Friday, February 17, 2017

Club Sports Roundup

On Tuesday, February, 7th, the Tri-State Rugby Conference named four Hofstra University Men’s and Women’s Club Rugby players to their All-Conference Team.

Congratulations to Josh Beck, Tayab Kirmani, Leah Bodh, and Gabby Johns!

Hofstra Club Ice Hockey hosted the undefeated Fordham Rams on Saturday, February 4th at Northwell Health Ice Center.  In the first period, Fordham jumped out to an early 2-0 lead. Andrew Gagnon put the Pride on the board with nineteen seconds left in the first to cut the lead 2-1. Hofstra would begin the second period much stronger. They quickly scored two goals to take a 3-2 lead; both scored by Elijah Vaillancourt.  By the end of the second period, Fordham would answer with two goals of their own taking a 4-3 lead into the third period. With heavy offensive pressure by the Rams, they would add another three goals while the Pride fell silent. Fordham beat Hofstra by a score of 7-3.
On Friday, February 10th, the Pride traveled to Newark, New Jersey to take on Stevens Institute of Technology for the last game of the season at the AmeriHealth Pavilion at the Prudential Center; home of the New Jersey Devils. Brandon Fauci scored two goals in the first period to give the Pride an early 2-0 lead. Hofstra wouldn't score in the second period, but only allowed one goal to head into the third period up 2-1. Halfway through the final period, Stevens would score to tie the game. Andrew Gagnon would quickly respond for the Pride, which would then be answered by Stevens to knot the game at three goals a piece forcing the game into overtime. Just a minute into overtime, Stevens would score the game winner to defeat the Pride.

Hofstra finished the 2016-2017 regular season with a record of 3-9-2.
Club Sports Student-Athlete of the Week

Kevin Maldjian-Club Surf-Sophomore-Computer Science-Manasquan, NJ
Kevin is an excellent surfer and has served as a great teacher to the more inexperienced club members. He is happy to answer everyone’s questions about surfing and every time he paddles out, he catches every wave he can and does it with ease. Congratulations to Kevin! 

Upcoming Events
Friday, February 17th- D1 Roller Hockey vs. West Chester University, Skate Safe America, Bethpage, NY-8:00pm (Facebook Live Stream @Hofstra Recreation)
Saturday, February 18th- D1 Roller Hockey vs. Robert Morris University, Skate Safe America, Bethpage, NY-9:00am
Saturday, February 18th- D3 Roller Hockey vs. Neumann University, Skate Safe America, Bethpage, NY-12:00pm and 4:00pm
Saturday, February 18th- D1 Roller Hockey vs. Neumann University, Skate Safe America, Bethpage, NY-8:00pm
Sunday, February 19th-Ice Hockey vs. St. Thomas Aquinas College, Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY-1:00pm
Saturday, February 25th- Quidditch Tournament, Hofstra Intramural Fields, Hempstead, NY-10:00am
Saturday, February 25th- Men’s Lacrosse vs. Monmouth University and Sacred Heart University, Shuart Stadium, Hempstead, NY-12:00pm
Saturday, February 25th- Running at Harvard University College Running Club Indoor Invitational, Gordon Indoor Track, Cambridge, MA-1:00pm
Sunday, February 26th- Women’s Lacrosse vs. Central Connecticut State University, Shuart Stadium, Hempstead, NY-1:00pm

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

Friday, February 10, 2017

Greek Life at Hofstra

As the new semester begins we think of bettering ourselves and getting more involved. Whether it be to join a new club on campus, get more involved in the community or to challenge ourselves to be more scholarly. What would you say if you could join a lifetime organization that offered you the chance to challenge yourself to get more involved in all aspects of your college career? Well just one of the many options on campus is to join Hofstra Fraternity and Sorority Life.

We see in our community how fraternity and sorority members strive to continually challenge themselves and their members to be better. Whether it be pushing their brother and sisters to get that A on a test, or to join them on a Saturday afternoon to give back to the community through Snow Angels, Shake A Rake, or other local service opportunity joining a Greek-letter organization allows you to develop as a student leader while building bonds that will last a lifetime. As the recruitment season starts, we asked the leaders of the Greek community to share their experiences with you.

Nikki Lilly
President of the Panhellenic Council

“Sisterhood to me is always having people there for you to support you in whatever journey you want to take on. Sisterhood is always having a shoulder to cry on or an ear to listen to you. Sisterhood is having people who you feel completely comfortable around and are able to be you true self. Sisters are there to push you to be the best you possible. Joining a Panhellenic sorority is the gateway to having all of these things and so much more. You are not just joining your own organization but you are joining a community of strong, empowered women who are going to be there for you not only throughout your time at Hofstra but for the rest of your life.”

Shawn Hamel
President of the Inter-fraternal Council

“Brotherhood is having a group of people that, even though you may have different opinions or outlooks, will still be there for you in your time of need. Being a part of a fraternity has taught me so much about being myself, both in my own organization and on the larger scale of IFC.”

Anibel Vargas
Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. Fall ‘15

"Being a member and Founding Sister #1 of the Zeta Nu Chapter de Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. is an experience that I will forever hold dear to my heart. When I first became interested in my organization, I had no idea the impact it would have on my life professionally, socially, and so on. LTA is rich in history, being that it is the first and largest Latina sorority in the nation. We have a tradition of saluting, which I extremely enjoy because it shows the passion that our members have for our organization. Being part of a Latina organization on Hofstra's campus is a unique experience. We are currently the only Latina sorority on campus, thus, we have the great opportunity to share our history and help impact the campus community in a way that's different than the other organizations on campus. Part of our mission is to "Promote unity through charitable and educational programs. Maintain a higher standard of learning and serve as a voice for all students." Additionally, the fact that we are different helps bring us together with the other sororities and fraternities on campus because we come together to help our campus community through our differences. Being a member of LTA fills me with immense joy and pride."

Matt Benemerito
President of the InterFraternity and Sorority Council

"Going Greek is a remarkable opportunity to grow as an individual and team-member, give back to different communities and noble causes, and the chance to build upon many skills like networking and leadership."

If you are interested in learning more about Greek Life and what it can offer you please contact the Fraternity and Sorority Life Staff at

Panhellenic Recruitment begins on February 10th at 7:30 PM in MPR West. InterFraternity Council Open House is Saturday, February 11th from 11:00-12:30 in Breslin.

Multicultural Fraternity and Sorority Council Open House is February 10th at 7:30 PM in MPR East.