HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - The third annual Nick Colleluori Women's Lacrosse Classic was held on September 24 at Hofstra University and the event was a success for the third straight year as it raised nearly $34,000 to help bring awareness for the HEADstrong Foundation and blood cancer research.

In its three years, the tournament at Hofstra has now raised over $105,000.  Plans are already in place to continue the event next year.

There were 13 teams in this year's event as Hofstra, Adelphi, Central Connecticut State, Connecticut, C.W. Post, Iona, Johns Hopkins, La Salle, Long Island, Monmouth, Vermont, New York Athletic Club and Team HEADstrong (Hofstra lacrosse alumnae) competed in the all-day tournament.

Highlighting the day was a speech prior to the Hofstra versus Johns Hopkins game by Cheryl Colleluori talking about the HEADstrong Foundation, her son Nick and what this event means to family.