Courtesy Hofstra Athletic Communications 
Up until Corrine Gandolfi’s senior year at Northport High School she had visions of playing college basketball but soon realized that lacrosse was her best option at excelling at the highest level of collegiate competition. If Gandolfi had pursued basketball in college it would have most likely been at a Division II school but thanks to her decision to concentrate on lacrosse Hofstra’s senior tri-captain midfielder is playing at the highest level of the sport and is hoping to lead the 17th ranked Pride to the NCAA Tournament.

"Lacrosse just had a lot more opportunities for me so I chose that road," said Gandolfi. “I wouldn’t change it for anything else."

Hofstra women’s lacrosse head coach Abby Morgan is sure happy at Gandolfi’s decision four years ago as the Northport High School product has been an offensive force since arriving in Hempstead for the 2007 season when she earned All-Colonial Athletic Association accolades and led the Pride to its last conference title and NCAA Tournament berth. After a sophomore year plagued by a knee injury that limited some of her offensive production, Gandolfi exploded as a junior with 45 goals, which earned her First team All-CAA honors and an invite to play for United States Developmental Team.