Cabrini basketball teams prepare for their upcoming season

By Natalie Fritz
October 9, 2019

The winter sports season is near. The men’s and women’s basketball teams have been working very hard. They have been putting the time in, in the gym perfecting their ball-handling skills as well as learning new plays and spending time to create chemistry with their team as well.

Sophomore and exercise and health science major Hannah Fenstermacher has been going to the gym to shoot around on her own as well as getting in lifts whenever she can. From an individual standpoint, Fenstermacher wants to be in the best shape possible for the start of the season and these are the ways she is doing that.

“As a team, we have been having the strength and condition sessions with [Strength coach Dustin Malandra]. Monday through Friday, as well as playing pickup before and or after lifting as long as possible,” Fenstermacher said. 

Women’s team in a huddle before a game. Photo by Tyler O’Connor

Leila Collazo, freshmen forensic accounting major explained how she is in the process of fine-tuning her game.

Collazo has high hopes for the upcoming season and is expecting great things for her team.

“I think we will go really far this season and hopefully win the championship last year we were a game shy of that and I think the team only got better this year so hopefully, the competitiveness on the court carries over,” Collazo said.

The women’s team will go to Eastern University for their first game of the season.

A returning player who played at Rosemont last year, Keith Blassingale senior business management, marking major is approaching his readiness for the new season a different way.

Blassingale had a major role on the team before he let. He hopes to return and have the same impact has he did two years ago.

Blassingale playing in a game. Photo by Cabrini University

“I have been talking to people who I trust to help me find my weakest points in my game. Watching the film on different players in college and professionally to see if I can implement one of their moves into mine,”  Blassingale said.

He said how the team has been having open runs which helped them develop some chemistry and also competition among the guys.

Blassingale is ready to win his first AEC basketball championship and loves winning and will do whatever it takes to get there.

Blassingale and the rest of the men’s team are preparing for their first game against Keuka College for the Wells College tournament.

These three athletes have really emphasized how important it is to get in extra gym time to shoot around and get in as many reps as possible. One thing they all have in common is that during the off they are working on their individual skills so when the season starts they are able to contribute and play well with their other teammates on the court.


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