Men's Lacrosse to Participate in Nick Colleluori Classic on Saturday
The Mount St. Mary's men's lacrosse team heads to the 5th Annual Nick Colleluori Classic hosted by the HEADstrong Foundation on Saturday.
The Nick Colleluori Classic features nine NCAA Division I teams, including the Mount, Colgate, Cornell, Hofstra, Lehigh, Marist, St. Joseph's, Towson and Michigan and will be held at Ridley High School in Folsom, Pa, on Saturday, October 8.
The Mount opens with a game against Cornell at 11:00 a.m. on the Stadium Turf Field. Mount St. Mary's then faces Saint Joseph's at 2:30 p.m. on the grass field and Marist at 4:00 p.m. on the grass field.
Every year, to honor Nicholas "Head" Colleluori, and those affected by blood cancer, the HEADstrong Foundation hosts "The Nick Colleluori Lacrosse Classic", which has become the premier Men's Collegiate Fall Ball Lacrosse Tournament. With help from the college lacrosse teams, and the lacrosse community, the HEADstrong Foundation continues to build a "Team of Champions" to combat blood cancer. Each participating team sells HEADstrong T-Shirts on their campus, to raise funds & awareness of this disease. All proceeds go toward Blood Cancer Research & Family Assistance. The HEADstrong Foundation would like to thank all of the College Lacrosse Teams for their support of this great cause.
In just (4) years, The Nick Colleluori Lacrosse Classic has raised approximately $650,000 for Blood Cancer Research & Family Assistance, as we continue The HEADstrong Foundation Mission to eliminate blood cancers.
To drive home the HEADstrong Mission, and to allow each team to experience the importance of their hard work, each team will be assigned a "HEADstrong Honorary Captain" – someone currently dealing with blood cancer. The Honorary Captains will be part of the teams for the day, and will serve to inspire them, with their Relentless Courage.
The Mount won the inaugural Northeast Conference Championship last year, finishing the season with a 9-6 record. The Mountaineers open the 2012 season at Delaware on February 25 before hosting defending national champion Virginia for the home opener on February 28.