Alumni return and take positions of leadership as tennis coaches

By Staff Writer
March 29, 2019

Terra McHenry graduated in 2016 and is now the head coach of the women’s team. Elena Conway graduated in 2017 and partnered with McHenry to be the assistant coach. Sean Jaeger also graduated in 2017, with Conway, and is now the head coach for the men’s tennis team.

Photo of Terra McHenry property of Cabrini Athletics.

McHenry and Conway coached their first game March 17, 2018 for Cabrini against Immaculata University. Jaeger’s first game was Sept. 15, 2018 at a tournament.

Terra McHenry became a coach in January 2018. This marks McHenry’s second year coaching the team, but is the first official year as the head coach. Last year, McHenry was considered interim and stepped up due to the previous head coach taking a medical leave.

When McHenry was a student athlete, she accomplished many feats. In 2012, McHenry was named most valuable player (MVP) at NJCAA Div. III National Championships. In 2015, McHenry was able to achieve Scholar Athlete by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA).

“I am happy to be coaching where I played due to the fact that I get to see the women’s tennis program improve on the tennis courts and grow by recruiting and seeing the next generation of teams,” McHenry said. “Even trying to re-connect tennis alumni that I had the pleasure of playing with and those that have come before me to support the current team.”

Photo of Sean Jaeger property of Cabrini Athletics

Sean Jaeger became head of the men’s tennis team after Stephen Parker retired in 2018. Jaeger played for four years as a student and then decided to become a member of staffing. Jaeger was a transfer student from Chestnut Hill College, where he quickly was able to insert himself as a prominent tennis player.

Elena Conway became a coach in 2018 after successfully playing for the team. Conway was able to earn all eight All-Colonial States Athletic Conference honors.

Elena Conway pictured. Photograph taken by Claudia Conway.

Lattana Sithara is a junior international business major and a finance minor. She was on the tennis team with Conway when she was a freshman. Sithara has fond memories playing with Conway, as she describes her as supporting and encouraging.

“Even if she was number one, she was there for everyone,” Sithara said.

Sithara also said that Conway is a pleasure to be around on the court or in conversation.

“With her encouragement, she also gave the best advice too,” Sithara said. “Whether it’d be about playing tennis or school work.”

To access the most recent Cabrini University athletic schedule, which includes the men’s and women’s tennis team, click here. To access specifically the women’s tennis team schedule, click here. To access specifically the men’s tennis team, click here.


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