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VISUAL MANAGING EDITOR MICHELLE GUERIN NEWS EDITORS BRIELLE TOFF CHRISSY MCCOLLUM SPORTS EDITORS JIM KELLY KEEGAN MCKOSKEY LIFESTYLES EDITORS ARIANA YAMASAKI JUSTIN BARNES PERSPECTIVES EDITOR RENIN BROADNAX WEB EDITOR EMILY MILLER SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER ALLIYAH MADURO CIRCULATION MANAGER ABIGAIL SCARDELLETTI ADVISER JEROME ZUREK
MISSION The Loquitur student newspaper and website are integral parts of the educational mission of the Cabrini communication department, namely, to educate students to take their places in the public media. Loquitur Media provides a forum of free expression. All members of the university community may submit work to the editors for possible inclusion. Publication is based on the editorial decision of the student editors.
Importance of Cabrini’s education of the heart Over a century ago, Mother Cabrini emphasized an “education of the heart” to the people she surrounded herself with. Fast-forward to present day, Mother Cabrini’s legacy still lives on through the students, faculty, staff and, of course, alumni of Cabrini University. As the Cabrini University Class of 2018 prepares themselves to move into the real world, Mother Cabrini’s mission should live on inside each graduate. Wherever you may go, take the lessons learned here at Cabrini and apply yourself to be the person Cabrini has taught you to be. The resources we are given as Cabrini students each day help us to strengthen our minds and bodies, both morally and spiritually. It is Cabrini’s mission to teach its students, who come from a variety of different backgrounds, the importance of being engaged citizens of the world. Cabrini implements engagement with the common good classes for this very reason: to keep us, the future generation, engaged in what is going on around us. Take these experiences and lessons Cabrini has taught you into the real world. Don’t reflect on your engagement with the common good classes like they were just a core curriculum requirement. Reflect on these courses and remember the importance of what you have learned. There is a reason why Cabrini requires these classes. Cabrini requires them to incorporate Mother Cabrini’s “education of the heart” into each student who comes through the doors of Cabrini.
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By literally “engaging with the common good,” we learn valuable life lessons that can go a long way. These lessons help to educate us about the realities of the world we live in. Engagement with the common good courses do exactly what Mother Cabrini wanted: educate the heart. Reflect on the service trips, whether they were around the corner in Philadelphia or on the other side of the globe. Embarking on these trips helped shape you in a way never thought possible. Even if it was just making a simple peanut butter and jelly sandwich and delivering it to the homeless, that experience matters. Graduating with a degree from Cabrini University comes with more than just a title. It is a rite of passage to go into the world and continue the Cabrinian ways. Continue to live the lessons you have learned here. Do not just depart from MICHELLE GUERIN / VISUAL MANAGING EDITOR campus for the final time as a student and forget your roots. Depart with the values Cabrini has given you and help to make the world a better place. Whether you choose to identify as an alumnus of Cabrini College or Cabrini University, go on and do something extraordinary, while living with purpose. Congratulations to the Cabrini Class of 2018 from the Loquitur editorial staff!
