RADNOR, Pa. (July 19, 2018)—The Cabrini Women’s Soccer team recently traveled to South Africa to compete in local matches against area soccer clubs and university and township teams.
The 10-day trip is the program’s fourth international trip in 10 years, having previously traveled to compete in Brazil, Germany and Italy, and Portugal.
During their visit to South Africa, the group—consisting of 23 current players, six alumni/former players, two parents, and staff—had the opportunity to connect with the people, history, and culture through service opportunities and excursions.
The Cavaliers ran a soccer day with local children in Dunoon Township through the SAVE Foundation, which helps to enrich, educate, and empower various township and settlement communities.
"Our journey to Cape Town, South Africa, was a life-changing adventure," said Kenneth Prothero, head coach for Cabrini's women's soccer team. "The memories we now keep of breaking down barriers, working with children in Dunoon Township, and playing soccer and forming bonds among the players made this a transformational experience."
To further their experience and team building, they also went diving with great white sharks, ziplined from local mountain peaks, tried new foods, took surfing lessons, and experienced African wildlife through safari tours.
About Cabrini University
Founded in 1957 by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Cabrini University is a Catholic institution that empowers students to become advocates of social change through an Education of the Heart, focusing on academic excellence, community engagement, and leadership development.
Cabrini enrolls approximately 1,650 undergraduates in more than 35 majors, pre-professional programs, concentrations, and minors on its serene 112-acre campus located 30 minutes from Philadelphia. The University also enrolls 800 students in graduate, doctoral, and professional studies programs at its main campus in Radnor, PA, and at five off-campus locations.