Playing the position of a goalie can be a hard spot to fill. Colin Hinkelmon, Cabrini’s men’s soccer goalie, never lets the pressure trouble him on the turf.
“I feel that I perform better under pressure and close view,” Hinkelmon said.
Hinkelmon is a
senior this year and this will be his fourth year playing for the Cavaliers. He has been playing the position since the age of eight and has played soccer for the past 16 years.
“I got into the position by accident. An old coach asked me to play and sure enough I fell in love with it,” Hinkelmon said.
Hinkelmon was a three-year varsity starter at Holy Cross High School in Delran, N.J.
“The goalie is seen as a director of the entire team on the field because of the capabilities of seeing the entire field all at once,” Hinkelmon said.
Away from Cabrini, Hinkelmon resides in Marlton, N.J. He is an elementary education major and wishes to teach between third and fifth grade after graduating.
“When I first got here we were a team that was in need of rebuilding. Over the past three years we did nothing but make positive strides at becoming a better team on and off the field,” Hinkelmon said.
Hinkelmon is responsive to the importance of academics always coming first. Balancing soccer and school work have never been a problem for him, with the help of coaching staff as well as professors, here at Cabrini.
“I’m looking forward to this season and continuing the success that last year’s team was able to produce,” Hinkelmon said.
He lives by the motto that Coach Glen Jaskelewicz has set for the upcoming season, “to take it one half at a time and never to look past the first half.”
“The group of freshmen we have been able to bring in, along with a few transfers, will be a great asset to our team in our hopes of capturing the CSAC title,” Hinkelmon said.