Thank you to all those who have already registered for our 2014 QuickStick Lacrosse Camp and HEADstrong Combine at La Salle College High School! Your registrations have been processed and we will see you at the start of camp!
For those of you who have yet to register, now is the time! You can register online at our website for the camps at La Salle: http://www.lschs.org/laxcamp.
2014 HEADStrong Rivalry Games Tee Shirt Fundraiser
We still have many shirts left to sell...Keep those orders coming!
2014 HEADStrong Rivalry Games Tee Shirt Fundraiser
Abington Lacrosse Club was invited to take part in the 2014 HEADStrong Rivalry Games, taking place on April 5th at Avon Grove HS.
As part of this event, the four selected teams are asked to sell tee-shirts, with ALL proceeds going directly to the HEADStrong Foundation in honor of its founder Nick Colleluori, to support their programs.
Cost: $15 per shirt
Expected Delivery --You will chose which player your shirt should be given to for delivery, or contact Lisa Figueroa at
to arrange pick-up
In stock: Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large, Adult XL in LIME GREEN or BLUE
Important Note, it is possible that the availability could change for a particular size/color by the time you place your order. You will be notified if this occurs.
Accepting Pre-paid online orders only.
You can order your HEADStrong tee shirts on the maroon Register tab on our home page, or by using the direct link below:
For more info on the HEADStrong Foundation, please visit: http://headstrong.org/
Nick Colleluori’s Story
An undersized athlete noted for his never-give-up mental toughness, determination and aggressiveness, Nicholas played nose guard at 185 pounds and was a technician on the wrestling mat in his school. At Hofstra, Nicholas took the field in all 16 games as a freshman, cracking the Pride’s lineup and seeing significant minutes on their man-down unit.
In April 2005, toward the end of his freshman season, Nicholas had difficulty hearing play calls and his family’s cheers during a game against Delaware, and he woke up the following morning unable to hear from his right ear. After having his inflamed adenoids removed, a series of tests revealed Nicholas had large B-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a blood cancer affecting the lymphatic system. Nicholas withdrew from Hofstra and returned home with his family to be treated at The Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania. Though the initial diagnosis was positive, doctors later told the Colleluori’s that Nicholas should have lived for only three months due to aggressiveness of the cancer. But true to Nicholas’ relentless attitude, he endured a 14-month battle with cancer, undergoing chemotherapy, radiation and a stem cell transplant, along with experimental treatments.
Nicholas passed away November 28, 2006, but his legacy will live forever. Shortly after being diagnosed, Nicholas created the HEADstrong Foundation to raise awareness for blood cancer and help others afflicted by the disease. He drew the organization’s logo moments before entering the operating room for a procedure, and outlined its mission and future through various computer documents. After doctors told Nicholas there was nothing they could do to prolong his fight, Nicholas made his final wishes to his parents on a ride home from the hospital. He took the car keys out of his father’s hands and said, ‘Dad, you’re too upset to drive. Mom, I want you drive. Dad, I want you to get in the back seat because there are some things I need to talk to Mom about,’” Cheryl Colleluori recalls. “He held my hand. We were sitting side-by-side. I’m driving home, and Nick says, ‘I want to talk about three things, and I never want to talk about them again.’” First, he wanted to be cremated and buried. Second, he wanted a memorial scholarship at Ridley High School and at Hofstra University. And finally, Nicholas said, “Mom, I need you to take the Foundation to where it needs to go. “Don’t question anything,” he told her. “[The lacrosse family] is my brotherhood. They won’t turn their backs on you.”
Nicholas provided the HEADstrong blueprint, and the Colleluori family is committed to carrying out his vision. As the Colleluori’s like to say, “Nick’s got his foot on the Foundation’s gas pedal, and we are doing our best to steer this thing.” Since 2006, the HEADstrong Foundation has raised more than $5 million to help find a cure for the disease that took Nicholas’ life. Just like Nicholas, they’re relentless in their efforts.
ALC Players Equipment Swap: Pass along what you do not need, find what you need…
There are three ways to connect with ALC families to swap equipment:
1. Through our website under the "Exchange" link in the left menu.
You can list any equipment you are ready to pass along and see if there is anything posted that you can use.
You can contact each other directly with the help of the site for the swap.
2. Contact Sue Cunnane about our "Swap Bin" she is currently hosting on her front porch in Glenside.
Please contact her at:
(If there are a lot of items left in our "Swap Bin" we will save until next year or donate to a club in need.)
3. Stay tuned for "pop-up" drop off locations once the weather is above freezing.
Items in good condition to be swapped: Pads, sticks, cleats, ALC branded clothes including pinnies.
NO HELMETS please.
We are happy to announce a partnership with All Fitness, which will offer lacrosse-specific, customized training for ALC members.
One of the best case studies for All Fitness comes in the form of Tucker Durkin, who played with ALC, LaSalle College High School, Johns Hopkins Univesity and now in the professional ranks of Major League Lacrosse.
Discounts will be given to ALC players. Please see the attached for more info, or go to allfitnessonline.com