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Cabrini to induct former lax/soccer standout Romano (Sun Valley) into Hall of Fame

Friday, 3rd July 2015

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 7/3/15
From Press Release

Cabrini College is proud to announce that it will add four members – including lacrosse and soccer standout Kelli Romano – to its Athletic Hall of Fame during an induction ceremony on Friday, October 16.

Kelli Romano

Kelli Romano

New members include Romano ’04, a Sun Valley grad; former women’s basketball student-athlete Erin Crawford Peterson ’02, former men’s cross country student-athlete John Donahue ’88, P’13, and former men’s tennis student-athlete Dan Dotsey ’99 will make up the Hall’s eighth induction class and will join the 30 current members.

The 2015 Hall of Fame Induction ceremony will take place in Nerney Field House at the Dixon Center.

“It will be a pleasure to commemorate the achievements of these four individuals this Fall,” Director of Athletics and Recreation Brad Koch commented upon making the announcement. “Their illustrious careers as student-athletes speak volumes to their dedication and commitment while wearing the Blue and White.

“We look forward to sharing this honor alongside their friends and families and adding to an esteemed group that makes up our Hall of Fame.”

Romano (2000-04) was one of the best women’s lacrosse players in the history of the program. The 2004 PAC Player of the Year closed her career with 334 total points and 125 assists, both tops in program history, while her 209 goals are second.

Romano also played four years on the Cabrini women’s soccer team, amassing 35 career points on 13 goals and nine assists. Romano is an assistant coach at Germantown Academy and has been the Pennsylvania High School assistant coach for the Brine National Lacrosse Classic’s Pennsylvania High School team for several years. On Thursday her PA Brine team won its first championship.

Erin Crawford Peterson (1998-2002) remains one of the most decorated players in program history. A four-time All-Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC) performer, Crawford was also named PAC, now known as the Colonial States Athletic Conference, and Eastern College Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year in 1999.

Crawford Peterson, who led the Cavaliers to the 1999 PAC title, remains second on the program’s all-time scoring list with 1,544 career points, while her 258 assists are good for eighth.

John Donahue (1983-87) was one of the cross country program’s first recruits for former head coach Tom O’Hora.

A four-time all-conference performer, Donahue led Cabrini to the 1984, 1985 and 1986 NAIA District 19 championships, as well as the 1986 Eastern States Athletic Conference (ESAC) title.

Dan Dotsey (1993-96, 1997-98) reached four consecutive PAC singles championships during his time in the Blue and White, earning the title in 1998. Dotsey also won PAC doubles titles in 1994, 1996 and 1998.

Dotsey, who amassed more than 100 PAC victories during his career, was named 1998 PAC Player of the Year before being named 1998 Athlete of the Year by the Loquitur.

Stay tuned to for more details on the Hall of Fame induction ceremony.



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