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All smiles for players on the court. Photo by Samantha Taddei.

Last alumni game marks the end of a 49-year legacy

As Cabrini University faces the somber reality of indefinite closure at the end of the school year, the echoes of a storied basketball program… Read More

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Van Zelst twins face off on the basketball court

Twenty minutes are on the clock and tip-off is underway. The coaches watch with anticipation and… identical faces.   Ryan and Adam Van Zelst are… Read More

One trainer, many teams: healing Cabrini’s final athletes

Lea Blackburn joined Cabrini’s athletic training staff in August 2022. Just over a year after arriving, she’s now the last trainer standing to lead… Read More

Jake Scully wins Defensive Player of the Year

Graduate student Jake Scully capped off his collegiate career by winning Atlantic East Defensive Player of the Year. Scully, a senior who plays center… Read More

Dan Murphy: from baseball to golf stardom

College sports are filled with athletes who have dedicated most of their lives to honing their sport’s skill. Then there’s Dan Murphy, a relatively… Read More

Women’s soccer beats Penn State Abington in Morgan’s Message game

On Tuesday, October 24 at Edith Robb Dixon Field, the spotlight was not only on soccer but also on mental health awareness, as Cabrini’s… Read More

Hunt cut short: Phillies storybook season ends in heartbreak

Every year Phillies fans go through a rollercoaster of emotions, but one that seems too frustratingly familiar is heartbreak.  The season that appeared destined… Read More

Men’s soccer get revenge in semifinal match

As the Cabrini men’s soccer team walked onto the field on October 31 for the semifinal round of the Atlantic East Conference Championship against… Read More

Cabrini women’s golf secures 2nd place in AEC Fall Championship

On a chilly Monday, October 16 in Fleetwood, PA, the Cabrini Women’s Golf showcased its skills at the Atlantic East Conference championship, held at… Read More
Current Cabrini men's basketball players with assistant coach Kevin Murray (far left) and new head coach Ryan Van Zelst (far right) at Top Golf in King of Prussia. All are smiling and enjoying their final year together.

A destination job: meet coach Ryan Van Zelst

In April, Ryan Van Zelst received an offer to be the seventh head coach of the Cabrini men’s basketball team. He jumped at the… Read More
View from the upper deck of Lincoln Financial field during an evening football game. The sun is setting in the background as fans enjoy the game under the bright lights

Minor setback to a major comeback

The Philadelphia Eagles were off to a hot start to the 2023 season with five straight wins. All that came to an end on… Read More
A Cabrini volleyball player in blue spiking the ball over the net in a competition (left) and a Cabrini women's basketball player in white driving from the top of the key on a defender (right)

Women’s volleyball and basketball seasons canceled

In 2020, because of pandemic lockdowns, high school athletes had their senior athletic seasons stripped away. Seniors also experienced the bitter disappointment of missing… Read More
Two Cabrini women's soccer players in white surround a Gwynedd Mercy player in black battling for the ball under the bright lights of Edith Robb Dixon Field

Playing hard in a scoreless battle against Gwynedd Mercy University

For the first Atlantic East Conference game of the season, Cabrini women’s soccer faced off against Gwynedd Mercy University on Wednesday, October 4, ending… Read More
In an afternoon contest on Edith Robb Dixon field, Ethan Emery races up the field in Cabrini's home white jersey's with blue stripes as a Delaware Valley defender in black runs with him

Ethan Emery’s inspirational journey

Collegiate soccer was always junior Ethan Emery’s dream. After being diagnosed with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, West Chester University turned him away. Cabrini then welcomed him… Read More
Hunter Waldron and eight of his friends outside of the Wells Fargo Center in the Philadelphia Stadium District. Lincoln Financial Field and the Wells Fargo Center sit in the backdrop as the sun sets before the Flyers home opener

The Perks of Being a Wells Fargo Athlete

Many people love sporting events and concerts, and some dedicated fans would spend their last dollar to attend. Hunter Waldron gets to see these… Read More
A Cabrini women's soccer in their home white uniforms player dribbles the ball up the sideline of Edith Robb Dixon field in a non-conference matchup against Eastern University

Cav rosters: small but mighty

It is still a team even if it’s small. After the shock the 2023-2024 academic year being the last for Cabrini University, athletes are… Read More
Five Cabrini women's soccer freshmen standing together after a mid-week practice on Edith Robb Dixon field.

Women’s Soccer: freshmen athletes making the most of their opportunity

As Cabrini University begins its 67th and final academic year, there is an empty feeling around the once bustling campus. A recent Philadelphia Inquirer… Read More
A Cabrini women's softball player with her blue team visor receiving her nursing white coat in the ceremonial white coat ceremony. The player waves to the crowd with a smile as she is rewarded with an applause

Nursing student athletes balance between two universities

Student athletes already struggle with balancing their classes and practicing their sports. Now, they must face the additional struggle of their university’s shutdown.  Cabrini’s… Read More
Five Cabrini students decked out in Philadelphia Phillies gear enjoy the game from their seats at Citizens Bank Park. All five students are smiling with one showing off her free ticket courtesy of Cabrini's night at the Phillies promo.

Night at the Phillies: end of an era

Walking through the tunnel, suddenly a world of green and sky appears. The scent of hotdogs and beer fill the air, the lights are… Read More
A Cabrini men's soccer player in their home white uniforms lines up to strike the ball with an opposing defender right next to him.

The Cavaliers’ Last Dance

Cabrini is a community built around comradeship, and its athletics program has become an integral part of the university.  But after 66 storied years… Read More

The life of a multisport athlete

Like many Cabrini freshmen, two of the most important things during a first college year are academics and social life. Freshman Gia Rebilas from… Read More
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