Women’s basketball team polled to be one of nation’s top teams

By James Humes
December 15, 2018

A poll conducted by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) placed Cabrini University Cavaliers women’s basketball team at 19th in the nation for the 2018-19 season. This poll was based on last year’s team performances throughout the season.

The Cavaliers are ready for a new season with big expectations. Photo taken via Cabrini Athletics.

And last season was one for the record books. The Cavaliers earned a 26-3 record, which was the best in the program’s history. Hopes are high for this upcoming season.

“I think it’s great that the women’s basketball team is doing great and I’m going to definitely try to be at a few games this year,” senior business major Rey Pierre said.

With the addition of several talented freshman players and the return of many key players from last season’s historic run, this season is highly anticipated.

The Cavaliers’ top three scorers are returning as well, including sophomore forward Kate Lannon (11.8 ppg), senior forward Nomi Washington (11.8 ppg), and junior forward Meghan Matthews (10.6 ppg).

Expectations are high this season and the Cavaliers are going to play four other teams polled as well. The Scranton University Royals, polled at number seven in the nation, will be a formidable opponent this season.

Two of the three loses the Cavaliers suffered last season came in their games against the Royals, including the loss that ended the Cavaliers run in the NCAA tournament round of 32. These two teams will played Nov. 28 at Scranton.

Even with high expectations, the team’s goal remain consistent. Photo taken via Cabrini Athletics.

Along with the Royals, the Cavaliers will also play several other schools that were polled to be in the top-25 teams as well. These match-ups with test the Cavaliers but the fans have faith their team will bring their all.

“I heard that there is going to be some great games this year, so I can’t wait to see how they do and cheer them on,” sophomore English major Jason Caldonaldo said.

The Cavaliers have been working hard all off-season and are looking forward to starting their season off strong. And even though the bar was set higher with this poll, the Cavaliers still know the sky is the limit and to never settle on the court and play with their all every play.


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