Women's Soccer Participates in Soccer Clinic for UNO Students
Oct. 24, 2013
CHICAGO--The UIC women's soccer team recently participated in a Girls' Soccer Clinic for 6th-8th grade UNO students. UNO comprises of a group of 13 charter schools that is dedicated to the success of Hispanics in the American society. This was the first year UNO has provided an all-girls soccer clinic with the hopes to promote and build the involvement of girls' soccer players within the UNO schools.
The event took place at one of the newest UNO campuses, Soccer Academy High School, where about 80 girls were in attendance. Along with the UIC women's soccer team, the Gonozo soccer program and the Chicago Red Stars professional team were there to help assist the UNO students. At the event, UIC was able to show the UNO students how to do basic technical skills such as passing, shooting, dribbling and moves. They were also able to provide insight on being Division I college athletes, and how important it is to get good grades and create a good balance in their life.
"The UNO girls enjoyed having female role models to look up to in their life," event coordinator Juliana Zavala said. "We hope the UIC women's soccer team can come again next year to teach another fun soccer clinic at UNO and we look forward to watching a UIC Flames women's soccer game in 2014."
UIC women's soccer was added as a varsity sport back in November of 2012, under head coach Brian Rigby. The program will begin full varsity competition in the fall of 2014.