4th Annual Women's Nicholas Colleluori Classic Announced

Hempstead, NY The HEADstrong Foundation in partnership with the Hofstra University women's lacrosse team is proud to announce the 4th Annual Women's Nicholas Colleluori Fall Lacrosse Classic on Sunday, September 30, 2012 at Hofstra.

This year, 11 collegiate women's lacrosse teams will travel to Hofstra University's Shuart Stadium to be a part of the event. With the HEADstrong Foundation strategically focusing efforts in women's lacrosse their hope is to inform, educate, inspire and rally lacrosse programs across the country to be part of this event and others like it in the future.

This year's line-up includes the following programs: Central Connecticu, LIU Post, Hofstra, Iona, La Salle, LIU Brooklyn, Manhattan, New York Athletic Club, Stony Brook, Cortland, and Villanova.

The impact of Nick Colleluori can still be felt on-campus at Hofstra University today. Although it's been six years since his untimely passing to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, his legacy lives on through an amazing effort presented annually by his alma mater.

Hofstra athletes, many who never knew or met Colleluori, are finding hope and inspiration in his fight by being part of the annual Nicholas Colleluori Women's Classic, an event hosted by Hofstra with proceeds benefitting the HEADstrong Foundation, the organization started by Colleluori in wake of his diagnosis. And while many new faces have joined the Hofstra athletic staff this year including Athletic Director Jeffrey Hathaway and new Head Coach Shannon Smith, Colleluori's legacy continues to motivate and fuel Hofstra's relentless drive to achieve excellence.

Inspired to make a difference in the lives of patients and families of blood cancer, in 2008, Hofstra created this event to remember their fallen teammate. Since its inception, the event has helped generate over $100,000 for the HEADstrong Foundation, strengthening the commitment to fighting blood cancers and improving the quality of life for patients and families dealing with the disease.


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