Looking forward to the arrival on campus of the new men’s basketball coach, Ryan Smith reflected the anticipation of the entire Mount Aloysius College campus. “Coach Will Cabrera will bring fresh ideas and enthusiastic energy to the Mountie’s basketball program,” said Smith. “He will continue to encourage our student-athletes to live the Mercy values and to apply as much effort in the classroom and for the good of their community as they no doubt will on the court. We are proud to welcome Guillermo Cabrera to Mount Aloysius College.”
Prior to the Mount Aloysius Head Coach post, Mr. Cabrera was assistant men’s basketball coach and recruiting coordinator at Lebanon Valley College, Lebanon, Pa. Coach Cabrera’s coaching and recruitment efforts helped the Lebanon Valley team to make the post-season Eastern College Athletic Conference Tournament. Cabrera was head basketball coach at Impact Preparatory located in York, Pa., Hershey Christian and served as assistant coach at both Mansfield University, Mansfield, Pa., and Messiah College, Mechanicsburg, Pa.
A native of Bolivia, Coach Cabrera spent several summers helping coach the Bolivian Men’s National Basketball Team.
At Mount Aloysius College coaches are urged to stress academics and community service in addition to athletic performance. During the last academic year Mount Aloysius student-athletes won recognition from the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) and the NCAA Division III for outstanding achievement on the field, in the community and in the classroom.
Mount Aloysius College Aloysius College offers student-athletes 14 NCAA Division III sports including men’s and women’s basketball, cross-country, golf, tennis, and soccer; in addition to baseball, softball, women’s bowling and volley.
Mount Aloysius College was recently named one of 100 Best Value College’s in the US. They are also a College of Distinction, A Pennsylvania College of Distinction and three separate academic areas of Mount Aloysius—Business, Education and Nursing—have also earned College of Distinction status. Mount Aloysius was named one of four colleges deemed “an engine of opportunity” in a White House Report. Their Nursing Division is ranked sixth in Pennsylvania for NCLEX pass rates among nursing programs that test more than 85 students annually.