Tralie a standout on soccer field

By Imani Fussell
October 24, 2012

Senior Alex Tralie (No. 9) has one goal in 12 games this season. (Sarah Czarnomski / Staff Photographer / File Photo)

As long as senior biology major Alex Tralie can remember, she has been on the soccer field. The New Jersey native started playing at the young age of three years old.

“I just wanted to play with my two older cousins at the sport,” Tralie said.

By starting in club soccer, Tralie continued to work her way playing through high school to her current stage here at Cabrini holding the position of a forward.

Outside of soccer Tralie is your average college student whose main focus on her studies and staying on top of her major. This biology major is focusing on a career in Pharmaceuticals. But overall Tralie has by far enjoyed her experience here at Cabrini.

“My favorite memory here at Cabrini College was my during my freshman year,” Tralie said. “At the CSAC Championship when the fall sports teams played at Immaculata University for Fall Sports Festival and all Cabrini teams won walking away with the championship, I will always remember that moment.”

Tralie was an instant success at Cabrini. In her freshman season, she scored three goals and added one assist  for a total of seven points in 18 games.

In her sophomore season in 2010, she posted career highs in goals, assists and points. She scored seven goals and added three assists for a total of 17 points in 19 games.

In her junior year, Tralie played in a career high 21 games in helping the Lady Cavs win the CSAC title. She scored four goals and added one assist for a total of nine points.

To this point in her seniot season, Tralie has one goal on the season for two points. She has played in 12 of the Cavaliers 15 games this season.

After attending a small high school, Tralie was drawn to Cabrini’s small size and how close the distance from home it was for her.

“After staying at the campus for an overnight visit, I knew this was the college for me,” Tralie said.

Currently the Lady Cavs sit in a tie for second in the CSAC standings with one regular season game remaining before the playoffs begin. With the Cavs out to defend their title, a perfect end to Tralie’s career would be a successful defense of the CSAC title.

If the Cavaliers are able to win another CSAC title, it would be the third that Tralie helped win. The Lady Cavs also won a CSAC title in 2009 in addition to last year.

After graduating from Cabrini this year, Tralie wants to put her major to good use and start a career by getting a job with a pharmaceutical company. But she would also like to continue to keep soccer in her life by coaching.

“I would love to try and coach, even if it was with little kids,” Tralie said. “Going back to my old high school and being an assistant coach has always been in my plans.”

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