Moran focused on back-to-back championship

By Jessica Wegelin
September 3, 2009

Shannon Keough

Playing soccer since before he can remember, history and political science major, Brian Moran is looking for a back-to-back CSAC championship in his senior season.

Moran began playing soccer with his hometown team of Aston and then moved onto a more competitive select team, Riverplate United, out of Ridley, Pa.

He was a four year varsity player at Sun Valley High School.

During high school his team won the Del Val league championship.

Moran has played his whole career with his twin brother Jason Moran and fellow senior Justin McCall.

“It’s our last year playing together, its been a bittersweet feeling of excitement and sadness knowing it will be the last time all three of us play together but we hope to bring home another CSAC championship,” Jason Moran, senior communication major, said.

While at Cabrini, Brian and the Cavs won a CSAC title in his junior season and he received first team all league.

In his sophomore and junior season he received all academic honors.

“My most memorable moment with Cabrini soccer is winning the championship last fall. Every year we had strong teams but we were not able to win a championship.

It was nice to win the championship with a great group of teammates last year,” Moran said.

“Brian has a great work ethic on and off the field which makes everyone around him want to work harder and challenge themselves to be better players,” Jake Neary, sophomore elementary education major, said.

Moran’s main goal for his last soccer season at Cabrini is to win another CSAC championship, and after getting a berth in the NCAA tournament ,make it into the second or third round.

“My inspiration to play soccer is first because I love the sport. I also have great teammates which make the sport that much more enjoyable. I love playing in front of the Cabrini fan base, especially my parents who never miss a game,” Moran said.

Once the season is complete, Moran will be hanging up his cleats as a player but looks to coach, especially at a high school level.

“It has been a lot of fun playing soccer with Brian, he always has a great attitude about the game of soccer and he always pushed himself to be a better player over the years,” Justin McCall, senior business administration major, said.

Jessica Wegelin

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