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 volleyball, and baseball teams are are involved with the program.

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.




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

The football team drafted Luke Bradley from South Hadley, Mass. in the spring of 2013.  Luke has been nothing but an inspiration as he has battled Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia these past two years and has served as an honorary captain for the Pride. 

In addition to leading the team onto the field each home game, he visits the team at practice and in the weight room, and can be found on the sidelines during home games with his teammates.


Women's Volleyball

The women's volleyball program began working with Celia LaBarbera in the summer of 2014.  Celia was previously drafted and became a member of the softball program in the spring of 2012.



VIDEO: Feature on Blake's Draft Day

The baseball program drafted Blake Pierce in the spring of 2015.  Blake has thrown out the first pitch at a Springfield College baseball game this season as he battles with Leukemia.



Women's Basketball

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

The women's lacrosse program welcomed Jillian Allair in the fall of 2016.  Jillian has diagnosed with a very rare genetic disorder, has had four major spinal surgeries, and was born legally blind and has enjoyed getting to spend time on campus with the team.



Men's Gymnastics

The men's gymnastics program welcomed Zachary LaBroad in the fall of 2016.  Zachary was Team IMPACT's 1000th match, and while he is legally blind, eats with the help of a feeding tube, is non-verbal and uses a wheel chair, he does not let these challenges stop him from being a happy, social member of the team.




Men's Lacrosse

The men's lacrosse program welcomed Alex Blais in the spring of 2017.  Alex