HAMDEN, Conn. – Several members of the Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team visited Conte West Hills Magnet School in New Haven on Friday, April 1, to teach fourth graders about the sport of lacrosse. The students are studying local Native American tribes and have learned that the sport of lacrosse was originally played by many tribes throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region.14258
The Bobcats also spoke to the fourth grade students about the importance of academic achievement and the challenges of being a student-athlete in high school and college. According to junior Alex Hlesciak (Lumberton, New Jersey), “The kids who took part in the event have been learning about Native American history, and they were really excited to learn more about lacrosse, which they learned was played by Native Americans. We’ve visited Conte West Hills School to teach the basics of lacrosse in previous years, and the kids’ enthusiasm for the sport is always so high.”
The event at Conte West Hills is part of the athletic department’s Positive Play program that provides all athletic teams with opportunities to get involved in various community service initiatives. The afternoon was a perfect opportunity for Quinnipiac student-athletes to chip in on Quinnipiac Athletics’ Positive Play initiative. Quinnipiac is dedicated to the promotion and development of service, service learning, experiential learning, and civic engagement programs and initiatives that involve students in the local community and challenge them to critically examine the role their service plays in cultivating personal development and social change.
Quinnipiac will next be in action on Wednesday, April 6 as the Bobcats head to Siena for a MAAC game which starts at 3 PM.
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