Page 1

Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011

Sports

The Loquitur 13

NICK LAROSA / SPORTS EDITOR

Howell returns to East Coast, joins Cabrini as sports information director BY: NICK LAROSA Sports Editor After spending the last five years in Rockford, Ill. as the sports information director for Rockford College, David Howell was named to the same position at Cabrini College on Tuesday, Aug. 30. Howell officially began his tenure at Cabrini on Tuesday, Sept. 6. A native of Wilmington, Del., Howell had been hoping to land a job on the East Coast so that he could be closer to his family. “Location was a huge factor for me,” Howell said. “Once I saw the listing [for the job at Cabrini] I looked at the school a little bit and as I learned more it seemed like a good fit for me.” Howell graduated from Kettering University with an undergraduate degree in marketing and then went on to Wayne State University to receive his master’s degree in sports management. Before his job at Rockford, he was a strategic communications intern with Palace Sports & Entertainment, a company that owns and works with the NBA’s Detroit Pistons. Howell’s duties as sports information director include overseeing all game day sports information operations, maintaining the Cabrini Athletics website and acting as the main media contact for the Cavaliers.

“The organization at Cabrini is a lot more than it was at Rockford, so that allows me to focus more on my job responsibilities like doing stats for games and monitoring the website,” Howell said. Still a new face on campus, Howell envisions himself working in Radnor, Pa. for years to come.

“I’ve already met a lot of people who have a lot of pride about the school and a lot of pride about what they do.” DAVID HOWELL

“I had told the staff on the interview that I was hoping that my next job would be my final job,” Howell said. “I was looking for a place that I could be for the next 30 or 35 years.” When interviewing for the position, Howell mentions

that he asked the staff what they like about the school and why they stay here. They all told him the same thing: the people. “Everyone said it was the people,” Howell said. “The location of the school is fantastic, but if you get the right location and the wrong people it’s still a bad fit. I’ve already met a lot of people who have a lot of pride about the school and a lot of pride about what they do.” With a location near his hometown of Wilmington and a campus full of pride, Howell felt that Cabrini was his best option. “Working in the Dixon Center, you see a lot of people who are not necessarily associated with athletics; people who come in to work out and spend time in the center,” Howell said. “That’s kind of a testament to what the school is about.” Despite a busy schedule, Howell feels that his job as sports information director allows him to watch sports while still interacting with other people. He always has sports on his mind, whether he is working in his office or relaxing at home. “Being a sports fan and working in collegiate athletics, especially Division III athletics, it’s like a dream job,” Howell said. “I love what I do.” nal42@cabrini.edu


Sports

The Loquitur 14

Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011

Rafferty participates in Global Sports Academy, has experience of a lifetime BY: JESSE GAUNCE Copy Editor Fran Rafferty, sophomore accounting major, had the experience of a lifetime this past summer. He was able to play basketball overseas against top competition. Rafferty, the first one in his immediate family to travel to Europe, played against teams from the Czech Republic as well as Germany from Aug. 10-18 and cites it as “a great confidence booster.” “Not many people can do that in their lifetime,” Rafferty said. “I recommend it to anyone who can go. It was an amazing overall experience.” Rafferty said even though the weather was not ideal, he favored Germany a little more because his aunt is 100 percent German. “I thought Germany was a little cooler just because my aunt is full-blooded German and it was

fun to finally see all the different landmarks and other things that she always talks about,” Rafferty said. “I was just in awe of everything, despite the bad weather. I wasn’t just there to play basketball, I was there to see the world.” Rafferty credits his friend, Andrew Radomicki, a student at Widener University for the text message that started it all. “My friend Andrew texted me in early May about his coach at Widener taking people overseas to play,” Rafferty said. “I jumped at the chance.” Rafferty took as many steps and reached out to as many people as he could to make his dream a reality. He reached out to family members and local businesses in King of Prussia, Pa. “I went to my high school and handed out the fliers to everyone I know,” Rafferty said. “They were more than willing to contribute what they could. I also went to a pizza shop, the place I get my hair cut and the bar where my brother

