Friday, March 8, 2019

Club Sports Roundup


Club Roller Hockey earned a bid to play in the Eastern Collegiate Roller Hockey Association Regionals in Feasterville, Pennsylvania on Friday, March 1st and Saturday, March 2nd. The team went 1-2 on the weekend, posting a 7-0 victory St. Joseph’s College (NY), while dropping decisions to Yeshiva University (6-2) and Temple University (7-6 OT). Andrew Gagnon tallied 5 goals for the Pride on the weekend, including a hat trick in the win over St. Joseph’s. The team has earned a bid to the National Collegiate Roller Hockey Championship, which will take place from April 10-14 in Rochester, New York. 

Hofstra Club Roller Hockey will head to the NCRHA Championships in Rochester, New York beginning on Wednesday, April 10th.

Club Men’s Lacrosse traveled to Monmouth University on Sunday, March 3rd for games against Monmouth and Ramapo College. Robby Zacharias’ 5 goals led the team to a 15-0 blowout victory over Ramapo, as the defense put the clamps on the Roadrunners offensive attack. The next game against Monmouth was a much closer affair, with the Hofstra defense again performing strongly to lead the team to a 4-2 victory. The team will head upstate this weekend to take on the University of Albany. 

Club Running participated in the Harvard Running Club Invitational on Saturday, March 2nd. Ryan Connell was the best performer for the Pride, finishing 9th in the Men’s 800 meter with a time of 2:07.5. 

Ryan Connell was the standout performer for Hofstra Club Running as they competed in the Harvard Running Club Invitational on Saturday, March 2nd.
Club Climbing traveled to the Cliffs at Long Island City on Saturday, March 2nd for another successful climb. 30 members were in attendance, with some former alumni members joining in on the fun. The club will climb again on Saturday, March 9th at Brooklyn Boulders Gowanus.

Club Billiards visited Baldwin Billiards on Sunday, March 3rd for a match. Despite losing 7-6, Zach Cedar and Steven Jacobovitz were able to secure victories for the Pride in their matches.


CLUB SPORTS STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

Zack Lamberti-Men's Club Lacrosse-Graduate Student-Accounting-Kings Park, New York

Lamberti has been a brick wall in goal for the Pride this season, posting a 3.25 goals against average so far on the season. Lamberti also excelled this season as a member of the Club Ice Hockey team. 

UPCOMING EVENTS (click on the links for more information)
 
Saturday, March 09, 2019
Sunday, March 10, 2019
Friday, March 15, 2019
Saturday, March 30, 2019
Sunday, March 31, 2019
Shaun Fean

Associate Director, Campus Recreation

Kyle Novak

Graduate Assistant, Campus Recreation

Hofstra’s 26 Club Sports are always looking for new members and welcome all experience levels. If you would like to find out more information about joining one of our clubs, please visit hofstra.edu/recreation and click on the ‘Club Sports’ tab, or feel free to visit us at the Hofstra Fitness Center with any questions you may have!


Friday, March 1, 2019

Club Sports Roundup


Club Ice Hockey faced off against Stevens Institute of Technology at the Dix Hills Arena on Saturday, February 23rd in the first round of the MCHC playoffs. Despite trailing 3-0 heading into the final period, the Pride would not quit. Andrew Gagnon started the comeback with seven minutes left, quickly followed by Antonio Binotto who tallied another goal to make the score 3-2. With 40 seconds left in the game, Vinny Cacciatore scored the game-tying goal to send the game to overtime. Binotto would be the hero for Hofstra, cashing in again in overtime to give the Pride a 4-3 victory and send them to the championship game. 

Goalie Liam Hartenstein and game-winning goal scorer Antonio Binotto celebrate after the team's semifinal OT victory over Stevens Institute of Technology on Saturday, February 23rd.
On Sunday, February 24th, Hofstra took on top-seeded Fordham University at the Dix Hills Arena in the MCHC Championship. Again facing a late 3-2 deficit, Collin Ewald netted the game-tying goal to send the game into overtime. Hofstra was not as fortunate on this night, as Fordham prevailed 4-3 in OT. Despite the loss, it was a tremendously successful season for the club.  


Club Men’s Lacrosse hosted Sacred Heart University and New York University on Sunday, February 24th at Shuart Stadium. Despite holding a 5-2 lead in the second half, the Pride would ultimately fall to Sacred Heart by a score of 6-5 in overtime. Ryan Garry led Hofstra with 4 goals.

Hofstra would bounce back in a big way later in the day against NYU, posting a dominant 10-4 victory. Hofstra next travels to Monmouth University on Sunday, March 3rd for a round robin with Monmouth and Ramapo College.

Club Women’s Lacrosse hosted Quinnipiac University at Shuart Stadium on Saturday, February 23rd, falling by a score of 10-6. Zoe Szczotka scored 2 goals for the Pride, while Allison Shamir and Mikayla Ruthig each added a goal and an assist.

Women's Club Lacrosse rocked braids to support the HEADstrong Foundation for their game against Quinnipiac at Shuart Stadium on Saturday, February 23rd.
On Sunday, February 24th, the Pride traveled to Sacred Heart University to take on the Pioneers. Despite 4 more goals from Zoe Szczotka, Hofstra would drop a 10-7 decision. Maddie McDonagh, Mikayla Ruthig and Sabrina Michael-Duncan each scored a goal for the Pride. The Pride are back in action on Saturday, March 2nd at Stony Brook University. 


Club Billiards hosted a tournament in the Hofstra Game Room on Friday, February 22nd. The club had 8 members in attendance, two of which, Zaviel Young and Andrew Scimlimpaglia, faced off in the finals. Young won 4-3.

Club Billiards in action in the Hofstra Game Room on Friday, February 22nd.
On Sunday, February 24th, the club traveled to Baldwin Billiards for an APA League match. The team would drop a 9-4 decision despite wins from Zach Cedar and Zaviel Young.


Club Quidditch traveled to Rutgers University on Saturday, February 23rd for their first tournament of the spring. The highlight of the tournament was defeating the NYU Pigeons by a score of 210-20. 

Hofstra Club Quidditch enjoying some down time at their tournament at Rutgers University on Saturday, February 23rd.
Club Climbing climbed at Brooklyn Boulders on Saturday, February 23rd with 31 members in attendance. The club will next visit the Cliffs at Long Island City on Saturday, March 2nd

CLUB SPORTS STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

Erica Baker-Women's Club Lacrosse-Senior-Psychology-West Chicago, Illinois

Despite never having played lacrosse before coming to Hofstra, Baker has developed into a shutdown defender for the Pride, anchoring a strong Hofstra defense in two close losses this past weekend.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS (click on the links for more information)

Saturday, March 02, 2019
Sunday, March 03, 2019
Saturday, March 09, 2019
Saturday, March 30, 2019

Shaun Fean

Associate Director, Campus Recreation

Kyle Novak

Graduate Assistant, Campus Recreation

Hofstra’s 26 Club Sports are always looking for new members and welcome all experience levels. If you would like to find out more information about joining one of our clubs, please visit hofstra.edu/recreation and click on the ‘Club Sports’ tab, or feel free to visit us at the Hofstra Fitness Center with any questions you may have!