Aug. 17, 2012
STORRS, Conn. -The Connecticut women's lacrosse program will compete in five playdays this fall, including the Catamount Classic to benefit the Lacrosse For A Cure program established by the lacrosse programs at UVM to help fight the battle against cancer.
UConn will open the fall season with a playday at UMass on September 22 followed by a playday at Princeton on September 30.
The fifth-annual Catamount Classic will be held at Thayer Academy in Braintree, Mass on October 6. Over the past four years, the efforts from the Catamount Classic have donated close to $130,000 to genitourinary cancer and women's cancer research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
"I think the Catamount Classic is a great event because it's mostly New England teams and there's more to it than just lacrosse; we are raising money for a cause," said head coach Katie Woods. "It's not just competing in lacrosse and training, we can do something for a bigger purpose. It's something good for the girls to be a part of, to put effort towards something bigger than just playing lacrosse."
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Following the Catamount Classic, the Huskies will compete in a playday at Yale, consisting of several women's lacrosse programs in the state of the Connecticut.
"This is a great opportunity to come together as a state to showcase women's lacrosse. We want to bring in as many youth and high school players as possible out there to make this a yearly event that all Connecticut players can look forward to attending," said Woods.
The final playday will take place at Boston College on October 20 with other top Division I programs in the northeast.
The Huskies will then host the annual alumni game and banquet on October 27 to honor the seniors which graduated last year.
"I'm in my third year now and my vision for the alumni events is to make this a yearly tradition and a celebration weekend for UConn women's lacrosse," said Woods. "We have the alumni game and then the banquet to celebrate last year's seniors. I think we'll continue to see a larger turnout every year. I hope this can become a major event for our alumni to come back and be part of the program."