Lady Cavs senior leaves lasting impression on teammates

By Victoria Tarver
February 14, 2012

Jenn Casper is a senior guard on the women's basketball team. -- Jenay Smith / Photo Editor

Senior guard Jenn Casper can be described as energetic, fun, outgoing and determined. She is a business administration major and minors in marketing and finance. As far as her career is concerned, Casper hopes to land a job in the field of marketing.

Casper has been playing basketball since the age of 4 and at Cabrini, she wears jersey No. 15. She attended Council Rock North High School in Newtown, Pa., and in addition to basketball, Casper also played softball up until her junior year of high school.

“[She] is a great asset to our team because she is a team-oriented player who works hard everyday in practice in order to make herself and her teammates better,” head coach Kate Pearson said in an email. “She gives it her all every day and leads by example.”

Outside of school, her life is pretty normal. Casper hangs out with her friends and family in her free time and motivates herself to do well on the court and with everything else she does. She doesn’t have a favorite pro athlete but roots for the FlyersEagles and of course the Philadelphia 76ers as well.

During Casper’s time at Cabrini, she’s made plenty of friends and has started new relationships. She’s become great friends with teammates Maggie McElroy, sophomore guard/forward and junior forward Melissa Kudzmas as well as Kristie Montano.

“Teammates have a great deal of respect for her and definitely follow her lead,” Pearson said.  “Casper has been a great contributor to our program because of her work ethic and her ability to step in and help our team in anyway necessary.”

According to Casper, her teammates would describe her as being outgoing, strong and nice.

Pearson has had nothing but great things to say about Casper’s leadership over the past two basketball seasons.

“Though Casper has only been with the team for two years, she has had a great impact and I have developed a strong relationship with her that I look forward to continuing that relationship in the future,” Pearson said.  “[She] has a great sense of pride to be a part of Cabrini and the women’s basketball family so I know she will be back after graduation to support her teammates and the program.”

Casper is the only senior on the women’s team and recently was honored for her service with the Lady Cavs on Saturday, Feb. 11, before a game against Philadelphia Biblical University. It’s hard for her because she has been playing basketball for so long and her time is soon coming to an end.

”It makes me sad to think about this being my last year,” Casper said. “I would like to stay involved with Cabrini after I graduate but I’m not sure if I would be able to as much as I want.”

There are many obstacles and life-changing experiences after graduation. You learn to live on your own and take care of yourself.

“I am scared and nervous about graduation because I do not know where I am going to be working or what I’ll be doing,” Casper said. “I just want a good job.”

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