CAVALIER CALENDAR

works. My family and I know the people who own all of them and we’ve been customers of all of those places for years.” Rafferty and the group of players he traveled with, which included Radomicki along with one of Rafferty’s other close friends, Kyle Hammonds, a student at Kings College, spent four days in Germany and four days in the Czech Republic. Rafferty described the group as “close-knit” and “a very easy group of guys to get along with.” During the trip, Rafferty and company played in a couple of different stadium-type gyms that fit a few hundred people. “One game had over 100 people in the Czech Republic,” Rafferty said. “That was a big turnout considering the Czech’s were starting their pre-season.” Rafferty states that he would definitely play overseas again if given the opportunity. “I might do it again in two years when I’m a senior,” Raf-

FRAN RAFFERTY / SUBMITTED PHOTO

Fran Rafferty, top row, second from left, spent part of his summer playing basketball overseas in Germany and the Czech Republic. ferty said. “Money is always an issue for anyone these days but if you want to go, you’ll make it happen somehow. You just need to have the desire.” After playing top competition overseas, Rafferty is as ready as ever for the Cavaliers to start their season. “I think we’re going to be in

the mix again to win the CSAC,” Rafferty said. “We should be ranked in the top 25. We have four of five returning starters and a great group of fresh talent coming in and the sky’s the limit for us.” jtg45@cabrini.edu

SPORTS BLURBALS Eagles defeat Rams in season opener

Thursday, Sept. 15 No games

Friday, Sept. 16 Women’s Soccer @ Cedar Crest College 4 p.m. Volleyball @ Lebanon Valley College 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 17 Men’s and Women’s Cross Country @ Dukes Invitational 10 a.m. Volleyball vs. Mary Washington University 10:30 a.m. and vs. City College of New York 1:30 p.m. (Annville, Pa. - Lebanon Valley College Dutchmen Quad Tournament) Field Hockey @ Neumann University 12 p.m. Women’s Soccer @ Arcadia University 12 p.m. Men’s Tennis vs. Lebanon Valley College 12 p.m. Women’s Tennis @ Neumann University 1 p.m. Men’s Soccer vs. Eastern University 6 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 18 No games

Monday, Sept. 19 Golf @ at Franklin & Marshall College Invitational 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 20 Women’s Tennis vs. Arcadia University 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 21 Field Hockey vs. Immaculata University 3:30 p.m. Women’s Soccer @ Centenary College 4 p.m. Men’s Soccer vs. Marywood University 6 p.m. Volleyball @ College of Notre Dame 7 p.m.

The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the St. Louis Rams 31-13 on Sunday, Sept. 11 in the season opener for both teams. After forcing the Eagles to punt on their opening drive, the Rams opened the scoring and made it 7-0 on their first offensive series of the game courtesy of running back Stephen Jackson’s 47-yard touchdown run. Michael Vick, DeSean Jackson and LeSean McCoy all had great offensive days for the Eagles. Vick threw for 187 yards and two touchdowns. Jackson made a few highlight-reel catches on his way to compiling 102 yards receiving and scoring one touchdown. McCoy ran for 122 yards and also scored one touchdown.

Ravens embarrass Steelers in latest installment of heated rivalry The Baltimore Ravens cruised to their most lopsided victory ever against the AFC champion Pittsburgh Steelers 35-7 on Sunday, Sept. 11 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. The Ravens defense pressured Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger all day long and forced a record seven turnovers. The Ravens used three turnovers in the third quarter to put the game out of reach for the Steelers. Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco threw three touchdown passes while running back Ray Rice ran for 107 yards and scored one touchdown.

Brewers defeat Phillies, avoid sweep The Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 on Sunday, Sept. 11 at Miller Park in Milwaukee. Phillies starting pitcher Vance Worley gave up the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning when Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun singled in Nyjer Morgan, who had doubled in the tying run earlier in the inning. Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo improved to 10-6 on the season, pitching seven strong innings while striking out 12 batters.

