DeGisi committed on and off the field

By Jason Moran
October 22, 2009

Shannon Keough

Senior English and communication major Sabina DeGisi has become a household name around Cabrini’s campus and other Colonial States Athletic Conference schools during her four years at Cabrini.

Students around campus may know her for being nice, studious and friendly, but the opposing soccer teams within the CSAC see her as a forward who is hard to stop.

DeGisi has caused mayhem for opposing team defenses during her soccer career at Cabrini. She seems to score at will and lead the team to countless victories.

DeGisi grew up in Medford, N.J. where she was the youngest of four children. She started playing soccer at age five.

“I always imagined that I would play soccer my entire life, but having a successful career in college far exceeded my expectations,” DeGisi said.

DeGisi committed a lot of time to playing soccer for club teams and her high school team, Merion Mercy Academy, which helped her become the player that she is today. Playing a lot of soccer meant a commitment from her parents as well.

“My parents have always been supportive toward my siblings and I throughout our soccer careers. They always made a point to come to all of our games no matter how far the ride was,” DeGisi said.

DeGisi’s parents were always more than willing to put in the effort.

“All we wanted for our children was for them to be healthy and happy and if driving four hours to a soccer tournament made Sabina happy then we were more than willing to do it,” Marta DeGisi, DeGisi’s mother, said.

When DeGisi first came to Cabrini she wasted no time starting her soccer career off right. In her first full season with the Cavaliers, DeGisi tallied 16 goals, four assists and led the team with 36 points.

Currently in her senior year, DeGisi has a long list of accomplishments, which include surpassing 50 goals for her career and being on first team all-conference multiple times for her soccer skills and her academics.

When DeGisi looked back on her career, her fondest memories came when the team went to Brazil in 2008, scoring a hat trick against Catholic University her sophomore year and hanging out with her teammates on and off the field.

“It’s a bittersweet feeling. I enjoyed my time here, but I’m sad that it is almost over,” DeGisi said.

Off the field DeGisi enjoys watching the show “Lost” and loves hanging out with her two nieces.

DeGisi’s goal for the rest of the season is to finish her career by winning the CSAC.

After college, DeGisi is looking to find a job in the communication field and hopes to continue playing soccer as long as her body will let her.

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