HEADstrong Announces Coach Schambach Memorial and Nick Colleluori Women’s Lacrosse Classics on 10/7

For Immediate Release       

Contact: Ed Morrone

Phone: 610-461-5987     

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The Nick Colleluori Women’s Lacrosse Classic will return to the campus of Hofstra University on Oct. 7.

HOLMES, Pa. — The HEADstrong Foundation will host its first two fall lacrosse events on Sunday, Oct. 7: The Coach Schambach Memorial Men’s Lacrosse Classic and the Nick Colleluori Women’s Lacrosse Classic. Since 2007, HEADstrong has presented a series of fall collegiate men’s and women’s lacrosse philanthropic events. Originating at Ridley High School, Colleluori’s alma mater, the series has expanded to nine events overall that are hosted regionally in conjunction with collegiate partnerships. The first weekend of October will be the first of three consecutive weekends during the month to feature multiple lacrosse events at multiple locations.

The inaugural Coach Schambach Memorial Men’s Classic will be held on the campus of DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa., featuring the following seven colleges: DeSales University, Dominican College, Marymount University, Drew University, Georgian Court University, Misericordia University and Arcadia University. The schedule for the day’s events is as follows:


WHEN: 9:30 a.m. — Georgian Court vs. Arcadia (Field 1); Misericordia vs. Drew (Field 2)

11 a.m. — Drew vs. DeSales (Field 1); Arcadia vs. Misericordia (Field 2)

12:30 p.m. — HEADstrong presentation

1:30 p.m. — Dominican vs. DeSales (Field 1); Marymount vs. Georgian Court (Field 2)

3 p.m. — Marymount vs. Dominican (Field 1)

WHERE: DeSales University: 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley, PA, 18034


“It’s unbelievable to witness the growth of our fall event series,” said Cheryl Colleluori, HEADstrong President and Nick’s mom. “In 2007, the inaugural Nick Colleluori Lacrosse Classic was held at Nick’s high school with just four teams. This year the series spans nine locations with 42 teams representing — it’s an amazing testament to our sport and the greatest tribute to a son that a parent could ask for!”

The Nick Colleluori Women’s Lacrosse Classic will also take place on Oct. 7 on the campus of Colleluori’s collegiate alma mater, Hofstra University, in Hempstead, N.Y. The event will feature host Hofstra, Georgetown University, Columbia University and the University at Albany. The schedule for the day’s games is:


WHEN: 8 a.m. — Hofstra vs. Georgetown

9:20 a.m. — Hofstra vs. Columbia

10:30 a.m. — Georgetown vs. Albany

11:50 a.m. — Columbia vs. Georgetown

1 p.m. — HEADstrong presentation

1:20 p.m. — Columbia vs. Albany

2:40 p.m. — Hofstra vs. Albany

WHERE: James M. Shuart Stadium, Hofstra University: 900 Fulton Avenue, Hempstead, NY, 11549


“Twelve years later, our founder, and my son Nicholas’ presence is still felt here at Hofstra,” Cheryl Colleluori said. “This university and this team meant the world to Nick and, as per his request, he was buried in his No. 27 jersey. Coach Seth Tierney, Coach Shannon Smith and the entire Hofstra community, thank you for not forgetting! The events here at Hofstra mean more than you will ever know.”

In lieu of admission to both events, a suggested donation of $5.00 per person will be asked at the gate helping advance the foundation’s mission of “Improving Lives Affected by Cancer.”

For more information on the HEADstrong Foundation, please visit headstrong.org and follow the foundation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @HEADstrongFnd.