Women's Soccer Participates in TOPSoccer Winter Festival

Rachael Sloan and Elizabeth Bolinger

Feb. 29, 2012

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WAUKESHA - Twenty-two members of the Marquette University women's soccer team participated in the TOPSoccer Winter Festival on Saturday, February 25, at Catholic Memorial High School.

TOPSoccer is an official U.S. Youth Soccer program enriching the lives of young athletes with disabilities through the game of soccer.

The Golden Eagles continue to be actively involved with the TOPSoccer program as it hosts an annual clinic every fall prior to a home match at Valley Fields.

"We have been involved with TOPSoccer in previous years and being to participate in the event is always rewarding," said junior midfielder Rachel Brown. It was a lot of fun for us to recognize all of the familiar faces. It's always great being able to help out and see how much fun the kids have with us being there. We enjoy their company as much as they enjoy ours."

TOPSoccer is a community-based training and team placement program for young athletes with disabilities. The program is designed to bring the opportunity of learning and playing soccer to any boy or girl, ages 4-19, who has a mental or physical disability. The goal of TOPSoccer is to enable the thousands of young athletes with disabilities to become valued and successful members of the U.S. Youth Soccer family.

There are nine TOPSoccer sites in Wisconsin in Appleton, Brookfield, Cedarburg, Merton, Racine, Sussex, Walworth, Milwaukee North, and Milwaukee South.




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