Women’s lacrosse soaks up Florida sunshine

By Erin Nollen
March 19, 2009

The Cabrini women’s lacrosse team just wrapped up a successful week of training in St. Petersburg, Fla.

The lady Cavs traveled to St. Petersburg for spring break to train and get ready for their upcoming 2009 season.

“Everyone looks forward to our Florida trip because it is a great time for the team to come together on and off the field. The weather was hot and sunny, which made for better practices. It’s a big change from being at Cabrini outside in the cold,” Kate Schmid, junior marketing major, said.

This year’s team is full of experience, boasting seven seniors.

“This year’s senior class is the heart of the team. They bring motivation and leadership every time they step on the field,” Kellie Levy, junior political science and religious studies major, said.

This year’s team also has a lot of talented freshmen that bring a lot to the team.

“All the upperclassmen made me feel really comfortable; they were always willing to help me through every drill and all of the new aspects of the team,” Jacky Mcdermott, freshman elementary education major, said.

The women’s team uses Florida to work on everything they can’t get done at Cabrini. With the weather being as cold as it has been the team has been, practicing in the gym with limited space.

This is the first year the women’s team had games before Florida.

The team lost to top-ranked Franklin and Marshall as well as Stevens Tech.

“We practiced twice a day but had a good break in the afternoon to hang out by the pool with our teammates. Everyone worked hard all week so hopefully it will pay off throughout the season,” Schmid said.

The team spent its days playing and working on the problems they had in its first two games.

They also did a lot of conditioning as well as beach workouts.

“This year’s trip was one of the best we’ve ever had. We got along great off the field and played great at practices. It makes me confident we’re going to have a good rest of the season,” Michele Ferrise, junior accounting major, said.

The women’s team had a successful season last year going undefeated in the PAC, but lost in the championship to Eastern University. Everyone on the team seems to have the same goal for this season which is to win the first ever Colonial States Athletic Conference championship.

The lady Cavs will take on Cedar Crest College this Saturday, March 21 at the Nerney Field House at 3:30 p.m.

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