Cabrini College sports overview 2010-11

By Holly Prendergast
April 4, 2011

Men’s Basketball – The Cabrini men’s basketball team ended the 2010-2011 season 24-6 (16-2 CSAC).  The Cavaliers clinched the CSAC championship for the second consecutive season, made an appearance in the “Sweet Sixteen” round of the NCAA tournament and finished the 2010-2011 season as the No. 19 team in Division III basketball.  In addition to the team’s great success as a whole, the Cavaliers also boasted two players with first team conference honors in senior Dom Farrello and sophomore Cory Lemons.  Lemons was also named the CSAC player of the year and third-year head coach Marcus Kahn was named coach of the year for the third consecutive season.

Women’s Basketball – After returning only seven veterans this season, the Lady Cavs faced somewhat of a rebuilding year this season with eight incoming freshmen.  Although the Lady Cavs finished 10-15 overall, they finished above .500 in the CSAC with a record of 9-7.  In program history, the Lady Cavs have claimed five CSAC championships, including back to back ones in 2008 and 2009, and they have made six appearances in the NCAA tournament.

Men’s Cross Country – This year the men’s cross country team was composed of three runners: David Stone, Joshua Sutterfield and Jeffrey Young and is coached by Tom O’Hora who has been with Cabrini for 28 seasons.  Overall the men’s Cross Country team has won six CSAC championships in program history.

Women’s Cross Country – This year the women’s cross country team was also coached by Tom O’Hora.  The Lady Cavs were composed of a team of six different runners, three of whom were CSAC All-Academic honorees.  In program history the Lady Cavs have garnered four CSAC titles and in the 2009 season, they placed third overall.

Golf – So far this 2010-2011 season the golf team has competed in seven invitational’s placing second in two of them, the Swarthmore College invitational and the Philadelphia University invitational.  Adam Pifer takes over the Cavs this season after they finished runner-up in the 2009-2010 season.  Overall the Cavs have claimed two CSAC championships and have appeared in two NCAA tournaments, both in the 2008 and 2009 seasons.

Field Hockey – The Lady Cavs were coached this year by 16 year head coach Jackie Neary.  They finished 12-8 overall and 7-1 in the CSAC.  In the 2009 season, the Lady Cavs won the first championship title in program history, with the second consecutive CSAC championship this season.  They also made an appearance in the NCAA tournament both this past season and in the 2009 season.  Senior goalkeeper Caitlin Donahue was named CSAC player of the year and the Lady Cavs also garnered four first-team conference selections.

Men’s Lacrosse – The No. 18 men’s lacrosse team enters the 2011 season in search of their 11th consecutive CSAC championship title and 10th consecutive appearance in the NCAA tournament. The Cavaliers have three returning All-American players this season in seniors Steve Heaps, Paul Skulski and junior John McSorely and is coached by Steve Colfer who is in his 11th season with the Cavaliers.  So far this season, the Cavs are 6-3 overall and 2-0 in the CSAC.  The Cavaliers also hold the longest active conference win streak in the country with 79 wins.  Including the postseason, the Cavs have won 98 consecutive games against a conference opponent.

Women’s Lacrosse – This season the Lady Cavs are back and in search of their third consecutive CSAC championship.  This team is also coached by Jackie Neary who is in her 15th season as head coach.  Although the Lady Cavs are only 2-5 overall so far this season, they are a perfect 2-0 in the CSAC. Since their first season in 1997, the Lady Cavs have clinched a total of 10 CSAC championship titles and have made eight appearances in the NCAA tournament.

Men’s Soccer – This past season the Cabrini men’s soccer team finished 9-10-1 overall and 6-2-1 in the CSAC.  This season they finished third overall in the CSAC and in program history they have won seven CSAC championship victories and have made an appearance in three NCAA tournaments.  Next season the Cavs will return their leading scorer Eric Collins, who ended the season with 12 goals and 25 points, and starting goalie Eric Nowicki, who notched 71 saves for the season.

Women’s Soccer – The Lady Cavs were coached this season by 10 year head coach Ken Prothero.  They finished their season 14-4-1 overall and 9-1-0 in the CSAC.  In program history, the Lady Cavs have won four CSAC championships and made two appearances in the NCAA tournament.  Next year the Lady Cavs will return Kara Hinkelmon who led the Lady Cavs in goals, with nine, for the season.

Men’s & Women’s Swimming – The Cavaliers made their season debut this year in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) where they finished in third place for the 2010-2011 season.  The team concluded the season with five victories.  The Cavaliers had eight swimmers finish the season with all conference distinctions.

Men’s Tennis – The men’s tennis team starts its 2010-2011 season off with an overall record of 1-6 and 0-1 in the CSAC.  They are coached by Rich Aldrete who is in his ninth season.  Last year they finished seventh place in the CSAC and in program history they have claimed three CSAC championships and made three appearances in the NCAA tournament.

Women’s Tennis – The Lady Cavs finished this past season with an overall record of 15-3 and 9-1 in the CSAC and second place in the conference.  In program history they have won four CSAC championships and appeared in two NCAA tournaments.  This past season the Lady Cavs boasted four all-academic honorees, eight all-conference selections and a coach of the year for seventh year head coach John Magee.

Volleyball – The Lady Cavs claimed their second consecutive CSAC championship and made their second straight NCAA appearance this past season.  They finished the 2010 run with an overall record of 23-8 and 10-1 in the CSAC.  In addition to claiming the CSAC title, the Lady Cavs also boasted player of the year in Stephanie Recklau who also garnered the honor in 2009.  In addition to Recklau’s player of the year nod, the Lady Cavs also had five players earn all conference distinctions.


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