Former U of Delaware Standout Stoczko Takes The Reins Of HEADstrong Girls Program
Holmes, PA – The HEADstrong Lacrosse Club is proud to introduce former University of Delaware women’s lacrosse standout Amanda Stoczko as their new Pennsylvania Girls Program Director. Stoczko brings to the table a passion for winning and a resume of proven success. She is graduate of North Penn High School as well as University of Delaware where she was a four year starter on defense and captain of the Blue Hens during her senior year. Additionally, Stoczko has coached varsity girl’s lacrosse at Gwynedd Mercy High School and has also been involved with Coventry Youth Lacrosse over the years.
“First and foremost I want to express how honored and humbled I am to be leading the HEADstrong Girls Program. I am eager to return to the game and champion the great mission of the HEADstrong Foundation on the competitive girl’s side of the game.” says Stoczko
Under her direction, Stoczko hopes to give the club broader appeal while emphasizing the importance of giving back to others in the community.
“My goal is uphold the respect and integrity of the HEADstrong Foundation by taking hands on approach to fostering talent, mentoring student athletes and engaging families to create an overall amazing experience that people want to be part of.” says Stoczko
Stoczko plans to put the program on annual calendar, identifying a adding the element of offseason positional instruction, strength training and conditioning. These plans will be executed in preparation for HLCPA’s summer 2015 campaign.
“Our hope is to redefine what it means to be part of the HEADstrong Lacrosse Club and it starts with me. I am a devoted mother first, a competitor second and a mentor third who wants to provide the best experience for young and talented lacrosse players. I believe in surrounding our players with the most talented and supportive cast of coaches, while building relationships and collaborating with other competitive clubs in the market.” says Stoczko
This fall over 20 college women’s lacrosse programs will meet on the playing field to face-off against blood cancer in support of the HEADstrong Foundation™. Stoczko hopes to be able to rally support and endorsements from the collegiate women’s lacrosse community for the program.
“We hope that seeing women’s lacrosse programs like Albany, Delaware, Hofstra, Penn, Siena, Stony Brook, Towson and Yale embracing the HF mission will resonate with prospective athletes and inspire them to be involved with the HEADstrong Lacrosse Club.” says Stoczko
“We are very proud to welcome Amanda Stoczko to the HEADstrong family. She has embraced our mission from the start and we believe that she possesses the professionalism, experience and motivation to take our girls program to unprecedented heights. She is committed to the cause and to the game. She brings a resume of playing and coaching experience that we believe is an asset and she will properly lay the foundation for the club program to take flight.” says Michael Colleluori, HF VP and Nick’s Brother
For more information on the HEADstrong Lacrosse Club please visit www.HEADstronglaxpa.org.
The HEADstrong Lacrosse Club was established in 2006 by HEADstrong Founder, Nicholas Colleluori and HEADstrong Supporters with a vision of utilizing athletes to support the HEADstrong Foundation in its fight against cancer, specifically blood cancers. The Club has established itself as a preeminent lacrosse organization that has grown nationally and is committed to providing its players with an incredible and fun-filled learning experience.
Led by first-class directors and a dedicated staff comprised of both current and former professional athletes and collegiate lacrosse players who have played competitive lacrosse for the HEADstrong Lacrosse Club™. HEADstrong’s personalized approach to lacrosse instruction focuses on both individual and team development. HEADstrong believes heavily in preaching values and character development and has worked diligently to engrain this into their players. The hope of HEADstrong Lacrosse is to leave an everlasting impression, which helps to give a broader perspective on life not just the game of lacrosse.