Class of 2018: Advice to my freshman self... “Listen to those around you with a totally open mind. Everyone has a different story and you’ll have so many amazing opportunities to grow when you simply listen in order to understand, instead of listening to respond.” - Lauren Stohler Digital Communication & Social Media and Gender Body Studies
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
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“Make sure you are on track to graduate. The four years go by way too fast, definitely enjoy every second.” - Nicholas Straub Biology
“Get involved. Take advantage of everything that is available to you. Be curious and learn new things that are outside of your major. Don’t wait so long to come out of your comfort bubble and meet new people.” - Will Jusino Graphic Design
“I think my biggest tip would be to be confident in EVERYTHING that you do. Never doubt that you’re not smart enough to take a certain class, always believe that you’re good enough for everything, whether you’re trying out for a sports team or nervous to talk to a boy. Being yourself and being confident in that, there’s nothing better than that!” - Brittany Smith Communication
“You are capable of so much more than you think. Take on challenges, do things you never thought you would do, because those chances are how you will find yourself and how you will find what job or career will be best for for you!” - Maddy Worley Digital Communication and Social Media
“Stay focused and continue to grind. Determine what your distractions are in your life and tune them out. At this level, the extra work matters, so work hard.” - Ethan Trusty Business Management
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PHASE 1 1. ATHLETIC PAVILION PHASE 2 2. NEW PARKING STRUCTURE 3. NEW LOOP AROUND 4. NEW TURN-AROUND AND DROP-OFF 5. NEW RESIDENCE HALL PHASE 3 6. NEW SOUTH PARKING STRUCTURE 7. NEW STUDENT CENTER
Cabrini executes phase 2 of master plan BY BRIELLE TOFF AND CHRISSY MCCOLLUM News Editors Cabrini University is preparing to execute the second step of their three-phase master plan. The first phase included the remodel of the Dixon Center and the expansion of an athletic pavilion, which is now known as the Nerney Pavilion. The second phase entails adding a new parking structure, a loop road, turnaround and drop-off locations and a new residence hall. The purpose of these additions is to make the campus pedestrian-friendly and improve student life. According to Cabrini, “the Campus Master Plan is designed to align Cabrini’s physical environment with its commitment to creating a vibrant student-centered living and learning environment,
while preserving and celebrating the central historic core of the original Woodcrest Estate.” By removing parking from the center of campus, between Founder’s Hall and the Library, the hope is that the campus will be more pedestrian-oriented. A new parking garage will be added to alleviate current parking issues next to Founder’s Hall and across from Woodcrest. This summer, Lanshe House, House 6, will be knocked down and rebuilt as a new residence hall. Howard Holden is the capital projects coordinator for the university, and has been tediously planning and working on this three-phase master plan. “Cabrini is a caring institution that welcomes people with disabilities,” said Holden when explaining why this new structure will be ADA compliant.
Akirah Fenimore, the Assistant Director of Residence Life at Cabrini University, is thrilled about Cabrini’s new master plan. “Lanshe House will begin taking beds out and will be demolished over the summer,” Fenimore says. “With that, we’ll provide the university with more beds which will help when we find ourselves placing students on the wait list. This building will be available in fall 2019.” Steven Priest, a sophomore student currently living in House 6, said, “It’s good to see Cabrini making these improvements to campus. Some of the residence halls, especially House 6, need to be renovated and the parking issue definitely had to be addressed. I probably won’t be a student anymore by the time all the additions are completed but they are useful changes that future students can take advantage of.”
The plans for the parking structure have been delayed several times due to hesitation from nearby residents. People living by campus on Woodcrest Road fear that the garage will cause headlights to shine into their windows at night. They are also opposed to the added traffic on King of Prussia Road that the additions could cause. “I think that the new housing plans will benefit Cabrini as a whole because improved housing conditions will help those who choose to live on campus have a better environment to enjoy their college experience in,” Grace Adams, resident assistant, said. BTOFF98@GMAIL.COM CHRISSYMCCOLLUM@GMAIL.COM
Criminology, sociology major named valedictorian of Class of 2018 BY HOPE DALUISIO AND ERIC STONE Visual Managing Editor and Lifestyles Editor With less than three weeks until graduation, the class of 2018 is soaking up their last moments together as undergraduate students of Cabrini University. Criminology and sociology major, Maggie Javitt, hopes to put these emotions into words as she speaks at the ceremony as valedictorian of the class of 2018. At Cabrini, the valedictorian is not just selected by the highest grade point average. The school recognizes the top students from various departments and allows them to present themselves in hopes of achieving the title. The process started in March of 2018. A faculty board including Dr. Kimberly Boyd, Dr. Van Brunt, Dr. Bryde, Dr. Kiselica, Dr. Thompson and the academic review board reviewed all the valedictorian applicant’s personal essays, achievements and speech they would give at the graduation ceremony. “I did that on a Monday with all the other candidates,” Javitt said. “Then later that day, I woke up from a nap and Dr. Boyd called me a minute later saying that I was valedictorian and that woke me right up and that is how I found out.” Javitt is involved in a plethora of clubs and activities on campus. She is a four year member of the women’s tennis team and captain, member of the student athlete advisory committee, co-captain for Cav-A-Thon, classroom coach, writing center peer tutor, work study student, orientation leader, president of Alpha Phi Sigma (criminology honors society), member of criminology and sociology club,
