Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Club Sports Roundup

Club Roller Hockey traveled to Corona, California to face-off against several west coast teams during the January intersession. The team posted a 2-2 record on the trip, notching wins over Long Beach State (5-1) and UCLA (10-4), while dropping games to Cal Poly Pomona (5-2) and the University of California (7-3). Andrew Gagnon led the team in scoring with 8 goals on the trip.

The team was next in action from Friday, February 8th through Sunday, February 10th at a tournament at Choice Inline in Sewell, New Jersey. The club posted a perfect 5-0 record, defeating Drexel University, Lock Haven University, University of Pittsburgh, James Madison University and Virginia Tech. Collin Ewald scored 13 goals throughout the weekend and was named the “First Star” of the game twice. 

Collin Ewald and Brandon Caccavale starred for the Pride during their tournament in Sewell, New Jersey from Friday, February 8th through Sunday, February 10th.

Club Ice Hockey returned to the ice for the first time in 2019 on Sunday, January 27th against the Merchant Marine Academy at King’s Point. In a game that was knotted at 3 after one period, the Pride exploded quick goals in the 2nd period on their way to a 6-4 victory. Andrew Gagnon and David Frattaroli each scored twice, while Joe Grice and Eli Vaillancourt each netted a goal. 

The team next hosted St. Thomas Aquinas on Friday, February 1st at the Northwell Health Ice Center. Despite falling behind 2-0 quickly, Hofstra fought back and ultimately won the game 7-4. David Frattaroli and Joe Grice each netted two goals, while Collin Ewald, Zack Lamberti and Vinny Cacciatore each tallied a goal each. 

On a quick turnaround, the team next traveled to the United States Merchant Marine Academy at King’s Point on Saturday, February 2nd. Zack Lamberti scored the first goal of the game for the Pride but ultimately King’s Point prevailed 3-2.

With a week to rest, the team hit the road to take on Columbia University on Saturday, February 9th. Hofstra jumped out to an early thanks to two goals by David Frattaroli, and a goal apiece by Antonio Binotto, Andrew Gagnon, and Chris Serio. Liam Hartenstein and Shane Griggs were solid in net as the Pride got back to their winning ways with a 5-1 victory. Hofstra returns to the ice for the final regular season game at Northwell Health Ice Center on Friday, February 15th against Columbia. 

Club Billiards won a close match by a score of 8-7 on Sunday, February 10th. Andrew Sciglimpaglia won his debut match, notching a shut-out.
Club Climbing hosted their first climb of the semester on Saturday, February 9th at The Cliffs in Long Island City. The climb had 40 participants and the highlight of the event was when two members engaged in harnessed tight rope walking. The next climb is on Friday, February 15th at the Gravity Vault in Melville, NY.  


Collin Ewald-Club Roller Hockey-Sophomore-Mechanical Engineering-Sayville, New York

Ewald scored a staggering 13 goals in 5 games to help lead Hofstra to a 5-0 record at their tournament in Sewell, New Jersey from February 8th-10th.

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!

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Cold Weather is HERE


What is frostbite and hypothermia?

They are cold-related emergencies that may quickly become life or limb threatening.  Frostbite is the freezing of a specific body part such as fingers, toes, the nose or earlobes.  Hypothermia is abnormally low body temperature caused by exposure to extremely cold temperatures.  When the body is exposed to very cold air or water it requires energy to produce heat.  When the body begins to lose heat faster than the body can produce it, the body’s energy stores will become depleted and body temperature falls.  Normal body temperature is around 98.6⁰F (37⁰C).  Hypothermia is when body temperature drops below 95⁰F (35⁰C).  Hypothermia can cause serious health problems and even death if not treated quickly.

Risk factors for Hypothermia
Anyone can get hypothermia after being in cold air or cold water for too long. 

