Hempstead, NY - The first-ever Nick Colleluori Women's Lacrosse Classic was held this past Saturday (September 26) at Hofstra University and the event was a resounding success as it raised $32,000 to help bring awareness for the HEADstrong Foundation and blood cancer research.

"We are very honored to have hosted the first-ever Nick Colleluori Women's Lacrosse Classic," commented Head Women's Lacrosse Coach Abby Morgan. "Nick meant a lot to so many people and we hope that the $32,000 we helped raise during the event will assist in the fight against this dreaded disease."

The event included 12 teams: Hofstra, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Albany, Bentley, Adelphi, C.W. Post, Stonehill, Long Island, Iona and a pair of post-collegiate teams (New York Athletic Club and Team 27 - a team comprised of Hofstra alumnae usually known as the Long Island Lady
Lizards) and each squad played four games during the day. The games were spread out over three fields, including on the main turf at James M. Shuart Stadium.

Highlighting the day was a speech prior to the Hofstra versus Massachusetts by Cheryl Colleluori talking about the HEADstrong Foundation, her son Nick and the first-ever event of its kind on the women's side.