Cabrini's Hoeffner wrapping up amazing lacrosse career

Matt Leon
May 04, 2018 - 12:03 pm
Liz Hoeffner

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RADNOR, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- The Division III Cabrini University women's lacrosse team will host Marywood on Saturday in Radnor in the Colonial States Athletic Conference Tournament title game. 

Cabrini beat Neumann University in the semifinals 21-7 behind nine goals from senior attacker Liz Hoeffner. This was just the latest in a season full of big performances, which has allowed her to rack up 83 goals, setting a new program single-season record.

"It's been a really fun year," Hoeffner said.

Hoeffner is currently seventh in the nation in Division III in goals per game (5.19) and 18th in the country in points per game (6.19).

"It's my last year, and I kind of just want to leave it out on the field," she said. "So every time I step onto the field, I know that I want to try and score as much as possible, try to give any assists to my teammates, make everyone else look good, and just work really hard when I'm out there."

Hoeffner's college career actually started at Binghamton University. She played as a freshman and had some issues as a sophomore.

"I got hurt," she said. "My elbow was hurt, and I was kind of having a hard time figuring out the balance between academics and lacrosse. So I knew I kind of needed to take a step back and that's why I stopped playing."

She was still at Binghamton to start her junior year, but by then her family had moved to Malvern and she heard about Cabrini, which was only about 15 minutes away. The more she learned, the more she liked.

"I loved [head coach Jackie Neary]," she said. "I loved the team. I met everyone. I loved the small class sizes at Cabrini. I loved the way Jackie let everyone play with freedom. I just loved it here, and I knew that I wanted to come here."

So she transferred, and the move reignited her love of lacrosse. That was very, very good news for Cabrini. In her two seasons in Radnor, Hoeffner has scored an incredible 155 goals, and she thanks her coach for paving the way for her success.

"Jackie really gave me an opportunity to redo my athletic career in college and let me succeed, and I can't thank her enough for it," she says.

Hoeffner and Cabrini will take on Marywood in CSAC title game at noon on Saturday.

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