October 14, 2010
Women's Soccer Volunteers With Special Olympics
CHESHIRE, Conn. - The Quinnipiac University women's soccer team
volunteered at the Fall 2010 Middle School Unified Sports Soccer
Tournament on Tuesday, Oct. 12 sponsored by the Connecticut
Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) and Special Olympics
Connecticut. This is the eleventh consecutive year that the team
has helped out at this event. The program earned the "Be a Fan"
award this past summer for their continued support.
"Having my team help out at Unified Sports is one of the things I
look forward to the most as a coach at Quinnipiac," said Head Coach
Clarke. "My players get a first hand appreciation for what they
have as athletes and to see them give back to the game does the
The tournament took place at the Quinnipiac Park in Cheshire, Conn.
The Bobcats assisted the participants at the event and served as
referees, as well as took score and kept the time for each
"The Special Olympics is always a great experience and it really
makes the team appreciate all that we have, said senior Lauren
Peacock (Hopedale, Mass.) "Watching these kids play soccer and
seeing the excitement they get from simply being on the field, puts
everything into perspective for us and makes us realize that we
can't take our soccer experiences for granted."
"I've been volunteering with Dave since I was 16, and I look
forward to it every year," said senior Meagan
McLoughlin (Rocky Hill, Conn). "It's something that means so
much to these children and I'm glad we can be a part of it."
The Quinnipiac women's soccer team returns to action this weekend
when they travel to Saint Francis (Pa.) on Friday, Oct. 15 and
Robert Morris on Sunday, Oct. 17. The games are scheduled to begin
at 4:00 and 1:00 p.m., respectively.