DURHAM, N.H. - Members of the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team took part in hosting a clinic for the Oyster River Youth Association on Friday, Sept. 29 to help teach the participants the general skills of soccer.
The clinic, held at Tibbetts Field in Madbury, N.H., focused on foot skills as well as technical ball control.
Staff members included volunteer assistant coach Jordyn Krall (’12) and director of soccer operations Monique LaMotte (’13) while the players included Tara Fraprie (Farmington, Conn.), Jenna Shaddock (Halifax, Nova Scotia), Alexandra LaPorta (Denver, Colo.) and Mimi Borkan (Medfield, Mass.).
UNH soccer feels the program has a responsibility to the surrounding Seacoast communities to give back to the sport of soccer and help to develop better relations with the local youth programs.
“The clinic brought me back to when I first fell in love with the sport of soccer,” said Shaddock. “Teaching the younger children and seeing the excitement in their eyes reminded me when I first stepped onto the pitch for the first time.”
Women’s soccer takes the field again at home Wednesday, October 9 at 7 p.m. against interstate rival Dartmouth College at UNH’s Bremner Field. For more information about the UNH women’s soccer program and Wildcats in the Community, log on to UNHWildcats.com.