The weekend of October 7, 2017 all nine New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Field Hockey Coaches are set to dedicate games to Play4TheCure. Spearheaded by Babson Head Coach, Julie Ryan, the NEWMAC Field Hockey Coaches will raise funds together. Below, Ryan talks about why the cause is important to her and her team.
All nine New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) field hockey institutions will be participating in the fourth annual Play4TheCure Day as part of October's National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Babson Field Hockey hosts Clark University on Saturday at 12 p.m.
Posted by Babson Athletics on Friday, October 6, 2017
Video courtesy of Babson Athletics.
In the video, Ryan admits that her Aunt’s battle with cancer has been a large motivator for her.
“Her courage that she had in her battle is something I think about everyday,” shares Ryan. “It was certainly something that motivated me as a college student athlete. I knew that no matter how hard the demands, they would never be as hard as what her battle was.”
“A lot of people on our team have been impacted by someone who has had breast cancer, or lost someone” adds Senior Forward, Elise Towers. “It’s great to come together for a cause that’s bigger than ourselves, bigger than field hockey.”
Babson College Head Coach, Julie Ryan
Clark University Head Coach, Callie Lekas
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Head Coach, Cheryl Silva
Mount Holyoke Head Coach, Andy Whitcomb
Smith College Head Coach, Jaime Ginsberg
Springfield College Head Coach, Melissa Sharpe
Wellesley College Head Coach, Julia King
Wheaton College Head Coach, Cara Reese
Worcester Polytechnic Institute Head Coach, Lisa Moreau
Show your support for the NEWMAC field hockey coaches in their efforts to raise $9,000 for cancer research here: https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/team/newmac-fh-coaches-play4acure/julieryan9
Play4TheCure started as a Field Hockey Tournament hosted by Coach Tina Reinprecht in Philadelphia, PA and has grown into a national athletic movement. Play4TheCure inspires young athletes and their teams to leverage their passion for sports to “Play4” loved ones affected by cancer and encourages them to actively participate in working to fund cancer research. To learn more or dedicate your own game to Play4TheCure, click here.