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Women’s Lacrosse Kicks Off Fall Tournaments with 7th Annual Nick Colleluori Women’s Classic

Sept. 25, 2014Hempstead, N.Y. –

Villanova lacrosse fans should mark their calendars at the end of the month, because on September 27 the Wildcats women’s lacrosse team will once again take to the pitch at the seventh annual Nick Colleluori Women’s Classic. The event helps support the fight against blood cancer and takes place at James M. Shuart Stadium from 8 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

The event will be hosted by the Hofstra Women’s Lacrosse program in conjunction with the HEADstrong Foundation.

The tournament will include 15 schools including Villanova. Those programs are: Hofstra, Stony Brook, Yale , La Salle, LIU Post, NYAC, HEADstrong, Iona, Wagner, UMass Lowell, LIU Brooklyn, Central Connecticut State, Siena and Adelphi.

All the teams will wear Laces for Lymphoma™ to show their support for the cause. Additionally, each team will be engaged in service by selling awareness t-shirts on their campuses to help contribute to the fundraising total.

A member from each team will be selected to be 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.

In addition to a great day of lacrosse, the HEADstrong Foundation™ will be on-site sharing their mission and selling awareness merchandise. There will be plenty of activities to keep fans and spectators entertained all day. All proceeds will directly support the HEADstrong Foundation™.

Nick Colleluori was a member of the Pride lacrosse team from 2004 to 2006 and graduated from Ridley High School (PA) in 2004. Nick may have lost his battle with blood cancer on November 28, 2006, but his vision has just begun.

The HEADstrong Foundation™ is dedicated to Nick’s life. He drew the logo as he was waiting to go into the operating room for a procedure. Because lacrosse was his passion and he can no longer carry the ball, his family and friends will carry the ball for him. Please join the HEADstrong Foundation’s effort to bring Nick’s vision to reality to promote cancer awareness, support research and help eliminate this disease.

HEADing efforts to improve quality of life for those affected by blood cancers and supporting those working to eliminate the diseases.

The HEADstrong Foundation is committed to being a resource for blood cancer patients and their families. Dedicated to assist them navigate the harrowing ordeal of cancer by sharing our experience, lending guidance and providing essential services with emphasis placed on sustaining and improving quality of life during the process.

To learn more about the HEADstrong Foundation™, please visit their website at:

Through the expansion of their efforts into women’s lacrosse, the HEADstrong Foundation™ seeks to empower players and teams across the country to join in its fight against cancer.

The fall schedule for the Wildcats will also include

October 4th– Monmouth PlayDay

October 19th– Philly 5 Showcase


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