Monday, March 14, 2016

Club Sports Roundup

Hofstra Quidditch Club hosted the spring opener of the Big Apple Quidditch Conference on Saturday, March 5th, hosting Macaulay Honors College, Philadelphia Honey Badgers, Rutgers University, and Stony Brook University. The Flying Dutchmen had narrow losses to Philadelphia and Rutgers, but beat Long Island rivals Stony Brook 100-20, and Macaulay 120-110 in an exciting overtime victory. The Flying Dutchmen are currently preparing for the Knights Cup on Sunday, March 20th, which will take place at Rutgers University and includes 16 of the best teams from the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.

Hofstra Equestrian Club added another competitive and successful day to their spring diary, this week traveling to Leonia, New Jersey for their show on Sunday, March 6th. Julissa Hoogeveen kept up her consistency, with great performances in both her Open Fences and Open Flat classes, earning her 4th place. Kiersten Berwick had a fantastic ride in Intermediate Flat winning a second place ribbon, and added a respectable 5th place ribbon following her ride in Intermediate Fences. Maria Sorrentino had a brilliant day with a second place finish in Intermediate Flat and a first in Novice Fences. Katie Milford wrapped up a great day with a 4th place in Advanced Walk Trot Canter, and Maria Sorrentino was named Reserve High Point Rider of the entire show – a truly impressive accolade.
Maria Sorrentino shows off her 1st and 2nd place ribbons at the Hofstra Equestrian team's show in Leonia, New Jersey.
Hofstra Women’s Club Lacrosse had an exciting round robin tournament on Sunday, March 5th, inviting Quinnipiac and NYU to play at Shuart Stadium. First up for the Pride was Quinnipiac, a team who recently joined the conference and were clearly eager to impress on their debut; at the conclusion of an intense battle, the visitors managed to clinch an 8-6 victory. The Hofstra women were quick to make amends for their loss, beating NYU 8-7 in an overtime thriller.
Hofstra Women's Club Lacrosse team celebrates after their thrilling 8-7 win over NYU.
Hofstra Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Club were at the University Delaware for the weekend of March 5th-6th, competing in six games and coming away with a 3-3 record. The Pride earned victories over Towson, West Virginia, and Lehigh, while falling short to UConn, Maryland, and Vermont. Highlights of the tournament included some excellent offense by senior, Madison Scheffer, and sophomore, Emily Meredith, while Kellie O’Brien and Miranda Pasquarella provided solid defense.  

Hofstra Running Club sent 11 athletes to compete at the New York Road Runner Night at the Races 4 on Friday, March 4th, which took place at the NYC Armory New Balance Track and Field Center. Ryan Connell achieved a 4:59.24 one mile run, and Zachary Englis managed a 5:46.39 one mile run, placing them 49th and 79th out of 110 participants. The Pride finished 13th out of 17 in the mixed relay, with a team comprised of: Ryan Connel, Eric Monsurez, Peter Soucy, Brittany Davis, Ally Geiger, Adel Elkosh, Rebecca Torvic, Holly Johnston, Teale Armknecht, and Tammy Karikal. The club will next compete on Saturday, March 19th at St. John’s University.

Hofstra Running Club strikes a pose at the world famous NYC Armory.
Hofstra Men’s Rugby Club kicked off their spring season on Saturday, March 5th with an away game at William Paterson University. With a string of injuries to key starters, the Pride put up a valiant fight, but ultimately suffered a 31-21 defeat. 

Hofstra Rock Climbing Club enjoyed two successful visits to The Cliffs at Long Island City on February 27th and March 5th, with all 28 climbers are seeing individual improvement as the weeks go on.
Hofstra’s 27 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 and click on the ‘Club Sports’ tab, or feel free to visit us at the Hofstra Fitness Center with any questions you may have!

Ruby Staplehurst, Guest Blogger
Graduate Assistant, Recreation and Intramural Sports


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