O’Hanlon makes big impact for Lady Cavs

By Brittany McLeod
April 24, 2008

Cabrini Athletic Department

The Cabrini women’s lacrosse team remains undefeated in the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference and freshman Jamie O’Hanlon is this issue’s player of the week.

O’Hanlon has started all 13 games this season for the Lady Cavs, and leads the team in assists with 15. With a shot percentage of 58 and shot on goal percentage of 61, she ranks fifth on the team in goals scored with 21. She is second on the team in overall points, with 36.

The 5-foot freshman attacker’s outstanding play has made an impact across the board.

Even as a young addition to the team, O’Hanlon expects to bring home a PAC championship this year.

“[I expect] to ‘bring the PAC back.’ I think that is everyone’s expectation. Ever since our first practice I have heard this saying, whether it is from coaches, players or alumni, so if it’s important to them then it certainly is to me,” she said in an e-mail.

O’Hanlon, a graduate of Springfield (Delco) High School, is also a swimmer for Cabrini and is glad she chose Cabrini for its renowned education program that is close to home.

O’Hanlon prepares for games like most athletes with some inspirational music and hard practice.

“As a team we simply practice together and do our best to hang out for team bonding. I think it’s important to bond with your team out of the sport because it brings you closer on the field as well,” she said.

Looking ahead to next year, Jamie said she looks to improve and looks forward to meeting new people.

Jamie remains focused on this season and hopes to playing a championship game. “We play Gettysburg on Wednesday and I look forward to seeing how we play against them. Most important, I look forward to playing in the playoffs and hopefully playing in the championship,” she said.

O’Hanlon says she loves playing for Cabrini and feels as if her team is her “second family.” She also extends thanks to her coaches who have taught her a lot, “They are a great group of people who I look up to a lot as coaches and as people. They are the best.”

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