Cabrini College’s women’s lacrosse team is set to return to the field in a few weeks and they will once again be led by coach Jacqueline Neary.
“We are looking forward to another season,” Neary said. “We will be heading down to Florida over break for spring training. This is a great week because we really have time to focus on lacrosse and also develop team unity.”
Team unity was important for the women last season, as their coach strongly encouraged it. The team ended up in the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference championship game for the tenth consecutive time.
The women fell short of winning by just 13 seconds. The team ended their season by taking second place in the Eastern College Athletic Conference tournament.
Senior Katelyn Penrose will be the team captain this year.
“Our leadership can also come from any player who chooses to lead,” Neary said.
“I’m excited to see how our team works together with the new freshmen,” Kara Driver, a junior communication major and member of the lacrosse team, said.
Last year’s freshmen class brought players Erin Nollen, Danielle Rothermel and Kellie Levy to the game.
“I’m hoping that with a year under their belts these girls will only increase their ability on the field,” Neary said.
Juniors Christina Romano and Anna Scholl will also be returning to the team, along with seniors Natalie Holzer and Maura Brennan. Kate Schmid will be returning as the team’s goalie.
“I hope for this 2008 team to reach all of their goals,” Neary said.