Athletics Women's Lacrosse

Hofstra Lacrosse Adds Honorary Team Members Morgan And Emma

The Hofstra Women’s Lacrosse program, in association with the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation, are honored to add two new team members in Morgan and Emma Leary. 
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“What an incredible day for our program to add two amazing children in Morgan and Emma to our team,” commented Hofstra University Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach Shannon Smith. “The Friends of Jaclyn Foundation does amazing work and we are honored to be part of their mission. Our student-athletes and staff are so excited to get to know Morgan and Emma and have them be part of the Pride!”

Morgan was diagnosed with a PNET brain tumor at the age of six in August 2014. Her family continues to be amazed by her fight and determination every day.

About Friends of Jaclyn
The Friends of Jaclyn Foundation is a 501©(3)not-for-profit organization that focuses on improving the quality of life for children and their families battling pediatric brain tumors and other childhood cancers while raising awareness about these diseases.  The Murphy Family founded Friends of Jaclyn in 2005 after their eldest daughter, Jaclyn, was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor (Medulloblastoma). The Friends of Jaclyn Foundation (FOJ) pairs children battling childhood cancers with local sports teams, clubs and community groups. Since its inception, FOJ has adopted more than 700 children onto over 30 different types of men’s and women’s teams and has a growing list of more than 1200 teams waiting to adopt an honorary team member. For more information on Friends of Jaclyn please visit www.friendsofjaclyn.org.

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Stephen Gorchov

Stephen Gorchov | Associate Director of Athletics for Communications | Hofstra University | stephen.a.gorchov@hofstra.edu | (516) 463-4933

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