As the basketball season comes to an end, there are an array of emotions floating through the air as seniors bid farewell to their teammates and coaches. The discipline that has been sustained throughout many years of hard work and dedication will help them continue their journey outside of Cabrini post-graduation.
Alyssa Brady, senior education major, is one of the graduating seniors who will see an end to her once active and satisfying career as a basketball player.
“I started playing basketball when I was in second grade and have been playing ever since,” Brady said. “I always loved playing sports and being involved.”
Brady started focusing primarily on basketball when she entered high school, although her father, Joe Brady, spoke of his daughter’s early attempts as a mere elementary student.
“She began playing in the second grade on a mixed boys and girls team,” Mr. Brady said. “She more than held her own against both the boys and the girls on her team.”
Not only did Alyssa play on her school’s team, she was also on a city league during the winter and summer seasons. Alyssa’s mother, Lucyann Brady, talked about her daughter’s passion for sports.
“She was interested on her own. She seemed to be a natural athlete and she really liked the game,” Mrs. Brady said.
Alyssa’s dedication and hard work over the years has paid off tremendously. When she was a sophomore in high school, she and her team won the state gold medal.
Both Alyssa and her father spoke fondly of a memory they shared, when Alyssa and her team spent New Years Eve in the Virgin Islands.
“One of my special memories will always be the New Years Eve I spent with the Cabrini team on their trip to St Thomas in the U. S. Virgin Islands,” Mr. Brady said. “It was quite an experience. for them.”
Although Alyssa’s basketball career will be coming to an end in a few short months, she has a lot to look forward to in the future. As an education major, she plans to be a teacher for young children.
Her mother also hopes to see her coach some day in the future.
“I hope that she someday