Men’s lacrosse chosen as pre-season favorite

By Meghan Smith
February 28, 2008

Before the season even began, the Cabrini men’s lacrosse team had been hard at work. The Cabrini College men’s lacrosse team is ranked nineteenth in Inside Lacrosse’s Face-Off Yearbook Pre-Season Division III Top 20 poll that was announced Tuesday, Feb. 12.

In addition to this award, The Pennsylvania Athletic Conference coaches’ poll chose the defending conference champion Cavaliers as the pre-season favorite.

Three members of the team, juniors Matt Conaway and Scott Reimer and sophomore Casey Grugan were named to the Pre-Season All-American Honorable Mention Team.

“It is always a great honor to be recognized by your peers,” head coach Steve Colfer said.

The Cavaliers ended their 2006-2007 season with a 15-3 record and ranking tenth in the final regular season and a seventh straight PAC Championship. The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association ranked the Cavaliers tenth in the nation last season. The team is aiming toward an eighth title but knows the competition will be tough.

“We look forward to defending our 2007 PAC Championship. I know there will be many challenges in doing so this year,” Colfer said.

Throughout the upcoming season, the Cavaliers will face four teams, which also appeared in the 2007 pre-season rankings. Among these teams are three top five teams, Gettysburg College, Roanoke College and Cortland State.

“I can’t wait to watch our crease attack man Casey Grugan play. He scores some amazing goals in practice,” junior Kevin Chenoweth said.

The Cabrini Cavaliers will start off the season at Roanoke College in Roanoke, Va. on Sunday, March 2 at 1 p.m. The men’s lacrosse home opener is against rival Eastern University on Wednesday, March 12 at 3:30 p.m.

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