Senior shows strong leadership qualities

By Christina Williams
February 5, 2004

Marisa Gallelli

A good laugh every once in a while is a good thing. Whether it is a serious moment or laid back moment, senior lacrosse player Mike Cottone is definitely the guy to go to.

Cottone, now a senior, started his lacrosse career at St. Joe’s Prep in his freshman year. Cottone said, “We were good but we never won any championships.” Cottone said the furthest the team ever went was second division three years in a row.

Cottone was recruited to come to Cabrini while at St. Joe’s Prep. Cottone said he is definitely happy that he came to Cabrini.
“I am pleased with the choice I made and I am definitely glad I came to Cabrini,” Cottone said.

This year Cottone is one of three captains on the team. Cottone is very pleased to be one of the captains.

“Being captain comes along with a lot of responsibility and it builds character,” Cottone said. As spring draws closer Cottone has even more responsibility since the new lacrosse season will be starting.

Cottone said the team is looking really good despite the large amount of freshman to join the team. Cottone said, “About half the team this year is freshman which means we have to break them in.” Cottone also said it was kind of hard integrating the new freshman on the team because a few came in with egos.

Cottone said that he hopes the team gets to at least the same point the team got to last year, which was second round of the NCCA championship tournament. Cottone said, “I can only hope for the same results as last year; I just want to make sure we don’t lose ground.”

Cottone said there are no real key players on the team. However, when asked for names, the first ones that came to Cottone’s mind were Rory Friel, Antonio Masone and Mike Piccoli. As for Cottone’s predictions, we will just have to wait until the season starts on Sunday, Feb. 29, 2004 at Greensboro College.

Posted to the Web by: Jonelle Haykel

Christina Williams

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