This past weekend saw plenty of athletic action from Albertus Magnus College, with a men's soccer 8-0 blowout of Anna Maria, and a volleyball tri-match against conference rivals Anna Maria and Colby-Sawyer Colleges. In addition to performing valiantly on the field and court, Albertus athletes also gave back to their community this past weekend by helping out with the Unified Soccer Tournament, hosted by Albertus Magnus in conjunction with the CIAC/Special Olympics Unified Sports on Friday morning, October 25th at Celentano Field. The Falcon athletes acted as coaches and referees for the games and made a profound impact on the members of the unified teams.
The eight unified teams hailed from all over Connecticut, including two from Southern Connecticut State University, two from Milford, one from Albertus Magnus College in partnership with Amity High School, and one each from North Haven, Oxford, and Branford. This is the second year that Albertus has partnered with the Amity Regional School District to create a Unified Sports program and it is unique to the state. Only one other college in Connecticut (Southern Connecticut State University) has a unified sports program in place.
Albertus Magnus College, founded in 1925 by the Dominican Sisters of Peace, is a Catholic College in the Dominican Tradition. It is recognized as a Top 100 Regional University in the north by US News & World Report Best Colleges guide for 2019. The College has an enrollment of 1,500 students in its traditional undergraduate program, accelerated adult degree programs, and 12 graduate programs, including a new Master of Public Administration and the only Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling in Connecticut. In the last few months, the College received two significant federal grants, $300,000 from the Department of Justice and a $2 million Title III grant from the Department of Education