The women’s lacrosse team was just one game away from earning the title of Pennsylvania Athletic Conference champions. Actually, only 33 seconds came between them and a victory. Senior attack Katelyn Penrose remembers the loss well.
“It slipped out of our fingertips within the last seconds of the game,” Penrose, an elementary education major, said. “Making it to the PAC championship last year was quite a feat. However we came up short.”
But this year, Penrose promises that things will be different.
“As a senior I do not want to leave Cabrini with regrets. My teammates and I will do whatever it takes to win a championship.”
Penrose had herself a banner year last year, leading the team with 54 goals and 11 assists and earning a spot on the first-team all PAC. She also received two academic honors, including the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Association 2007 academic honor roll and became a member of the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Academic All-Area women’s lacrosse team.
She hopes to follow up her successes with an even better performance this spring, this time as a senior co-captain. Other team captains include senior Maura Brennan and juniors Chrissy Regan and Anna Scholl.
Along with Penrose, the team possesses some other great talent.
Sophomores Erin Nollen, Danielle Rothermel, Amanda Alexandrowicz, along with new-comer Jamie O’Hanlon are four strong and solid players whom she knows she can always count on, just to name a few.
“This year we have a lot of different weapons that will be crucial in our season,” Penrose said.
“Last year we worked really hard to get a PAC championship, but this year will be different. My teammates and I are working extremely hard to bring the PAC back to where it belongs, here at Cabrini. Cabrini lacrosse has been an incredible journey. I have had four great years of playing for amazing coaches and teammates. I wouldn’t ask for anything different.”