Although the games did not count on the record sheet, the Hopkins women’s lacrosse team may have played their most important three games all season this past weekend as part of the Stick It To Sarcoma event, held at Homewood Field on Oct. 6.
Beginning back in 2011, a previous Blue Jay women’s lacrosse senior Rachel Ballatori organized the event to come to Hopkins in an effort to raise money for sarcoma research, in honor of her father who had been battling angiosarcoma at the time.
The Stick It To Sarcoma Foundation itself began back in 2009 following the death of Culver-Stockton College student Jillian Bentley to synovial sarcoma.
This past weekend’s event marked the third year in a row that Hopkins has hosted the tournament, which saw Louisville, George Mason, Rutgers and Team STX join the Blue Jays in their efforts to raise money towards sarcoma research. Over the first two years that the event has been held, over $32,000 have been raised by the lacrosse teams.