Friday, December 2, 2016

Club Sports Roundup

Hofstra Club Ice Hockey traveled to Parkwood, New York, on Saturday, November 11th to take on the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Despite a goal from Brandon Fauci, the Pride fell to Kings Point by a score of 4-1.

On Sunday, November 20th, Hofstra hosted Columbia University at the Northwell Health Ice Center at Eisenhower Park for Senior Night. The Pride honored seniors Giuseppe Chiaraville and David Craig for their hard work and dedication that they put towards the team over their four years with the Pride. The team also commemorated Joey Comunale, an alumni player who was killed on Saturday, November 12th. Columbia would score first but Hofstra answered quickly with a goal from Giuseppe Chiaraville to take the game into the second tied at one. Once again, in the second period, Columbia would score to take the lead, followed by a score from Hofstra’s Eli Vaillancourt, to even it at two heading into the third period. To start the third period, Nick Lewis would score on the power play for the Pride to take a 3-2 lead. Vincent Luna and Eli Vaillancourt would add two more goals for Hofstra to put Columbia away by a score of 5-2. The Pride improved their record to 3-7-1 on the season.

Hofstra Club Ice Hockey honored seniors David Craig and Giuseppe Chiaravalle at their game against Columbia University at the Northwell Health Ice Center on Sunday, November 20th. PC:@hoficehockey on Instagram

Hofstra Men’s Club Lacrosse traveled to Fairfield, Connecticut to take on the Stags of Fairfield University, on Saturday, November 19th. The Pride came out flat to start the game but rallied n the second half behind attackmen Martin Beer and midfielder Mike Benvenuti, who each tallied two goals. Goalie Hunter Reynolds helped keep the score from getting out of hand with a series of remarkable saves. Unfortunately, the Pride could not keep up with the Stags and fell to Fairfield by a score of 11-6.

Hofstra Women’s Club Rugby traveled to Seekonk, Massachusetts to participate in the Cinaci 7’s tournament on Sunday, November 20th. In their first game against Millersville University, the Pride were shutout, 15-0. In their second game against Northeastern University, the Pride won 29-0. The Pride eventually made it to the semifinal round before being eliminated.

On Saturday, November 26th, the team headed to Randall’s Island for the New York Seven’s Tournament. The team earned a strong 4th place finish, highlighted by an excited 19-15 victory over Ithaca College.

Hofstra Men's Club Ultimate hosted their home tournament weekend, on Saturday, November 19th and Sunday, November 20th. Captain Brian Kelly led the team through both days. In pool play, the team went 2-4. Ian Weimer had the highlight of the weekend with a rare Callahan, which is an interception in the end zone for an immediate score. In some very spirited games against our own alumni team, the Flying Dutchmen put up respectable performances full of great plays and solid teamwork.

Hofstra Club Baseball traveled to Boston, Massachusetts for a two game series against the Huskies of Northeastern University on Saturday, November 13th. In the first game, the Pride held a 4-3 lead until the 4th inning where Northeastern batted around and took a 10-4 lead that they would hold for the rest of the game. In game two, it was much of the same. The game was close to start, but the Huskies proved to be too much for the Pride. Hofstra fell to Northeastern by a score of 11-4.

Club Sports Student Athlete of the Week

Katie Tomasino-Club Equestrian-Sophomore-Finance-Port Washington, NY

During the fall season, Tomasino showed excellent progress competing in the Walk Trot Canter class. Beginning at the St. Joseph's College Home Show on Sunday, October 2nd she placed 1st in the beginner Walk Trot Canter class. At Hofstra's Home Show on Sunday, October 23rd, Tomasino finished 2nd in her Walk Trot Canter class. Her skills continued to improve as she took 1st in her Walk Trot Canter class at the horse show at the Thomas School of Horsemanship on Sunday, October 30th. Tomasino is a dedicated member of Hofstra Club Equestrian and will look to build on her strong season next semester.

Congratulations to Katie! 

Hofstra’s 28 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!  

Zachary Englis, Guest Blogger

Graduate Assistant, Recreation and Intramural Sports


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