member of leadership honors society and member of the honors program. “I definitely have to give credit to the whole criminology and sociology department, especially Dr. Farina,” Javitt said. “She has always supported me and helped me through everything through my four years here. I am on the tennis team, so I would also have to thank my teammates and my coach for everything. They have always been really supportive of me.” Javitt hopes to have the rest of her class remember all the small moments and that helped define them to who they are today. HOPE DALUISIO / VISUAL MANAGING EDITOR “I feel really proud of myself,” Javitt is proud of what she accomplished at Cabrini and is excited for her future. Javitt said. “I remember when I moved in freshman year, saying goodbye to my parents and crying, I remember my dad “It has been a fun ride,” Javitt said. “I know that Cabrini telling me ‘make us proud’ and I have always kept that in has helped us all develop into the people that we are today the back of my mind throughout my time here at Cabri- and I know that we are all going to be able to keep Cabrini, ni and I have just tried to make them proud. I think that the core values and Cabrini’s mission with us as we go into by achieving this and doing my best, I have fulfilled that the world. I just wish everyone the best of luck in everypromise to my dad. I am proud of myself and I am proud thing that they do.” that I was able to make them proud.” After graduation, Javitt plans to continue her education ECSTONE31@GMAIL.COM at Cabrini within their masters of criminology and criminal justice program. HEDALUISIO@GMAIL.COM
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BY ARIANA YAMASAKI AND SYDNEY LYNCH Lifestyles Editor and Writing Managing Editor
“The offices of Academic Affairs and Student Life are pleased to announce that the following seniors have been selected to receive the 2018 Who’s Who at Cabrini University Award. At Cabrini University, the Who’s Who Award is given to those seniors whose accomplishments and contributions reflect the University’s commitment to scholarship, leadership and service. To qualify for recognition, a student must demonstrate excellence in each of these three areas and be recommended to the Selection Committee by a member of the faculty or administrative staff. Please join us in congratulating our award recipients and thanking them for their many contributions to the Cabrini University community. They will be honored at a special awards brunch during Commencement weekend.” Carmel-Jo Madonna - Assistant Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Students
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KATIE BRIANTE Digital Communication and Social Media Major
TRECI BUTLER History and Secondary Education Major and English Minor
“I am incredibly honored to have been chosen to receive this award. It’s really just a wonderful feeling to have the university recognize the work that I’ve put in and all of the things that I’ve done over the past four years.” Activities: CRS Student Ambassador, Music Minister for Campus Ministry, peer tutor, classroom coach, writing tutor, former staff writer and Perspective Editor for the Loquitur and one of the Co-site Developers on the Honors Convergence site RethinkingGender.com.
“I am honored to be a recipient of the Who’s Who Award for 2018. I am not a person who is materialistic and I do not think titles are important, I just do what I think is good work, and I let the rest follow.” Activities: Former Vice President of Black Student Union, former peer mentor and master learner with Cabrini Cruisers LC, resident assistant, President of Omicron Delta Kappa, Vice President of Simga Rho, member of Phi Alpha Delta honor societies, senator with Student Government Association and 2018 Unity Week Chair.
ANNA LAQUINTANO Digital Communication and Social Media Major
SABRINA LEE Early Childhood and Special Education Double Major and Leadership Minor
KIMBERLY PEPENELLA Political Science and Business Double Major and Finance Minor
“I am incredibly honored to be awarded Who’s Who and I am thankful for all the wonderful opportunities I have had here during my time at Cabrini.” Activities: Former Lifestyles Editor of the Loquitur, Events director of WYBF, Secretary of Student Government, student ambassador, CRS ambassador, orientation leader, residant assistant, member of multiple honor societies, participant of multiple trips for Campus Ministry and QVC’s first Video Editing Intern.
“I was incredibly honored and excited to receive the award. I am especially honored to receive the award alongside many incredible student leaders that I have been able to work with throughout my time at Cabrini.” Activities: Campus Ministry member, Homecoming Committee and CAP Board, Treasurer of Active Minds, President of PSEA and Sigma Rho, Student Ambassador, orientation coordinator, master learner of Impact LLC, Kappa Delta Pi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Delta Epsilon Sigma honor societies and founding member of SAVE.
