Florida trip ignites lacrosse team’s season

By Ashley Randazzo
March 9, 2006

The women’s lacrosse team marks a new season with their spring break training camp in Florida. During the trip, these athletes were scheduled to not only practice their skills individually but also work on becoming a close-knit team.

Last year, the team landed themselves as the PAC champion for the eighth time in a row. Now the team has set the standard of bringing the championship home once again.

Sophomore Katelyn Penrose feels last year was a positive experience for her and the team. “Coming in as a freshman last year I did not know what to expect,” Penrose said.

“After going to Florida, winning PACs and then going to Colorado to play in the NCAA tournament, it was all such an amazing ride with a group of girls that I now consider my family,” Penrose said.

The Colorado trip was a very special trip to coaches and players on the team because they held their own against Cortland, which was ranked ninth in the nation last year, according to Mary Proietta, a senior and co-captain of the team this year. Proietta sees a lot of potential and talent in the incoming freshmen.

“The freshmen are going to mean a lot to this team. I feel that having so much talent is going to make us a better team,” Proietta said. She also said that all the competition is good within the team, because everyone will be working twice as hard to make it into a starter position.

Pressure has taken over the mindset of the Cavs, due to their high stakes of winning another PAC championship. Both Proietta and Penrose have the same goal, and this year they hope to advance further into the NCAA tournament.

“All I want to is keep our tradition alive. I want to win the PAC championship for the ninth season and leave Cabrini with a perfect PAC record for my four years. Also, I would love for our team to go undefeated this year,” Proietta said.

Posted to the web by Brian Coary

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