Risk factors include:
  • Exhaustion. Your tolerance for cold diminishes when you are fatigued.
  • Alcohol and drug use. Alcohol dilates blood vessels which increases blood flow peripherally to the limbs, causing a sensation of warmth, however in reality, heat is more rapidly lost from the surface of the skin and results in lower core body temperature.  The shivering response is diminished in people who’ve been drinking alcohol, thus removing one of the ways the body combats exposure to the cold.  The use of alcohol or recreational drugs impairs judgement about the need to get inside or dress appropriately.  If a person is intoxicated and passes out in cold weather, they are likely to develop hypothermia.
  • Older age.  The body's ability to regulate temperature and to sense cold may lessen with age. Some older adults may not be able to communicate when they are cold or to move to a warm location if they do feel cold.         
  • Very young age. Children lose heat faster than adults do.  Children may not think about the cold if they are having fun.  They may not have the judgment to dress properly in cold weather or to get out of the cold when they should.
  • Mental health conditions.  People with a mental illness or other conditions that interfere with judgment may not dress appropriately for the weather or understand the risk of cold weather.
  • Certain medical conditions.  Some health disorders affect your body’s ability to regulate body temperature.  Examples include an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), poor nutrition or anorexia nervosa, diabetes, stroke, severe arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, trauma, and spinal cord injuries.
  • Medications.  Some medications can change the body’s ability to regulate its temperature.  Examples include certain antidepressants, antipsychotics, narcotic pain medications and sedatives.

Signs of hypothermia
  • Shivering (but if hypothermia becomes severe, the person might actually stop shivering)
  • Clumsiness
  • Trouble speaking clearly
  • Confusion
  • Feeling tired
  • Breathing faster than usual
  • Urinating more than usual
  • Because hypothermia can happen slowly and cause confusion, someone might not realize that they have it.

What to do if someone has signs of hypothermia?
  • Get medical care right away.  Call Public Safety or Call 911.  Waiting to get treatment could cause serious health problems or even death.
  • Move the person to a warmer place as soon as possible
  • Remove any wet clothing
  • Cover the person with blankets
  • Offer warm beverages if the person is able to drink

  • Stay warm in cold weather, avoid alcohol and recreational drugs, and…
  • Remember the advice that follows with the acronym COLD – cover, overexertion, layers, dry:
  • Cover. Wear a hat and scarf or other protective covering to prevent body heat from escaping from your head, face and neck. Cover your hands with mittens instead of gloves.
  • Overexertion. Avoid activities that would cause you to sweat a lot. The combination of wet clothing and cold weather can cause you to lose body heat more quickly.
  • Layers. Wear loose-fitting, layered, lightweight clothing. Outer clothing made of tightly woven, water-repellent material is best for wind protection. Wool, silk or polypropylene inner layers hold body heat better than cotton does.
  • Dry. Stay as dry as possible. Get out of wet clothing as soon as possible. Keep your head, hands and feet dry to retain heat

Friday, December 7, 2018

Club Sports Roundup

Club Ice Hockey took on MCHC rival Fordham University on Saturday, December 1st at the Northwell Health Ice Center at Eisenhower Park. Despite holding the lead for most of the game, Hofstra was unable to finish on top and dropped the game 6-5 in a shootout. Goals were scored by Zack Lamberti, Darren Schwartz, Matt McGuirk, and Andrew Gagnon, who netted two in the effort.

On Sunday, December 2nd, Hofstra celebrated their Senior Night against Stockton University back at the Northwell Health Ice Center. Despite dropping the contest by a score of 4-1, the team was able to honor their seniors by giving them one last shift together during the 3rd period. Antonio Binotto was the lone goal scorer for the Pride.

Hofstra Club Ice Hockey seniors and coaches gather on the ice for the final time on Sunday, December 2nd.

Club Climbing visited Brooklyn Boulders on Saturday, December 1st for a day of climbing. 23 
members attended the event, which was very successful.

Club eSports hosted their Game On! Tournament on Saturday, December 1st in the Student Center Multipurpose Room. The club participated in games of Pokémon Showdown, Super Smash Brothers, Mii Swordfighter, Dragon Ball FighterZ and WindJammers.


Antonio Binotto-Club Ice Hockey-Freshman-Marketing-Gibsonia, Pennsylvania

Binotto was all over the ice for Hofstra in their game against Stockton University, netting the team’s only goal in a 4-1 defeat.

UPCOMING EVENTS (click on the links for more information)

Saturday, December 08, 2018

This will be the last Club Sports Roundup for the semester. Thank you to all of you have read these posts and supported our tremendous club sport athletes. We can’t wait to get back to sharing all their accomplishments starting in February. Happy Holidays!

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!