Neill Makes Inspirational Comeback

Neill Makes Inspirational Comeback

From the CUA Office of Public Affairs

WASHINGTON - In late September 2013, the Catholic University's women's lacrosse team played a game during a tournament at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. The Cardinals were one of 11 college teams participating in the Fifth Annual Nicholas Collelouri Women's Classic. With the spring season months away, the lacrosse players take part in a fall tournament each year for fun and camaraderie. The stakes are not high.

But when CUA's Tori Neill, a junior from Voorhees, N.J., scored a goal early in the match, her teammates cheered like it was a championship game. On the sidelines, her coach and her mom were reduced to tears. And for a second, Neill paused to savor the moment as she realized she was back.

"It hit me that I hadn't scored a goal in over a year, since I was a freshman," says Neill. "It came right back to me. Suddenly I felt like a college student and a lacrosse player again, instead of someone who had cancer."

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Neill and the Cardinals sit at the top of the Landmark Conference standings with a perfect 4-0 record. They play host to No. 5 Gettysburg College tomorrow at 4:30 p.m. in Cardinal Stadium for the team's final non-conference game of the season.