Senior Outlooks for the Fall Season


Erica Nealon, Sports Editor


“Coming off two CSAC runner-up finishes is a great benchmark for this program but can be improved upon this year. We have great potential in the freshman class and with the guidance from the upperclassman, both on and off the field this will be a history making season for Marywood Men’s Soccer. I’m excited to enter CSAC competition with all pistons firing and bring home the title for the Pacers.” – Ryan Jones, Soccer

“This is my fourth year as a member of the womens soccer team and in my opinion this is the best group of girls we have had since I began playing for Marywood. We have a great group of dedicated hard working girls that are willing to give their all for their team. Although our record does not reflect it so far, I expect us to have a very successful season. I am looking forward to conference play and going out my senior year with a bang.” – Jessica Cosentino, Nutrition and Dietetics, Soccer


“Having only exhibition matches in the fall season provides our team with the opportunity to not only structure our line-up, but also to identify and strengthen our weaknesses before conference play begins in the spring. Personally I have spent much of the summer making sure I am in peak condition for this season, and I know most of my teammates have as well. As a team we recognize that being the three-time defending CSAC champions puts a big target on our back. With this in mind we are giving 100% at every practice and exhibition match, and we are determined to provide Marywood University with another championship.” – Frank Nicolosi,  Pre-med, Tennis

“This year, Marywood Women’s Tennis has a really strong group of girls; we’re all really tight both on and off the courts. The girls on the tennis team always seem to bond really closely and that just makes us an even bigger threat to the competition. We’ve started our season with a bang winning both of our matches so far and are looking forward to a very successful season. As we always say right before a match “Allez Wood!” which means, “Let’s go Wood!” – Lauren Fersch,  Elementary and Special Education, Tennis

Cross Country

“We’ve had a really great start to the season and we’re definitely still a strong team. Our goals for this season are high but we’ve all been working hard this summer and during the season. We’re confident in the direction we’re headed. We’re definitely looking forward to conferences as individuals and as a team to defend our title and put some of us on all conference teams. I’m really excited for this season and I can’t imagine a better group of girls to spend my senior season with.” – Kelsey Dunn, Speech Language Pathology, Cross Country

“While our numbers are small, I definitely believe we can repeat our runner up finish from last year. Our sophomore class is coming in strong after a great off season and should lead the charge for our team. We are all working hard and should have a lot of personal bests on the team with some fast courses in our schedule. Overall, the skies are looking pretty blue.” – Eric Sprenkle, Secondary History Education, Cross Country


“Although we are a small team, we have a lot of talent and a lot of heart. We have what it takes to win the championship and that’s what we are going to work for. So far, we have had a strong start to the season and we can only get stronger and improve even more from here! We have our awesome coach, Sharon Uliana, to thank for getting us to such a great start. I’m very happy to be a part of this team and I’m incredibly proud of the girls I get to spend my last season with!” – Jessica Swida, Interior Architecture and Design, Volleyball

Field Hockey

“This season is all about starting fresh. We have a new coach, Lindsey Hendricks, and we couldn’t be happier. She is all about leaving the past in the past and embarking on a whole new version of the Marywood Field Hockey Team. I’m really excited for the rest of our season. We have so much potential on the team and I can’t wait to see where we will be come mid-season. Our conference is very competitive and we are ready to accept the challenge of each new competitor. I believe we have the potential to do great things this season and I’m looking forward to them happening.” – Jamie Bowman, Family and Consumer Sciences Education, Field Hockey