Steve Colfer is entering his 14th season, and this maybe his most challenging season yet. He will have to replace 15 members who graduated including USILA All-American’s Tim Grenier, Andrew Kvech and Bobby Thorp.
The Cavaliers biggest test this year is their youth. Unlike the previous seasons the Cavs come into this season having only one returning defensemen.
Freshman Hank Altschuler will get the start in goal. Altschuler attended Lower Merion High school and will be a key factor in the blue and white’s success this season. One thing that is certain will be the production of senior attack Corey Elmer.
“I am excited to be a part of the Cabrini culture, and cant wait to see what the season brings,” sophomore Max Satossky said. Satossky is new to Cabrini and is also a transfer.
Elmer’s numbers for his career are off the charts resulting in several awards. Elmer’s awards include first team all CSAC, CSAC player of the year, Lacrossemagazine.com player of the week and many more.
The Cavaliers will rely heavily on Corey’s production this season, along with Junior midfielder Anthony DiSanzo and junior attack Ethan Heisman. The trio will carry the offensive workload. DiSanzo recorded seven hat tricks last year, including four in the post season.
Another junior who figures to be a major contributor is Mike Leyden who received all CSAC honorable mention. Leyden’s numbers include 36 points on 22 goals and 14 assists.
Once the Cavs get comfortable with their rotations and new roles, the team will be on track for its 15th consecutive conference title, and possibly a run for the division three national championship.