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By Melani Gomes
November 20, 2003

Ryan Norris

Perhaps Lisa Leslie started out this way. As a 19-year-old guard and forward for Cabrini’s basketball team, Jackie Yoder is sure to turn some heads before this season ends.

A freshman from North Penn High School, it was her mother and grandfather who influenced young Yoder to continue playing basketball throughout her high school years. “They have always been there for me, and never missed a game.” Yoder said.

From North Pen to Cabrini, “I was moved around a lot and played anywhere from the shooting guard to the center.” Yoder said.

Adjusting to new positions and teams can be hard on any player, but Yoder seems to have learned a thing or two about changes.

“The only thing that is more difficult then high school basketball is the

pace of the game and the endurance needed mentally and physically,” Yoder said.

When asked what she loves best about basketball, Yoder said, “I love the physical and mental aspect of the game, and it’s great to get out there and push some people around.”

Cabrini’s basketball team has quite a way to go before the season is officially over, and Yoder has some hopes for the team this year. “Our biggest goal is to win the PAC’s, and we are also looking to give Neumann a payback after last year’s playoff game.”

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