Lady Cavs on the road to victory

By Maryellen Anastasio
April 26, 2010

The Cabrini Women’s lacrosse teams regular season may be over, but the cavaliers will stop at nothing to capture the Conference crown.  They finished their season with an overall record of 9-7 and 8-0 in conference play.

Through March the cavaliers struggled and lost more games then they had won. Once April hit it was as if a switch had turned on and the team went 5-2 in that month.

“The season started off a little rough,” Amanda Alexandrowicz, senior exercise science and Health promotion major, said. “We lost to teams that we should have blown away.  We regrouped in April and turned around and had a better month.”

As the season progressed the cavaliers held off their colonial states athletic conference rivals without any issue.  The smallest margin of victory that they won by was by five points against Centenary College.  While the teams largest margin of victory was by 18 points against Rosemont College.

“We were really slacking in the first month of the season ans she worked with us even harder for the rest of the season and it worked,” Alexadrowicz said.

The team looks to their coach Jackie Neary for guidance on the field and off the field and feel that they owe much of their success to their coach.

“Jackie is an inspiration on and off the field,” Julie Bonomo, junior business administration major, said. “She coaches her hear out each and every game, she never gives up on us even when we aren’t playing our best she knows what each and every single one of her players is capable of.”

Bonomo quoted her coach Julie smith saying, “ ‘do what you’re doing, but do it better.’ This pretty much sums up what we ended up doing this April.”

For Bonomo she feels that her first season with the team has been one that she won’t forget.

“Jackie and the girls have been so helpful during the season.” Bonomo said.  “I feel it was the best decision I made at Cabrini, its an experience that I wouldn’t trade for the world.”

The Cabrini women’s lacrosse team is now gearing up for the Colonial States Athletic Conference playoffs starting in May.  Though they are unsure of the team date and time they will be playing, they are preparing for the challenge of winning yet another CSAC championship.

“All of Jackie’s pep talks and 6 a.m. practices have really brought the ream together and focused more on our season and what needs to be done to get the championship,” Alexandrowicz said.

Maryellen Anastasio

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