Hempstead, NY – The Hofstra Men’s Lacrosse team will compete in three scrimmages this fall, Pride Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach Seth Tierney
Hofstra will play two scrimmages at the HEADstrong Foundation’s seventh annual Nicholas Colleluori Fall Men's Classic on October 5 in Folsom, PA, and will host a touring team from Tokyo, Japan’s Keio University on Friday, October 11 at James M. Shuart Stadium.
The Pride will make their seventh appearance in the Nicholas Colleluori Classic next month. The two-day event will take place at Ridley High School in Folsom, PA on Saturday, October 5 with Division I scrimmages, and on Sunday, October 6, 2013 for Division II and III scrimmages. In addition to Hofstra, the Division I line-up includes Binghamton, Lafayette, Monmouth, Saint Joseph's, VMI and Villanova. Each team will play two games. The Pride will face Binghamton at 2:30 p.m. and Villanova at 6 p.m. on October 5. Selected games will be streamed live with commentary, compliments of Access Lacrosse.
The Nicholas Colleluori Classic has become a fall tradition in the sport of lacrosse. The NCC is dedicated to remembering the life and legacy of former Hofstra lacrosse player and HEADstrong founder Nicholas "HEAD" Colleluori while promoting the importance of community, brotherhood and sportsmanship within the game. This milestone event has helped raise over $1,100,000 allowing the HEADstrong Foundation to strengthen their commitment to improving the quality of life for those affected by cancer.
The NCC combines the elements of a non-traditional collegiate lacrosse tournament with a fall festival. There will be a vendor village showcasing the latest in lacrosse gear, interactive displays and promotional swag from many companies. Teams will wear Laces for Lymphoma™ to show their support for the cause. Additionally, each team will be engaged in service, selling awareness t-shirts on their campuses to help contribute to the fundraising total.
On game day, teams are led by an honorary captain who is either a survivor or a patient of cancer. In addition, the Colleluori family delivers a heartfelt address to all of the participants and attendees during the HEADstrong Ceremony. During the ceremony a member from each team will be selected as the recipient of the Nicholas Colleluori Award, which is presented annually to a player from each participating team whose contributions both on and off the field are transforming the landscape of their represented program. For more information on the HEADstrong Foundation's fall event schedule go to www.HEADstrong.org.
In June, 2012, the Pride played a team from Keio University during their eight-day visit to Tokyo for the Japan Friendship Games. The Keio team will play seven college teams during their eight-day visit which tentatively begins on October 7. Keio has a proud history as Japan's very first private institution of higher learning, which dates back to the formation of a school for Dutch studies in 1858 in Edo, now present-day Tokyo. Game time for the Hofstra scrimmage is 7 p.m.