“My time on campus at Cabrini has been a blessing. I have been able to gain a better understanding of how to set goals and attain them while helping others in the process. I am honored that I was chosen to be added to the Who’s Who list and represent the Class of 2018 with pride.” Activities: Tennis team member, orientation leader, founding President of Cabrini’s Rotaract chapter, studied abroad with the Business Department, peer minister for Campus Ministry and member of the Wolfington Center.
MORGAN COMOLLI Criminology and Sociology Major
“I was very happy to hear I was chosen as one of the individuals to receive this award. It is an honor to be recognized alongside so many accomplished and deserving students.” Activities: President of the Criminology and Sociology club, Alpha Lambda Delta treasurer, student fellow for the Spectacle LLC, classroom coach for multiple criminology courses, writing tutor, orientation leader, member of Omicron Delta Kappa, Alpha Kappa Delta and Alpha Phi Sigma honor societies.
CECELIA HECKMAN Digital Communication and Social Media
Major “I’m very honored to be chosen as a recipient of the Who’s Who Award. This is something I’ve seen many deserving seniors get over the past few years and to be among their ranks makes me look forward to my graduation.” Activities: Former Editor in Chief of Loquitur, Assistant Operations Manager of WYBF, Public Relations Officer for Student Government, member of four honor societies, President of Alpha Lambda Delta, student ambassador, orientation leader and classroom coach for math, video production and advanced editing.
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FRANCESCA DIGREGORIO Psychology Major
“It is a huge honor to be one of the seniors receiving the Who’s Who Award, and it reminds me of the many reasons why I am so glad to have been a part of the Cabrini family. It gave me an opportunity to reflect on the several opportunities for growth, leadership and service Cabrini has given to me over the past four years. I could not be more grateful.” Activities: President of Psi Chi honor society, member of Psychology club and team captain for Student Ambassadors in the Admissions Office.
BRITTANY RUNYEN English and Secondary Education Double Major
“I am so incredibly humbled and honored to receive this award as a part of Cabrini’s graduating class. This award was given to people who work really hard everyday and go the extra mile, but to be honest I have just been having fun for these past four years on campus.” Activities: Member of the Honors program, English, Education and Leadership honor societies, women’s soccer and basketball captains and overall captain for Mitch Kline Cav-A-Thon.
JOHN DUNLEAVY English and Secondary Education Double Major
“I am absolutely honored to not only receive this award, but be in the company of the finest students Cabrini University has to offer. Being a first-generation college student, hopefully my story will help other students realize that they can achieve greatness, no matter the situation they find themselves in.” Activities: Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honor society Co-president, member of both Sigma Rho and Sigma Tau Delta honor societies, former master learner for the Honors program, participated in Honors Thesis program and orientation coordinator.
ALEXIS SCHWARZ Marketing and Accounting Double Major and Leadership Studies and International Business Minors
“I feel honored to be chosen for this award, especially with the large number of involvement on Cabrini’s campus. It’s humbling to be recognized for an accomplishment like this.” Activities: President of CAP Board and Marketing club, involved with Impact LLC, orientation leader and peer tutor.
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NATALIE GEORGE Business Management Major
EMELY GUTIERREZ Psychology Major and Spanish Minor
“I was excited to hear that I was one of people receiving such an amazing award.” Activities: Co-director of weekend programming at CAP Board, student events intern for Alumni Engagement and Development and current President of the Delta Alpha Pi honor society.
“I was really honored to have been chosen. There’s so many talented, caring, smart and driven individuals here at Cabrini and to be selected along with the other recipients was amazing. Again, truly an honor.” Activities: Community worker in the Wolfington center all four years, peer tutor for Spanish, teacher of an ELL class in Norristown, mentor in Norristown schools, first year financial literacy staff for Center of Immigration, honors student, CRS ambassador, member of Psi Chi honor society, Vice President of Phi Sigma Iota and an orientation leader.
