Friday, April 20, 2018

Club Sports Roundup


Club Men's Lacrosse traveled to West Chester, Pennsylvania on Sunday, April 15th to take on West Chester University and Penn State University.  In the first game, Hofstra took down the reigning Division 2 champion, West Chester University, in a close game 9-8. Hofstra then played Penn State and ultimately lost by a score of 12-5.


The Pride next took on the Fordham University Rams under the lights at Shuart Stadium on Wednesday, April 18th. Despite a 10-5 deficit late in the second half, the Pride battled back and Mike Benvenuti was able to tie the game at 11 with 6 seconds left to play. The game headed to overtime, where Evan Vecchia was the hero for the Pride as he netted the game winning goal to give the Pride the 12-11 victory. With the win, Hofstra claimed the New York Metro Conference title and is headed to the playoffs. The team returns to action this Sunday, April 22nd in the 2nd Annual Joe Ferriso Classic against Temple and Quinnipiac at 12pm.


Club Men's Rugby traveled to Montclair State University on Sunday, April 15th for a tournament hosted by the Red Hawks. Despite dropping their first 2 matches to Marist College (19-5) and Rutgers University (17-5), the Pride were able to stave off elimination with a 10-5 win over Montclair State University. In bracket play, the Pride once again played Marist and in a much closer match, Hofstra came up just short, losing 21-17.  This forced Hofstra into a third-place battle against Rutgers University B-team.  Hofstra won 22-12 and placed 3rd overall in the tournament.


Club Quidditch competed at the Quidditch World Cup in Round Rock, Texas on Saturday, April 14th and Sunday, April 15th. The Pride fared well against the competition and came in 37th place out of 88 teams across the United States. Robbie Levinson was the star of the weekend for Hofstra, tallying three snitch catches.

Hofstra Club Quidditch traveled to Texas this past weekend to compete in Quidditch World Cup.  Saturday, April 14th, PC: @HofstraQuidditch via Instagram.
Club Men's Ultimate Frisbee competed in their sectionals at Stony Brook University on Saturday, April 14th and Sunday, April 15th. Despite an impressive 10-9 win over Princeton University, Hofstra dropped close contests against Rutgers University, Stony Brook University, NYU, Columbia University, and Rowan University and did not qualify for regionals.


Club Women's Ultimate Frisbee also competed in their sectionals at Stony Brook University on Saturday, April 14th and Sunday, April 15th. Hofstra was able to manage victories over Columbia University’s B squad and Rowan University, but also fell short of qualifying for regional competition.


Club Women's Rugby traveled to Portsmouth, Rhode Island on Saturday, April 14th and Sunday, April 15th to compete in the Beast of the East 15's tournament. The Pride fell to the University of New Haven 31-0 and Colby College 50-0.

Hofstra Club Women's Rugby meet as a team prior to competing in the Beast of the East Tournament. Saturday, April 14th, PC @jazrugby via Instagram.
Club Women's Soccer competed against Fordham University in the Bronx, New York on Saturday, April 14th. The Pride fell to the Rams by a score of 6-0.

Hofstra Club Women's Soccer competed at Fordham University on Saturday, April 14th, PC: @HUWomensClubSoccer via Instagram.
Club Baseball traveled to Newark, Delaware on Saturday, April 14th and Sunday, April 15th to take on Delaware University in a three-game set. The Pride fell in all three games by scores of 10-6, 21-4 and 13-12.


Club Softball played the University of Massachusetts and the University of Connecticut on Saturday, April 14th and Sunday, April 15th. The Pride took two out of three from UMass before being swept by UConn.


Club Rock Climbing held their weekly climb at The Cliffs at Long Island City in Long Island City, New York on Saturday, April 14th.


CLUB SPORTS STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK


Evan Vecchia-Club Men's Lacrosse-Sophomore-Economics-Summit, NJ


Evan has demonstrated great patience and maturity on and off the field this year for the Pride. In Wednesday’s contest against Fordham, Vecchia netted the game winning overtime goal to give Hofstra a 13-12 victory and secure a New York Metro Conference title and playoff berth for the Pride.



UPCOMING EVENTS


Friday, April 20th 

Club Billiards-Hofstra Student Tournament, Game Room, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY-5:00pm

Saturday, April 21st

Club Baseball vs. Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Club Women's Soccer vs. Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Club Women's Rugby-Gohring Tournament, Intramural Rugby Field, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY – 11:00am
Club Rock Climbing-Weekly Climb, Brooklyn Boulders, Queensbridge, NY – 9:45am
Club Men's Rugby at Kutztown University Tournament, Kutztown, Pennsylvania – 1:00pm

Sunday, April 22nd 

Club Baseball vs. Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Club Women's Rugby at Tri-State 7s Tournament, Fairfield, Connecticut
Club Men's Lacrosse-2nd Annual Joe Ferriso Tournament vs Temple University & Quinnipiac University, Shuart Stadium, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY – 11:00am
Club Billiards-Weekly Match, TBA – 7:00pm



Shaun Fean


Associate Director, Campus Recreation


Zachary Englis


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!