KHL’s Lokomotiv won’t participate this season After a plane crash that took the lives of the entire Yaroslavl Lokomotiv team and other members of the organization on Wednesday Sept. 7, team president Yury Yakovlev announced the team will not be participating in the KHL during the 2011-2012 season. Lokomotiv would have been allowed to participate this season with a roster of different players from other teams in the league. The season-opening contest will now be known as the Lokomotiv Cup.

Michigan defeats Notre Dame in instant classic The Michigan Wolverines defeated the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in a 35-31 thriller on Saturday, Sept. 10 in the first night game ever at Michigan Stadium. After the Fighting Irish jumped out to a 24-7 through three quarters, the Wolverines staged an epic fourth quarter comeback that was capped off when Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson threw a 16-yard pass to wide receiver Roy Roundtree with just two seconds left in regulation. Robinson finished the night throwing for 388 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions.

Detroit Tigers win ninth straight game The Detroit Tigers won their ninth straight game on Sunday, Sept. 11, defeating the Minnesota Twins 2-1 at Comerica Park in Detroit. Tigers closer Jose Valverde set a team record with his 43rd save of the season, breaking the 42 saves set by former Tigers closer Todd Jones in 2000. Detroit all but has the AL Central locked up. They lead the second-place Chicago White Sox by 10 1/2 games. Tigers starter pitched seven scoreless innings and improved his record to 8-13. However, he is 5-1 since being acquired from the Seattle Mariners on July 30.

BY: JESSE GAUNCE / COPY EDITOR


Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011

Sports

The Loquitur 15

ABOVE: Sophomore Adrianna Scotto prepares to serve the ball to her oppenent during the women’s tennis match against Rosemont College on Friday, Sept. 9. LEFT: Freshman Samantha Trumbo keeps her eye on the ball during her singles match on Friday, Sept. 9. Trumbo is the team’s lone freshman this year. PHOTOS BY NICK LAROSA / SPORTS EDITOR

Women’s tennis sweeps Rosemont, remains undefeated BY: NICK LAROSA Sports Editor The women’s tennis team defeated CSAC rival Rosemont 9-0 on Friday, Sept. 9 at the Dixon Courts. The victory improved the Lady Cavs to 2-0 on the season and in the CSAC conference. Cabrini started off the afternoon by winning all three doubles matches against Rosemont. Sophomores Katie Kennedy and Adrianna Scotto won their match 8-6 over Rosemont’s Olesya Kuchma and Kayla Coad while the Cavs’ other two pairings each recorded 8-0 wins over their opponents. “We played really well and that was important because this was our first home game,” senior Alexis DiCamillo said. “Everyone moved around well and kept their head up.” DiCamillo was one of the four Cavaliers to win their singles matches by identical 6-0, 6-0 scores. Scotto, Samantha Trumbo and Victoria Nastala also shut out their opponents in singles competition. Senior Michelle Lettmann won her singles match 6-1, 6-0 while Kennedy fought her way to a 1-6, 7-5, 10-8 victory over Kuchma. Despite their early success, the team understands that they still need to work hard to better match up with their

opponents, especially when it comes to CSAC matchups. “I think as a young team, the competition kind of points out what we need to work on,” John Magee, head coach, said. “In our second match I think we could always get used to the competition.”

