Women’s freshman lax mini profiles continued

By Laura Hancq
March 2, 2011

Claire Disdier

Claire Disdier, freshman attack, is a communication major from Montgomery, N.J., where she attended Montgomery High School. She chose to play lacrosse at Cabrini because she always loved the sport and wanted to continue to play, especially under head coach, Jackie Neary. Disdier said upon meeting Neary, she thought she was very nice and knew she wanted to play for her. In her first season as a Cavalier, Disdier is not sure what to expect from the season, but she is very excited to find out what it will bring. She believes that her teammates are very talented and the close-knit relationships among the players will help the team achieve success as a unit.


Sarah Means

Sarah Means, freshman midfielder, is an undeclared major from Northeast Philadelphia, where she attended Archbishop Ryan High School. Means loves everything about the game of lacrosse, especially being part of a team. Means credits Head Coach Neary for helping her get to Cabrini to play for the Cavs and she is very thankful of all the great things Neary does for her and her teammates. Means fully expects the team to go to the CSAC Championship this year and hopefully win it. She is excited to win games, cheer for her teammates and just play her best. “I’m not really nervous right now but I know when it’s time for our first game and Jackie calls my name to go in my heart will probably drop,” Means said.


MaryKate McCann

MaryKate McCann, freshman defender, is a communication major from Drexel Hill, Pa., who attended Archbishop John Carroll High School. She wanted to play lacrosse at Cabrini because she was interested in all the great friendships to be made on the team. “It’s great that we all have something in common and that we are all playing a game we love,” McCann said. She is excited for the experience of the games, but mostly the friendships and memories to be made on and off the field throughout the season.  McCann is a three-sport athlete for Cabrini College.  This past fall she was a member of the women’s soccer team and this past winter she was a member of the women’s basketball team.


Kellie Manoppello

Kellie Manoppello, freshman midfielder, is a history major from King of Prussia, Pa., who attended  Upper Merion High School.  The main reason why she came to Cabrini is because of Jackie Neary.  “I was surprised when my parents told me that I actually got into Cabrini, and when I received an email from Jackie Neary asking me to play and have lunch with her, I was so excited,” Manoppello said.  What Manoppello is most excited for this season is to have a fun, winning season and ultimately win the CSAC championship.  Manoppello, who already coaches at the kindergarten through second grade level, also hopes to one day be able to coach a team at the high school level.


Samantha LaMaina

Samantha LaMaina, freshman defender, is an elementary and special education major from Oaklyn, N.J., where she attended Collingswood High School. LaMaina is another player who strongly credits Neary for getting her involved in Cabrini lacrosse, and she believes she is an amazing coach. Overall, she is excited for the season and everything that it will bring. “I’m just excited to experience the intensity of college lacrosse,” LaMaina said.





Beatrice McQuiston

Beatrice McQuiston is a freshman midfielder for the Lady Cavs and is from Berwyn, Pa. She is a communication major and chose Cabrini because of its small class size. “It just felt right for me,” McQuiston said. Aside from Lacrosse, she plays soccer as well. She expects to get closer to her teammates and develop great team chemistry as well as win as much as possible. She is currently undecided on a career path after she graduates college and does not plan on playing lacrosse after she is out of school.




Ali May

Ali May is a freshman defender on the team. She is from Chester Springs, Pa. She chose Cabrini because she liked the size of the school as well as being able to play lacrosse. She is a finance major and also minors in criminology. She has high expectations for the season, as she expects the Cavaliers to win the CSAC title this year. After college, she wants to work with the government department of defense. She wants to continue playing lacrosse after she graduates and hopes to coach some day as well.




Allie Henry

Allie Henry is one of two freshman attackmen on the team and is from Garnet Valley, Pa. She chose Cabrini because her cousin and former men’s lacrosse player Joe Monroe attended Cabrini. “He always said good things about it so when Jackie Neary contacted me in the fall about coming here and playing in the spring, I came out for a visit and loved it,” Henry said. She expects to make an impact on the field and help the team in any way she can. She expects the Lady Cavs to win the CSAC as well.




Janel Folkomer

Janel Folkomer is a freshman goalkeeper for the Lady Cavs. She is from Springfield, Pa. She chose Cabrini because of the strong lacrosse program. She expects to win and work hard every day. She hopes to help bring the CSAC title to Cabrini this season. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her friends and “live life to the fullest,” as she put it. She hopes to be a physical therapist after she graduates.

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