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Tom Campolettano Inducted into Long Island Metropolitan Lacrosse Foundation Hall of Fame


ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y.- This past Saturday, February 8, 2014, current Molloy College Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach Tom Campolettano was inducted into the Long Island Metropolitan Lacrosse Foundation Hall of Fame for his contributions to the game of lacrosse, as well as his coaching career. The LIMLF’s 29th annual induction ceremony and dinner was held at the Huntington Hilton.

“It is truly an honor to be recognized and included in this group and this Hall of Fame,” said Campolettano. “To have your name included with the many great coaches and players who have graced the playing fields of Long Island is unbelievable.”

Coach Campolettano is entering his ninth season at the helm of the Molloy College women’s lacrosse program. Since starting the program in its inaugural 2006 season, Campolettano has brought the Lions forward in leaps and bounds – including a record-setting 2010 season, where the team finished with a 15-2 overall record and narrowly missed qualifying for the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history. In his first eight years with Molloy, Campolettano has compiled a .548 winning percentage by way of a 68-56-1 record. Under his guidance, 19 student-athletes have been named to All-East Coast Conference teams. Three have been named to the All-ECC Preseason squad, and nine different players have been recognized as Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association All-East Region honorees for a total of 14 times.

Furthermore, two of his players have been voted to the WomensLacrosse.com All-America Second Team. As a squad, the Lions have been named an IWLCA Academic Squad in four different years. This past season, Campolettano’s team was recognized as an IWLCA Merit Team — being only one of three teams honored. The Lions were also recognized as the first academic team by the ECC with the highest GPA amongst all women’s lacrosse teams in the conference.

Prior to starting up the women’s lacrosse program at Molloy, Campolettano spent seven years as the head coach of the girls’ lacrosse team at Manhasset High School. During his time with the Indians, Campolettano compiled an impressive 110-22-4 overall record, while garnering the Nassau County Coach of the Year Award in 2001. He also earned Newsday Nassau County Coach of the Year laurels in 2003 and 2004. In addition, Campolettano guided his squad to three straight Nassau County and Long Island Small School Championships. In 2003, his Manhasset team won the NYS Small School Championship. In 2012, Campolettano was inducted into the Manhasset Lacrosse Hall of Fame for his dedication and contributions to the program.

Aside from coaching, Campolettano also served as the Vice President of the Long Island Metropolitan Lacrosse Foundation from 2000-03 before becoming President during 2003-05. He has been on the LIMLF Board of Directors since 1996 and is currently the 2nd Vice President. He was a member of the NCAA Division II Women’s Lacrosse National Committee and currently is a member of the Division II All-American Committee. He served as the Chairperson of the same committee from 2008-2011.

Campolettano has been a member of the Nassau County Lacrosse Officials Association since 1983 and assigns officials for the Nassau County PAL Lacrosse League.

From the LIMLF’s official website:
The Long Island Metropolitan Lacrosse Foundation created and has run the Long Island Lacrosse Hall of Fame since its inception in 1985. It is one of the central functions of the LIMLF, to help protect and extend the heritage of lacrosse on Long Island and honor those individuals who have been most important in the development and continuity of this wonderful game. Lacrosse is a very important game to Long Island, and we are justly proud of this heritage, and feel honored to be entrusted with the responsibility to extend the knowledge, standards and love of this fine game.

For more information regarding the Long Island Metropolitan Lacrosse Foundation, please visit its official website by clicking here.


Tom Campolettano and the other 2014 Long Island Metropolitan Lacrosse Foundation Hall of Fame Inductees

Courtesy: Molloy

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