Basketball preview: Cavs strive to make comeback

By Danielle Feole
November 8, 2007

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Cabrini College men’s basketball left the season last year with a 5-20 record. “That wasn’t Cabrini basketball,” Saleem Brown, assistant basketball coach, said. With a new coach hired in July, new players and hard work, Cabrini hopes to make a better outcome for themselves.

The new head coach, Greg Herenda, has been coaching basketball since 1983 at a variety of division one, two and three schools.

Herenda has more experience coming in than previous coaches and isn’t afraid of a change of atmosphere.

This year is different for the players, since they have to adapt to their new coach’s style of play and learn a new system of basketball. According to Brown, the players are responding great and are working extremely hard during practice. Their excitement level is way higher than it was last year.

Randy Reid, a senior accounting major, said, “Being that I am one of the few seniors on this team, I have just been trying to make sure that our younger players are staying focused on and off the court.”

The team’s motto is C.P.A. With enough commitment and perseverance, achievement will follow.

They are going through the process of creating new successful plays. Their first goal is to play better defense. Once they have their defense down, they will have an opportunity to score.

Herenda said, “Like I said before, we’re going to win, I just don’t know exactly when.”

On Oct. 29th, Herenda brought eight players from the team to Bryn Mawr hospital. The players spent time with patients and handed out prizes of t-shirts and little puffy basketball nets.

Herenda wants each member of the team to realize how lucky they are to be going to a great college and playing basketball in a tremendous community.

Herenda said, “I’m trying to educate them not only on the floor but also academically and socially.”

Reid said, “I have real high expectations. With the players we have at each position and their abilities, we have a chance to make some real noise this year and bring Cabrini basketball back to where it used to be.”

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