Mount Saint Mary Women’s Lacrosse Hosts Friends Of Jaclyn Adoption Friday Night
Newburgh, N.Y. – Mount Saint Mary College Head Women's Lacrosse Coach Julia Steese and her Women's Lacrosse program, in conjunction with the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation, adopted 16-year old Brielle Furci Friday night through the Foundation's Adopt-A-Child Program.
Mount Saint Mary's home game on April 2 will be played in honor of Brielle and the Friends of Jaclyn.
"We are grateful to be working with the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation and to have Brielle join the lacrosse family and become our teammate and sister. It's an opportunity for the team to be part of something bigger and to help Brielle through her journey. Lacrosse is a sport that Brielle loves and joining the Knights offers her the chance to be involved in an alternative and positive way."
Brielle, a sophomore at Yorktown High School, has played club lacrosse most recently with Revolution Lacrosse and is a member of the Yorktown Junior Varsity team.
Upon Brielle's adoption by the Knights, assistant coach Michael Lowell added, "Lacrosse is a sport founded on spirit and unity. As we continue the FOJ mission we bring Brielle into our family to offer her all of our love, support and friendship."
About Friends of Jaclyn
The Friends of Jaclyn Foundation's mission is to improve the quality of life for children battling pediatric brain tumors and other childhood cancers and to raise awareness through their Adopt-A-Child, Safe on the Sidelines and Guardian Angel Programs. We do this by pairing the afflicted child and their siblings with local high school and college sports teams, campus clubs, and arts programs in their community. If your team or club is ready to start making a difference in a child's life please register today! http://friendsofjaclyn.org