“This year it’s just a more cohesive and smooth-running team.” HEAD COACH JOHN MAGEE

Magee has coached the Cavaliers since 2004 and has led the women’s tennis program to four CSAC championships since joining the coaching staff. Despite having a roster of only seven players, the team knows that they can have another successful season in 2011. The 2010 Cavaliers finished with a 15-3 record and lost to Gwynedd-Mercy College in the CSAC Final. “It’s still early but we all want to have a strong season,”

Trumbo said. “We really don’t have to explain a lot to people this year,” DiCamillo said. “Sam [Trumbo] already fits in and everyone on our team sticks together.” All six players from last year’s group have returned and are now ready to be stronger leaders, especially DiCamillo and Lettmann, who will serve as captains for the Lady Cavs in 2011. Trumbo is the team’s only freshman player this season. “Having Alexis [DiCamillo] and Michelle [Lettmann] for four years and Gabby [Durand] for three years, they kind of know the drills and they know the team,” Magee said. “Last year was a lot of teaching with the new players.” Kennedy, Scotto and Nastala, the team’s freshmen players last year, are already leaders on the team despite only having one year of experience under their belts. “This year it’s just a more cohesive and smooth-running team,” Magee said. Since Friday, the team has managed to stay undefeated by sweeping Cedar Crest College on Saturday, Sept. 10 and Rutgers-Camden on Monday, Sept. 12. The team also knocked off Lebanon Valley College by a score of 5-4 on Tuesday, Sept. 13. nal42@cabrini.edu


The Loquitur 16

Sports

Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011

Campanaro leads Cavs to 8-0 win over Albright BY: NICK LAROSA Sports Editor The Lady Cavs field hockey team used five first period goals to cruise to an 8-0 victory over Albright College on Tuesday, Sept. 13. The win was the Cavaliers’ first home victory of the season and improved their season record to 2-3. Cabrini outshot the Albright Lions 14-2 in the contest and saw goal contributions from five different players. Senior forward Stephanie Campanaro finished the game with three goals and now leads the team with five goals on the season. “We were trying a new formation today and it really worked well for all of us,” Campanaro said.

Senior midfielder Maura Gordon started the scoring off for the Cavaliers with a goal 8:04 into the game finished with two goals, giving her four for the season Midfielder Taylor McGarvey, forward Lauren Alessi and midfielder Stephanie Toomey each scored once in the game to complement Campanaro’s and Gordon’s efforts. “We went with a little bit of a different formation, but it's still the same team,” head coach Jackie Neary said. “I know that they're all happy with the game and have a little bit of confidence now.” Prior to the team’s game versus Albright, the Cavs lost to Gettysburg College by a score of 4-1 on Saturday, Sept. 10. Neary and the team viewed the loss to Gettysburg as motivation to come out

strong against Albright. “As a coach, when you schedule these higher teams there's a chance that you might take a beating, but there's also a chance that you may learn a lot and carry that into other games,” Neary said. This fall is Neary’s 16th season coaching the field hockey team. “We came off of a bunch of really hard games, so I think those games helped us to push our level of play up,” Campanaro said. “I don’t think they were really expecting us to play at the level that we did today.” The last time the team scored more than seven goals came back in Oct. of 2009 when the team shut out the College of Notre Dame 7-0. Prior to Tuesday, the Cavs hadn’t scored more than three goals

in any of their games this season. Freshman Genevieve Paulin started the game for Cabrini and made one save to pick up her first career win and shutout. Albright’s Kaitlyn Pietrusewicz had her team’s lone shot on goal in the loss. After a 1-3 start to the season, the Cavs are hoping that this game can spark some energy for the team as they prepare to face Neumann University on Saturday, Sept. 17 in Aston, Pa. Neumann currently holds a 1-3 record for the season. "We just have to stay on top of our opponents and our coaches just need to keep coaching,” Neary said.

nal42@cabrini.edu

ABOVE: Junior Rita McKeown passes the ball downfield to one of her teammates during the Tuesday, Sept. 13 contest. LEFT: Junior forward/midfielder Katie Savage keeps her eyes on the ball during the game against Albright College. BELOW: Stephanie Campanaro, No. 9, races down field and prepares to take a shot on Albright goalkeeper Marguerite DeLucas. Campanaro finished the game with three goals.

ALL PHOTOS BY NICK LAROSA / SPORTS EDITOR

LoquiturSportsIssue02_11-12  

Loquitur Sports section (pages 13-16), Issue02 of the 2011-2012 academic year.

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you