MOLLY SEAMAN Digital Communication and Social Media Major
JACQUELINE WITHEROW Elementary and Special Education Major
“I feel so humbled and honored to be selected as one of the seniors to receive The Who’s Who award. I came to Cabrini from Denver, Colo. and not only found a second home, but an education of the heart.” Activities: Former Managing Editor for the Loquitur, Co-president of CRS, classroom coach for ECG, intern for Cabrini Marketing and Communications and participant in trips to San Lucas, Guatemala and Kraków, Poland.
“Knowing I have received the Who’s Who award this year fills me with gratitude. I feel so incredibly honored to represented as a leading senior, along with my other incredible classmates. This has been wonderful validation for all of the hard work and memories I have had over my four years!” Activities: Member of the theatre, President of Alpha Psi Omega, member of five honors societies, President’s List for all four years, teacher in North Philadelphia for an Urban Seminar and lobbied about current issues such as climate change.
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Appreciate your journey To the Class of 2018, August 22, 2014 (or for the student athletes among us August 15, 2014). Freshmen move in. A day that feels so long ago and yet like only yesterday all at the same time. Everyone said these years would fly by, and they were not kidding. I don’t know if you remember, but during our freshman orientation that weekend, our president extraordinaire, the one and only DT, took a few moments to welcome us to Cabrini. We were excited and nervous and maybe a little scared, as we sat next to people that we had never met before. DT gave his usual warm welcome, doing his best to make us feel at home, even though we had just left home, many of us for the first time. At the end of his speech, he told us to look around, to look at the person sitting beside us. He said that chances are, the person beside us will become a friend that we will have for the rest of our lives. DT tends to be right about things like that. I have made some of my closest and dearest friends here at Cabrini, and from the warmth and closeness of our class, I know that everyone else can say the same. Whether your best friend is your roommate from freshman year, or your teammate or your someone in your major, we all have Cabrini to thank for bringing us together with the people who will continue to walk beside us well after May 20. On the academic side, we have all had different experiences based on our majors. Personally, I have been with the criminology and sociology department since day one. From my very first criminology class, I knew I had chosen the right major, not only because of the curriculum, but because of the faculty as well. My professors have taught me more than I could ever imagine, both academically and otherwise. When I struggled or doubted myself, they were some of my strongest supporters and encouraged me to keep going even when I wanted to quit. They have always welcomed me into their offices for any reason, from assignment help to life advice; however, my experience with my professors is not unique as I know each and every one of us has had professors change and touch our lives in ways that will stay with us for a long time. The strong relationship we build with our faculty is one of the defining characteristics of Cabrini and for that, I will be forever grateful. While we will all be sure to thank the faculty, administrators, coaches and parents who have helped us get here today, we must not forget the other people who have helped us grow. Take a second to thank the ladies at Jazzmans and Sandellas. They have dealt with our cranky mornings and hangry afternoons, by making us sandwiches and smoothies and throwing some extra ranch on the side. Without them, we’d all suffer from a caffeine crash pretty quickly. On top of that, thank the people in the cafeteria, like Dorothy and Rasool and Domingo. They have always greeted and served us with a smile. Thank the men and women who clean our dorms and buildings for putting up with our occasionally sloppy selves and for ensuring that we have a clean and livable learning environment. “Thank Public Safety for unlocking our doors when we lock ourselves out, for driving the vans and shuttles and for lending us snow shovels during the many blizzards we’ve had to endure (but maybe don’t thank them for all the parking tickets). It’s been a long ride, Class of 2018. We’ve learned, grown and used people wiser than us to get us to where we are now. Look past any complaints you might have and appreciate your Cabrini journey for what it is-a gift. There is no better place to call home than Cabrini, and I am so glad we get to call each other family. Good luck, Class of 2018!
BY MAGGIE JAVITT Class of 2018 Valedictorian
A Brother’s Bond:
A time of mentorship comes to an end BY RENIN BROADNAX Perspectives Editor
“Hello, is this Mrs. Broadnax?” “Yes, can I ask why you are calling? Is there problem with one of my children?” “Oh no, do not worry. Your children are safe and okay, but there seems to be a little problem with Renin.” “You said my children were fine, what is the problem?” “No, they are safe but we can’t seem to get Renin to smile or talk to us for his school photo. He doesn’t seem to like us very much. We were hoping to have you talk to him over the phone, maybe.” “Go and grab his older brother, Alijah.” “Are you sure, Mrs. Broadnax?” “Yes, I am and have them take the picture together. He will be fine if he’s there.”
