The Cabrini women’s softball team had some hard losses over the past few weeks in Arizona and at home but is ready to step up their game. The team hadn’t stepped onto the dirt at all because of bad weather until their Pennsylvania Athletic Conference opener, a double header on March 27 against Alvernia. Cabrini opened their PAC season with an even split, falling 3-0 in the first game and taking the second, 6-0
Senior elementary education major and captain Megan O’Brien said, “We played some really tough teams in Arizona who have the opportunity to play year-round because of the nice weather. That was the first time we stepped onto dirt.” Needless to say the team was a bit rusty from so many in-the-gym or on-the-turf practices.
The Lady Cavaliers are currently 2-14 overall and 1-1 in the PAC.
Senior captain and exercise science major Jen Euganeo said, “I am not really worried about our record at this point. We have played a lot of good teams so far and we have really improved on different things each game.”
The team is young this year with only two returning seniors, one junior, six sophomores and seven freshmen.
“It’s a team filled with very talented players. Once we string our hits together as a unit and stop making mental errors, we’re going to see some big changes,” O’Brien said.
Junior elementary education major Brittany Caprice said, “It is not the Cabrini softball team that we are used to.”
With only having two seniors and one junior, the freshmen and sophomores are obviously a large part of the team and there wouldn’t be one without them.
“We have to learn to work together with the new players that we have. Each and every one of our seven freshmen is a large part of this game. Every one of them brings something different to the team and without one of them we would fall apart,” Caprice said.
Sophomore execrcise science major and captain Caitlin McDevitt feels confident with her team and feels that all of them are giving it their all. “The girls are a hard-working group and each one of them is constantly trying to improve their game day in and day out.”
McDevitt is excited to be back after she was forced to end her season early last year with a broken ankle.
All the players seem to have the same opinion about their team, they are confident in each other and are ready to win some games while facing challenges at the same time. They all have one goal in mind and that is, “bringing back the PAC.”
Caprice had that same goal with a little something extra for senior captains O’Brien and Euganeo, “I would love it if we could win PACs and give them the best graduation gift of all.”