Springfield College Athletics Proudly Partners With Team Impact

In recent years, Springfield College Athletics has made a committement to creating a partnership with Team IMPACT.  To date, the football, women's basketball, men's basketball, women's lacrosse, men's lacrosse, women's gymnastics, men's gymnastics, field hockey and softball teams are are involved with the program. Springfield College's nine partnerships marks the most of any Division III program in the country.

Since its inception, Team IMPACT has created relationships that have enhanced the lives of hundreds of courageous children and touched the lives of thousands of student athletes across the country. The team behind Team IMPACT is honored and inspired to continue and expand the long standing tradition of athletes paying tribute to something that is far greater than themselves; the ability to come together, serve the community and support each and every member of the team through adversity both on and off the field.

Team IMPACT children are diagnosed with a wide variety of life-threatening and chronic illnesses, yet a common denominator is the impact their diagnosis has had on their quality of life.

Football

 

Luke Bradley

Team: Football
Year of Partnership: Spring of 2013
Hometown: South Hadley, Mass.
Condition: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, a type of cancer in which the bone marrow makes too many lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell).
 
 

#LukeStronger

As Luke continues to battle, learn more how you can help at LukeStronger.org

VIDEO: Highlights From Luke's Draft Day

VIDEO: Feature on Luke's Involvement with the Pride

MassLive.Com - Feature article on Luke and the Springfield College Football Team

 

 Women's Basketball

Lisa Hartley

Team: Women's Basketball
Year of Partnership: Spring of 2015
Hometown: Palmer, Mass.
Condition: Type B and Bulky Hodgkin's Lymphoma
 
 
 

VIDEO: Feature on Women's Basketball Involvement with Team Impact 

 

Springfield College women's basketball standout Ava Adamopoulos '17 received the first-ever Tom Waddell Leveling the Playing Field Award at the Inaugural Sports and Social Justice Symposium for her hard work with Team IMPACT and Lisa Hartley

 

 

Women's Lacrosse

  Jillian Allair

  Team: Women's Lacrosse
  Year of Partnership: Fall of 2016
  Hometown: Ludlow, Mass.
  Condition: Diagnosed with a very rare genetic  disorder, has had four major spinal sugeries and was born legally blind.

Men's Gymnastics

Zachary LaBroad

Team: Men's Gymnastics
Year of Partnership: Fall of 2016 
Condition: Cerebral Palsy
 

 

Men's Lacrosse

Alexander Blais

Team: Men's Lacrosse
Year of Partnership: Spring of 2017
Hometown: East Longmeadow, Mass.
Condition: Brain Tumor
 

Women's Gymnastics

  Piper Lundin

  Team: Women's Gymnastics
  Town: Granby, Conn.
  Year of Partnership: Spring of 2017
 

 

Men's Basketball

  Jondel Rivera Ruiz 

  Team: Men's Basketball
  Year of Partnership: Spring of 2017
  Condition: Cystic Fibrosis
 

 

Field Hockey

  Abigail Hamberg

  Team: Field Hockey
  Year of Partnership: Fall of 2017. 

 

Softball

Talia Soto

Team: Softball
Year of Partnership: Fall of 2018
Town: Springfield, Mass.
Condition: Left Pelvic Ewing Sarcoma