Women’s volleyball celebrates final season with Feeny, Murphy

By Staff Writer
October 27, 2006

Monday, Oct. 23, the women’s volleyball team played their last home game of the season against Cedar Crest. The lady cavaliers celebrated senior night for two of their teammates. Kim Feeny, English and communication and psychology double major, and Amanda Murphy, a business administration major, are the only seniors on this very young volleyball team.

Feeny currently has one of the highest grade point averages at Cabrini. She left her heart on the court Monday, Oct. 16, having a match-high 17 digs. She played with determination and was full of energy the entire game. Murphy had one of the first points in the game as well as adding nine kills.

The first game ended in a win by the lady cavaliers, 30-22 after both teams battled point-by-point the entire match. In the end, the team stepped up and won after a great couple of sets. The next two games followed in the same matter. However, Cabrini lowered Cedar Crest in points as each game progressed. The second game ended in a 30-19 match and the third and final game ended in a 30-13 overall win.

Coach Trish Arnold said, “They’ve been through this program since the beginning and have ridden a constant roller coaster while helping build the program to where it is today. Their leadership and motivation are a really strong driving force that helped this young team.” According to Arnold, these seniors have been major contributors on and off the court.

Feeny and Murphy both agreed that they will definitely miss the competitiveness of the game, as well as being part of the team. They said that the women on the team will have a great future at Cabrini and will do great things for the program. Another thing Feeny will miss is “the ladies visiting me at work. I work at Chili’s and they come and see me all the time, I’m really going to miss that.”

Every girl on the team had nothing but praise for both seniors. It was agreed on by every person that the two seniors will definitely be missed. Junior captain Marybeth Trey said, “I’m going to miss Feeny’s desire to win and her great resources, especially her discounts at Chili’s. Murphy’s sense of humor is great and I will miss always having to stop practice so she can properly remove bugs from the gym because she didn’t want them to be killed.”

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