Athletic preview for upcoming fall 2002 season

By Catharine Hernson
September 5, 2002

Women’s Soccer

The women’s soccer team has a new coaching staff, head coach Ken Prothero and assistant Jess Huda are looking forward to a well-played season. The team is carrying 11 freshmen and two captains, Kelli Romano and Heather St. Amour. Prothero felt that the team looked good in the Franklin and Marshall tournament though they lost both games. It was the team’s first real game experience with all the new players. “We outplayed a team that we normally lose to,” Prothero said.

Men’s Soccer

Head coach Doug Meder and assistant coach Dan Keane are trying to put some wins together this year. The team played well at a tournament this past weekend, even after losing their first two games. “We played well but made a couple of mistakes. They were able to capitalize.” The team has six freshman coming in and are lead by senior captain Mike O’Riley.

Cross Country

Men’s and women’s cross country are trying to rebuild after a surprising season last year. Tom O’Hora, head coach, has lost many of his runners due to injuries and illnesses. The women’s team is returning two key athletes, both seniors, Andrea Dragone and Jennifer Pryzinski made the All PAC team last year. However, nine of his women are unable to run this season. The men have two new runners, one freshman and one sophmore, O’Hora says both have potential but need to adjust to college cross country.

Field Hockey

Three senior captains, Maureen McQuade, Megan Chipman and Colleen Connor, will be leading the Cabrini field hockey team under the coaching of Jackie Neary and new assistant coach Carrie Lambert. Even with injuries the team was able to rebuild, Neary actually pulled freshman goalie Shannon DiCave out of her dorm room to play after an injury. The team is now looking toward winning their first PAC title.


A new coaching staff, Tricia Arnold, head coach and Lou Becht, assistant coach are trying to turn around the women’s volleyball team. Lead by captains, Alexis Strizziere and Alissa Smith; the team is working with eight freshmen on the 12 player roster. Arnold says, “this team is ready to show the PAC what Cabrini volleyball is all about.

Women’s Tennis

Coach Reggie Day has three players returning on a very young team. After finishing 11-6 last season Day feels that his team has more depth than last year. A solid core of returners and seven good new players, Day feels the team will do well this season.

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