The Cabrini women’s lacrosse team traveled to St. Petersburg, Fla. from March 1 to March 7 to help gear up for their current season. They went through intense practices and training sessions to get connected as a team and prepare for their competitive schedule.
“It’s basically training and spring conditioning,” Anna Scholl, a junior captain and English and communication major, said. “It helped us connect as a team. It’s the most important thing because if you can’t connect as a team, you can’t connect on the field.”
“We go down there so we can bond as a team and just get familiar with each other,” Maura Brennan, a senior captain and criminal justice and sociology major, said. “We have a lot of freshmen and we lost eight people from last year, so it’s a good chance for us to get used to playing with each other.”
The players stayed at a Holiday Inn on the beach in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Every morning, they had a team run followed by a practice session. After lunch, they had time to rest before their second practice of the day, which was at night and usually an inter-squad scrimmage. The team said that playing down in the warm weather and out on a field was a nice change from practicing inside a gym almost everyday.
“Our goal was to get in shape, play together and bond as a team on and off the field,” Chrissy Regan, a junior captain and biology major, said.
Outside of just the practices, the team also had some down time. They had one day that they were able to simply relax and soak up the rays on the beach.
The team also had a day when they scrimmaged other teams who traveled there at the same time. They took part in a round-robin scrimmage tournament playing other teams such as Moravian, Assumption, Mary Washington and Elizabethtown.
The players were very happy with the way the trip went and look forward to their season. Even though they have a lot of new players and eight seniors, they still have a lot of confidence in their team. The trip prepared them well for the one accomplishment they will not walk away from the season without achieving.
“Our goal is to win championships and bring back the PAC,” Regan said.