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Hofstra to compete Saturday in 5th annual Nick Colleluori Classic at Ridley (PA)

Friday, 7th October 2011

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Events, Tournaments  

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 10/7/11

More than 7,000 people and perfect sunny weather are expected to greet 19 men’s lacrosse teams this weekend when the HEADstrong Foundation hosts the 5th annual Nick Colleluori Classic at Ridley High.

Nine teams – including Hofstra – will participate in the Division I day Saturday as action begins at 9:30 a.m. on the turf and grass fields. On Sunday, one Division I team and nine Division III squads will compete.

The event raises money and awareness for the HEADstrong Foundation’s fight against blood cancer in the name of Nick Colleluori, the Hofstra student-athlete who passed away five years ago after a 14-month bout with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

Once again, each team will have an honorary captain, a person that has dealt with blood cancer in some way.

The event has helped the HEADstrong Foundation raise more than $1 million dollars for blood cancer research and development. More than 120 volunteers will help run the tourney, which also features a bone marrow drive.

The schedule and admission prices are below.

HEADstrong President Cheryl Colleluori, Nick’s mother, will speak during the intermission presentation on both days at 2:10 p.m. Colleluori last weke introduced “Nick’s House,” a new headquarters for the Foundation and free home to families that travel to Philly while their loved one is being treated for blood cancer.

Cheryl Colleluori, known throughout the lacrosse world for her emotional speeches and desire to maintain Nick’s legacy, said, “I can’t believe it’s been five years.

“We want to share Nick’s story and raise awareness. I want to let everyone know what’s in my heart. I have said this before: Nick is my inspiration and the lacrosse community is our encouragement.”

See feature story on St. Joseph’s University first-year coach Taylor Wray and bis teams outlook as it prepares for the Classic.

5th Annual Nick Colleluori Classic Game Schedule


Single Day Admission will be $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for children (12) and under, and free for children under (5). A Two-Day Pass is available for $15.00 for adults, and $7.00 for children (12) years and under.

Division 1 schedule, Saturday, Oct. 8


9:30 am Michigan vs. St. Joseph’s – Cornell vs. Colgate
11:00 am Cornell vs. Mount St. Mary’s – Lehigh vs. Hofstra
12:30 pm Colgate vs. Marist – Towson vs. Michigan
2:10 pm HEADstrong Presentation
2:30 pm Hofstra vs. Cornell – St. Joseph’s vs. Mount St. Mary’s
4:00 pm Towson vs. Lehigh – Mount St. Mary’s vs. Marist

Division II & III schedule, Sunday, Oct. 9


9:30 am Neumann vs. Eastern – Chestnut Hill vs. Ursinus
11:00 am Stockton vs. Albright – Scranton vs. St. Mary’s
12:30 pm Ursinus vs. Marywood – Widener vs. Neumann
2:10 pm HEADstrong Presentation
2:30 pm St. Mary’s vs. Chestnut Hill – Eastern vs. Stockton
4:00 pm Widener vs. Scranton – Albright vs. Marywood



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