Experienced player brings depth to squad

By Nikki Duggan
February 21, 2008

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The Cabrini women’s basketball team is rounding off one of their best seasons in years. The team is full of talented players and one of them is sophomore Alyssa Brady. She is currently the team’s third leading scorer averaging 7.7 points per game and second on the team in rebounds with 110.

The sophomore came to Cabrini from Allentown, Pa. where she attended Allentown Central Catholic High school. There she was a four-year varsity member and three-year starter. She was part of an extremely successful team, winning two gold state medals and one silver during her high school career. She talked about why she came to Cabrini and what drew her in when she visited.

“When I came on my recruiting trip the girls impacted me a lot. They made me feel so comfortable,” Brady said. “Knowing someone who went here already helped me a lot too.”

She went on to say how close the team is now and how that is a big part of how the team is so successful.

“We’re all really close,” she said. “It feels like we are all sisters.”

Coach Bobbi Morgan knew she wanted Alyssa to be a part of Cabrini’s program when she saw Alyssa play in high school and is extremely pleased with what she has brought to the team these past two years.

“She’s ultra competitive and determined. She doesn’t ever have a down moment in the way she plays in terms of effort,” Morgan said. “She has really stepped up this year. Just given our very balanced team, she is a strong threat and great offensive rebounder.”

Last year the team finished the regular season with a second place seed for playoffs. They won the semi-final game and advanced to the PAC championship where they fell just short to rival Gwynedd-Mercy. The team this year is currently in second and could very well finish that way going into playoffs. Because the team is in familiar territory at the end of this season, Brady thinks that because they have been here before they will know how to handle the pressure.

“I think this year we are more experienced. We aren’t as young so we aren’t making as many mistakes. We’ve been in this situation before so we know what to expect and how to handle it,” Brady said. “My goal is to win the rest of the games and win the PAC championship.”

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