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Collegiate Scholar-Athlete: Cabrini’s Reimer has priorities straight

Tuesday, 28th April 2009

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By Adam C. Warner, Posted 4/28/09

Scott Reimer fully understands that in order to be successful both on and off the lacrosse field, it’s pertinent to set priorities.

After all, with a 3.57 cumulative GPA, the Cabrini senior and Human Resource Management major was recently named to the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) Honor Roll. Even with the distractions and commitments that come with being a collegiate lacrosse player, Reimer has still found a way to excel through it all.

“It’s about managing your time well,” said Reimer, the Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer & Brecher Collegiate Scholar-Athlete of the Week. “Lacrosse is a lot of work and takes up a lot of time, but like [head] coach [Steve Colfer] always says, school is No. 1. You have to prioritize that.”

Once he earns his degree this spring, Reimer will shift his focus towards a career in human resources. The senior from Downingtown West has already begun searching for insurance and marketing jobs and recently wrapped up an internship with the U.S. Liability Insurance Group, based in Wayne, PA.

“I became interested in my freshman year and really enjoyed my business classes,” Reimer said. “I was learning a lot and the material appealed to me. I’m looking to see where I go from here.”

The Cabrini attacker is also hoping to keep lacrosse in his future, whether it’s as a player or coach. As one of the top players in Division III, Reimer is certainly on the radar of Major League Lacrosse and National Lacrosse League (MLL) scouts. Just last season, three Division III players were selected in the MLL draft.

Reimer isn’t banking on anything, but after a stellar career and unprecedented senior campaign, he certainly hopes to hear his name called on draft day.

“I would love to continue to play if that’s possible,” Reimer said. “I will certainly look into the upcoming drafts and hope something happens.”

Coaching also appears to be in Reimer’s veins. He has previously worked with the Lionville Youth Association and West Bradford Youth Association and wants to use that experience merged with his unique game knowledge towards a coaching position in the years to come, no matter what level.

Meanwhile, on the field, Reimer also excels in part because of his discipline and focus, trademarks of a leader and a coach. The standout tries to keep things in perspective at all times and works towards a common goal with his teammates. His work ethic is also strong and has been a major factor to why he is considered one of the greatest lacrosse players in Cabrini history.

Reimer is Cabrini’s all-time leader in goals (216) and most recently moved into the top spot as the Cavaliers’ career points leader. Reimer’s first goal in Saturday’s 23-4 win over Marywood allowed him to surpass Tom Lemieux’s previous all-time high of 233 points. He currently has 52 goals and five assists through 15 games this season for the 14th-ranked Cavaliers.

“I credit my teammates and the coaching staff,” Reimer said. “It’s been 95 percent of my teammates – all the guys around me. My coaches have mentored me and prepared me in practices, too.”

Behind Reimer, Cabrini has steadily improved since his arrival on campus four years ago. And this year, the Cavaliers are arguably stocked with the most talent they have ever had. With a roster that includes 16 seniors, a balanced lineup that includes 10 players with 10 points or more and the record-breaking stalwart Reimer at his peak, it’s safe to say the bar is raised high.

So far this season, the Cavaliers have accumulated a 12-3 overall record and their ninth straight undefeated Colonial States Athletic Conference (formerly Pennsylvania Athletic Conference) regular season. Cabrini has won 86 straight games against CSAC opponents, which includes postseason play.

The Cavaliers will look to lock up another postseason berth this week with the CSAC Tournament getting underway Wednesday. The Cavs host Gwynedd-Mercy College in the semifinals at 6 p.m. The championship game is set for May 2.

All the while, Reimer has set priorities when it comes to the 2009 lacrosse season. If the senior’s aspirations come to fruition, the senior and his teammates will be lifting up a championship trophy at the end of the season.

“Of all my years here, this is the year we can win it all,” Reimer said. “We have tons of seniors and great leadership. We can go far. Being in Boston and winning the championship, that’s the dream ending right there.”

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