Bears women's lacrosse team to host "Team Molly' Game


The SUNY Potsdam women's lacrosse team will be taking part in a conference-wide collaboration to pay tribute in memory to former Buffalo State women's lacrosse player and alum Molly Seifritz, who passed away on March 2, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer.

All SUNYAC women's lacrosse conference teams will be wearing "Team Molly" T-shirts during warm ups for games on Tuesday, April 8.  Pictures will be taken of both teams during pre-game activities to show unified support.  All proceeds from the t-shirts will benefit the Friends of Jaclyn (FOJ).

The Bears (3-5, 0-2 SUNYAC) will be hosting No. 20 Oneonta State (7-4 , 2-1 SUNYAC).

Game is scheduled for 4 p.m.

Seifritz, a native of Syracuse and graduate of Henninger High School, enrolled at Buffalo State in the fall of 2006.  During her five-year career that was extended by a season-ending injury in 2009, she played in 65 career games and ranks sixth in school history with 156 career points, including 112 goals.

She tallied 41 and 51 points in her junior and senior seasons respectively after recovering from injury, and garnered All-SUNYAC Honors in both seasons.  She was also named to the SUNYAC Championship All-Tournament Team in 2010.  She served as a team captain in each of her final two seasons.

Seifritz also excelled off the field, completing her bachelor's degree in hospitality and tourism in 2010 with a 3.42 cumulative grade point average.  Molly returned to school to take additional classes the following year to complete her final season of eligibility.  A Buffalo State Scholar-Athlete, she qualified for the Dean's List five times and was on the SUNYAC All-Academic Team and Commissioner's List."

The mission of the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation is to improve the quality of life for children and their families who are battling pediatric brain tumors and to raise awareness about this disease.

FOJ pairs up children and their families battling pediatric brain tumors with college and high school sports teams. The teams give these children love, support and friendship as they fight this devastating disease.

The organization celebrates each day by creating lasting relationships between student athletes, the child, and their families. This greatly improves the quality of life for children with brain tumors, as well as those who support them.