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Women's Soccer Gets Involved in the Community

April 13, 2010

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BALTIMORE - The Loyola women's soccer team has been active in the community since advancing to its seventh NCAA College Cup this fall, by offering clinics to several Baltimore County Recreational Programs and organizations and participating in National Girl and Women in Sports Day.

On February 27, head coach Katherine Remy Vettori, assistant coach Erin Konheim, and rising-sophomores Gianna Mangione and Kelsey Donohue, gave instruction to several U-7 to U-9 Teams from the Charm City at the Perring Parkway Athletic Club.

Vettori, Konheim, Mangione and Donohue were joined by senior Heather Cooke in another clinic held in March at CCBC given to U-12 to U-14 teams.

Most recently, the Loyola coaching staff, as well as rising-seniors Lina Staropoli and Kelly Farrell, and sophomores Gianna Garfall and Brittany Yancey, offered a clinic to second graders at nearby Stoneleigh Elementary.

The Greyhounds' women's soccer team also participated in `Women in Sports Day' in conjunction with National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) on February 21.

National Girl and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) is organized by the National Girls and Women in Sport Coalition, which combines the experience and resources of the seven premiere female-serving organizations in the United States: American Association of University Women, Girl Scouts of the USA, Girls Incorporated, the National Association for Girls and Women in Sport, National Women's Law Center, the Women's Sports Foundation and the YWCA USA.

Loyola women's soccer is coming off arguably its best season in program history after finishing with a 15-5-3 overall record and a third seed in the Wake Forest regional at the 2009 NCAA College Cup. The Greyhounds, who finished a perfect 9-0-0 in the MAAC and won the MAAC Tournament at the Disney Wide World of Sports, recorded a program-best 14-game unbeaten streak before falling to West Virginia in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.