We all have that someone we look to for guidance and who we use as our reference for the way we live our lives. That person, for me, is my older brother, Alijah. Since the day I was born, he was my first friend and someone I felt like I could go to for anything. He was always the trailblazer for me and my younger brother, since he was the oldest and the first to experience most things. He has been my shield from all the uncertainties of the world, traveling the world and bringing back all the knowledge I need. Mentors are not people who do no wrong; they are not perfect people by any means. They are people who let you know that, not only are they flawed, but the world is a flawed place and that is okay. Then after demonstrating that knowledge to you, in
your eyes, they can never do any wrong. I have always been the troublemaker; the one who often finds himself in situations where I’ve bitten off more than I can chew. Even when I make it worse my brother never tells me, “I told you so” or makes me feel lesser for trying to handle it on my own. We have been in school together, from daycare to college. Ever since I can remember, he always has been around to guide me. I have always been able to come into school being known as “Alijah’s little brother.” I cannot put into words how comforting it was that people already had a positive assumption about me based off my brother. Like I always knew that it would, that time of comfort is coming to an end. This year, my brother is a
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Renin Broadnax, right, and his brother in 2000 and in 2018. senior, and it’s a bittersweet feeling. I will no longer have that safety blanket. For the rest of my college experience I’m on my own, but I’m proud he is moving on to his next step of life. I keep asking myself, “am I ready?” Something I have come to figure out about life is that you are never really ready for it. As each milestone comes along, you become extremely uncomfortable, and then, before you even
realize it, like a miracle, you are fully adjusted. There comes a time in everyone’s lives where they are forced to stand on their own two feet; however, everyone in some way, shape or form has a mentor. This is the time to implement what that person has taught you. We have to do our best and trust ourselves, we won’t let them down. RENIN9819@GMAIL.COM
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Seniors look to clinch final CSAC championship BY JUSTIN BARNES Lifestyles Editor
As the year comes to a close, seniors feel an urge to make sure they end the activities they’re involved in on a high note. This is especially the case for athletes who will be participating in the Colonial States Athletic Conference for the last time. On April 28, 2018, the Cabrini men’s lacrosse team began their journey in the annual CSAC tournament. This year, there are seven seniors on the team who will be graduating in May. As a result, these playoffs will be the last time they represent Cabrini in the conference. Men’s lacrosse head coach, Steve Colfer, is preparing the team for the playoffs the same way the team would prepare for any other game, by working on techniques and plays that have gotten the team to the playoffs. Because of the team’s conference win streak and player experience, Colfer is also confident that the team will make it through the playoffs. “We’ve been conference champions for a lot of years in a row, our players know how to handle the post-season and they know what it takes to win in the post season,” Colfer said. “So I’m confident that this year will be no different.” Coach Steve Colfer is confident that the seniors will pull through in the CSAC tournament and is proud of how they’ve grown since they first started playing for the team. Colfer also pointed out that the seniors have contributed a great deal to the team and it will be hard to replace their skills and personalities when they graduate.
He’s certain that they’re looking at the upcoming playoffs from a different perspective, seeing as this is the last time they’ll be playing for Cabrini. Colfer understands this, claiming that the feelings are natural, but the seniors still need to stay focused and do their duties on the field in order to end the season on a high note. “I think it’s just human nature that when you get to the end of anything, you tend to be a little more reflective and a little more emotional,” Colfer said. Senior face-off player, Riley Michaels, joined the team in 2014 because he heard about the high level of success the lacrosse team has had since Colfer began coaching. He wanted to compete at an elite level, while enjoying the social side of Cabrini at the same time. Michaels also feels that he has grown as an athlete in the last four years. “Cabrini has taught me how to handle adversity and respect other opinions,” Michaels said. “The amount of friendships that I have gained here have truly been remarkable as well.” A veteran of three CSAC tournaments, Michaels is determined to help his team take home one more plaque before he graduates, but is also happy with the success he’s had throughout his time at Cabrini. “I’m very content with my success in the CSAC and I know that the underclassmen will continue the streak that has been put before them,” Michaels said. Michaels’ initial strategy when going into CSAC is to give it his all, such as winning every possession at the faceoff.
