Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/28/12
From Press Release
La Salle and Villanova are among the field that will compete Sunday in the 4th annual Nick Colleluori Women’s Classic at Hofstra University.
This special fundraising event has seen over $100,000 for the HEADstrong Foundation since its inception in 2008 and now under the direction of Hofstra Women’s Coach Shannon Smith, plans to expand the event are already underway for the 2013 fall season.
This year’s 12-team line-up also includes the following programs:
Central Connecticut State University, CW Post, Hofstra University, Iona College, Long Island University, Manhattan College, New York Athletic Club, Stony Brook University and SUNY Cortland. In addition, the Hofstra Women’s Lacrosse Alumni will be participating as Team HEADstrong in memory of Nick Colleluori.
“First and foremost we welcome Coach Shannon Smith and Athletic Director Jeffrey Hathaway to our Hofstra/HEADstrong family,” said Cheryl Colleluori, HEADstrong President and Nick’s mother. “On behalf of the Colleluori family, we thank them for their commitment to remembering our son and brother Nicholas and we look forward to forging a wonderful relationship.
“This event stands as a memorial for those who have lost their battle, a chance to recognize those who are fighting and a celebration for survivors of blood cancers. Through the sport of lacrosse we have the ability to make a difference and improve the quality of life for these patients and their families.
“Hofstra University is our home away from home and the comfort that we feel when we are back at school is the same comfort that we provide the patients and their families at Nick’s House. We are sincerely grateful to Hofstra University Athletics for continuing traditions, remembering our Nick and being inspired to make a difference.”
4th annual Nick Colleluori Women’s Classic, Sunday at Hofstra
Time Field 1 (Turf) Field 2 Field 3
9:00AM Hofstra vs. Iona Stony Brook vs. CW Post Cortland vs. La Salle
9:50AM HEADstrong vs. NYAC Stony Brook vs. Villanova CCSU vs. Manhattan
10:40AM Hofstra vs. La Salle Long Island University vs. Iona CW Post vs. Cortland
11:30AM HEADstrong vs. Villanova Stony Brook vs. CCSU Manhattan vs. NYAC
12:20PM HEADstrong Presentation HEADstrong Presentation HEADstrong Presentation
1:00PM Hofstra vs. CCSU Stony Brook vs. La Salle CW Post vs. Villanova
1:50PM HEADstrong vs. Manhattan Iona vs. NYAC Long Island University vs. Cortland
2:40PM Hofstra vs. Villanova CW Post vs. La Salle CCSU vs. NYAC
3:25PM Hofstra vs. Cortland HEADstrong vs. Iona Long Island University vs. Manhattan