South Riding, VA (September 22, 2015) – Freedom High School’s Nicholas Cavalheri has committed to play lacrosse for Christopher Newport University beginning the 2016-2017 academic school year.
“Two days after I visited CNU to attend prospect day, Coach Boward called and offered me a spot that I gladly accepted, said Cavalheri. It’s really exciting knowing that I have somewhere to call home for my college years and that I get to play with other friends from the Northern Virginia area who have also committed to CNU.”
Christopher Newport University is located on a 260-acre campus in Newport News, Virginia. With more than 80 areas of study, from biology to business administration and political science to the performing arts, CNU offers a broad selection of paths to choose from for one’s educational journey. U.S. News and World Report lists CNU 18th among all regional universities in the South and 7th among public regional universities in the South.
“I really liked the school and knew the academics are very strong. The school had a perfect amount of students (around 5000), and they have the major I’m interested in pursing. It definitely helped that their lacrosse team is consistently ranked among the top 40 and Coach Boward, Thompson and Thomas all seemed like really cool guys.”
Cavalheri’s head lacrosse coach will be Todd Boward. Since taking over as Christopher Newport’s men’s lacrosse coach during the middle of the 2010 season, Boward has helped the Captains make steady improvements while establishing a new benchmark for success at CNU. In over four full seasons at the helm of the program, Boward stands as the team’s all-time winningest coach after compiling a 33-38 overall record. He also guided Christopher Newport to its first NCAA Tournament appearance in 2013 and the squad’s most historic victory in 2014.
In terms of Cavalheri’s first year expectations, “On the lacrosse field I’m hoping that we do well in our conference and make it to the NCAA tournament, in the classroom I hope to set a solid foundation with my academics.”
Nicholas starting playing lacosse in 6th grade with Dulles South. Over those 7 years, his fondest memories consist of the friends he’s made through lacrosse and the feeling of being part of a family. When asked who is most thankful for in supporting him along this path Nicholas shared, “Coach Danzenbaker and Coach Matt for teaching me discipline and how to truly work hard for my goals, and especially both of my parents, who came to every game and traveled with me to every off season tournament.”
Asked what advice would he give others on pursing their dream, Cavalheri shared, “Don’t ever think for a second that you are not good enough. Your goals may look like they are a long stretch away, but they may be right around the corner.”
Please join us in wishing Nicholas Cavalheri the very best in his success on the lacrosse field and in pursuit of a degree in computer science.
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