Hofstra and Wingate Athletes Become T2T Advocates
Two students, Daniel DeSanti, a graduate year lacrosse player at Hofstra University, and Megan Biase, a junior lacrosse player at Wingate University, join seven other Tunnel to Towers Student-Athlete Advocates across the nation who are promoting the organization’s mission to honor our first responders, military veterans, and their families.
The T2T Student-Athlete Advocate Program launched in September 2021. The program connects current student-athletes to the mission of the Tunnel to Towers Foundation by delivering critical messages to a younger demographic of Americans to ensure we “Never Forget” the sacrifices first responders and military members make for our country every day. Chosen Tunnel to Towers Foundation Student-Athlete Advocates are expected to become familiar with the organization’s mission and talking points, participate at T2T events across the country and engage with T2T followers through content creation on the foundation’s website and social media channels.
Daniel DeSanti is a graduate student and lacrosse star at Hofstra University. The Dix Hills, NY native attended the United States Military Academy at West Point for four years prior to enrolling at Hofstra. DeSanti has featured in 48 games during his four-year collegiate career, firing nine goals out of his 27 total shot attempts. The long stick midfielder has scooped up 56 career groundballs and has caused 33 turnovers. DeSanti is joining the Tunnel to Towers Foundation to honor a family member who recently passed away due to a 9/11-related illness.
Megan Biase is a standout senior lacrosse goalie at Wingate University. Biase has proven to be one of the best netminders in NCAA D-II Women’s Lacrosse, winning the 2021 South Atlantic Conference (SAC) Defensive Player of the Year award and a First Team All-SAC selection. In her 2023 season opener on Feb. 8, Megan recorded her 300th career save in a 15-3 victory over Belmont Abbey.
The Nesconset, NY native was inspired by her mother’s battle with a 9/11-related illness to join the Tunnel to Towers Foundation. Rachel’s mother was on-duty as a volunteer nurse for the American Red Cross during and immediately following the 9/11 attacks in New York City.
The Tunnel to Towers Foundation is dedicated to honoring the sacrifice of FDNY Firefighter Stephen Siller, who laid down his life to save others on September 11, 2001. For over 20 years, the Foundation has supported our nation’s first responders, veterans, and their families by providing these heroes and the families they leave behind with mortgage-free homes. For more about the Tunnel to Towers Foundation and its commitment to DO GOOD, please visit T2T.org.