Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 1/26/15
Attackman Nick Vass of Esperanza in Orange County, Calif., tore his ACL and sat out his freshman season last year at Cabrini College – but he did just sit and watch another championship season.
Vass, one of four Cavaliers that tore their ACL, spent his time in rehab well by filming the 2014 season – one in which Cabrini opened up ranked 6th in the nation. The Cavs had the best start in program history, going 11-0, and enjoyed its highest Division III ranking ever (No. 2 at one point).
The Cavs finished the season 17-2, losing to Salisbury University, which went on to play in the National Championship; and to the 2013 National Champion, Stevenson University, in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Holding opponents to under 30 shots and 8 goals a game, Cabrini was led by seven All-Americans and two Scholar All-Americans, including D3 Player of the Year Corey Elmer.
The Cavaliers continued their dominance of the CSAC in 2014, earning their 14th consecutive conference championship. The Cavs also made the program’s ninth consecutive appearance in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.