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Senior Josh Moore looks to get around an Immaculata defender. That way he knows what he needs to do to ensure victory for the team. As the CSAC tournament continues, the lacrosse seniors are dedicated to add to the undefeated streak one last time. Senior midfielder Zack Gregory joined the lacrosse team after transferring to Cabrini in the spring of 2015. He knew of Cabrini’s ranking in the CSAC, and wanted to join a winning team. Despite playing in the CSAC only once in 2017, Gregory has enjoyed representing Cabrini in the conference. “Coach Colfer has had this undefeated streak in the conference for a long time
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2018 lacrosse seniors are honored prior to their last home game against Centenary University. Players left to right: Nicholas Waligurski, Ethan Trusty, Josh Moore, Riley Michaels, Robby Jennette, Joey Hoey, Zack Gregory.
and being part of a team that keeps the streak going is a nice feeling,” Gregory said. Ever since he joined the team, Gregory has focused on leading by example and giving his all during practice. This has been a valuable lesson to him. Upon entering the CSAC tournament, Gregory’s focus is to play the game the best he can. “The CSAC, unfortunately, is not the strongest conference and it is important for us to continue to play hard and smart because the teams we will face in the NCAA tournament will be tougher opponents compared to the CSAC,” Gregory said. As the year wraps up, the lacrosse seniors are determined to end their final season on a high note, and Coach Colfer is confident that they will play their hardest. “With the NCAA Tournament coming up, the CSAC tournament will be a good marker to see where we are at as a team,” Michaels said.
Cabrini athletics leaves an impact on seniors BY JAMES KELLY Sports Editor
Every athlete wants to leave their mark on the foundation of their team for years to come. Throughout Cabrini’s history, there is a rich history of successful athletes and teams. When athletes play at Cabrini, there is a sense of pride on each team. There is a different mentality when you throw on the Cavalier jersey. Cabrini has been the home to many athletes for the past four years of the student’s lives while creating a winning culture around campus. Sabrina Hackendorn, Cabrini
senior majoring in biology and allied health, was captain of the women’s basketball team. “I had so much fun, and even when it was hard and frustrating, it was always a learning experience, which has made me a better person,” Hackendorn said. Hackendorn suffered a season-ending injury her junior year after the first game, but was named to the CSAC All-Academic team. Hackendorn led the team in rebounds and field goal percentage the past season for the Cavaliers. Tyheim Monroe, a Cabrini senior majoring in business man-
agement, has had a historic four years at Cabrini. Monroe has the most points and rebounds in the history of Cabrini, while adding numerous accolades. “Playing at Cabrini has had its ups and downs, but overall it taught me discipline in terms of my school work,” Monroe said. Even with practice time and games, Monroe didn’t allow his grades to slip. “Being able to manage being a student athlete was huge for me,” Monroe said. “Balancing my books and playing basketball was tough as a freshman, but after a while, I learned to handle both of them while doing it at a higher
level.” Jess Tennett, a Cabrini senior majoring in digital communication and social media with a minor in Spanish, was named to the All-CSAC First Team for field hockey, last season. “I definitely would say playing sports [at Cabrini] helped me to develop into the person I am today,” Tennett said. “I think if I went to college and didn’t play a sport, I wouldn’t have learned many of the life lessons Coach Jackie taught us.” Cabrini has created many memories that the seniors will never forget. The athletics at Cabrini are more than just a
team. The players are more than just your teammates. “[Playing at Cabrini] has given me memories that will last a lifetime, and made me a hard worker,” Hackendorn said. “Playing with teammates that I bonded with was pretty cool, especially old ones that I keep in touch with,” Monroe said. “The people I call my best friends were my teammates, and my coach was amazing. I couldn’t have asked for a better team to play for,” Tennett said.
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