This year's Youth Soccer Month was a huge success. As witnessed by the high attendance and participation at college events and the free youth clinics of Youth Soccer Month, America loves soccer! No wonder it is the largest participation sport in the country.
What an exciting month! From President George W. Bush's letter of celebration, the 17 official Youth Soccer Month State Proclamations, the 142 events at colleges across the nation and 24 free youth clinics by US Youth Soccer State Associations. Over 7,000 Youth Soccer Month t-shirts and 110,000 pom poms were distributed – there was no question that Youth Soccer Month was celebrated across America this September.
As the fifth weekend of Youth Soccer Month 2007 finishes, 19 host teams celebrate with a win. Fox Soccer Channel also televised the University of Tennessee vs. South Carolina game on Thursday, September 27, 2007. Two Universities see victories from both the men and women, and five US Youth Soccer State Associations help free clinics this weekend.
Out of the 31 teams who celebrated Youth Soccer Month this weekend, 19 came out with a win. Of these universities two, the University of Connecticut and the University of Memphis saw both their women's and men's soccer teams win their games this weekend.
The University of Tennessee vs. South Carolina game was televised with a 3-2 win for Tennessee in overtime. Both teams showed strong play throughout the game, but Tennessee prevailed through overtime. Goal scorers for Tennessee were Mick Ingram in the 7th, Alissa Vonderhaar in the 83rd and Kylee Rossi in the 96th. Goal scorers for South Carolina were Darcel Mollon in the 65th and Ashley Kirk in the 80th.
- Swarthmore College 4, Washington College 0 (w)
- University of Wisconsin Platteville 6, Coe College 1 (m)
- University of Wisconsin Platteville 1, Coe College 2 (w) OT
- DePauw University 0, Rose-Hulman 2 (w)
- DePauw University 1, Rose-Hulman 0 (m)
- University of Tennessee 3, South Carolina 2 (w) OT
- Auburn 4, Kentucky 1 (w)
- Long Beach State University 0, USC 3 (w)
- Marquette University 0, Louisville 2 (m)
- Marquette University 2, Providence 0 (w)
- Minnesota Youth Soccer Assoc. Night at the Univ. of Minnesota Gophers
- UC Berkeley 4, St. Mary's 0 (w)
- University of Connecticut 3, St. John's 0 (m)
- University of Hartford 1, University of Rhode Island 0 (m)
- University of North Texas, Louisiana – Monroe (w)
- University of Tulsa 2, SMU 2 (m) 2OT
- Washington State University 3, UCSB 0 (w)
- Wright State University 0, University of Dayton 1 (m)
- Campbell University 0, Lipscomb 0 (w) 2OT
- George Mason University 0, St. Peter's 2 (m)
- Minnesota Youth Soccer Assoc. Clinic – Inver Grove Heights, MN
- Ohio Youth Soccer Assoc. North Clinic – Copley, OH
- University of Memphis 2, Centenary College 1 (m)
- University of Wisconsin Green Bay 1, Ohio State 0 (m) OT
- Yale University 2, Harvard 1 (w) OT
- Boston College 2, North Carolina State 1 (m)
- Georgetown University 0, Villanova 1 (m)
- Massachusetts Youth Soccer Assoc. Clinic – Lancaster, MA
- Minnesota Youth Soccer Assoc. night at the Univ. of Minnesota Gophers
- Morehead State University 2, Eastern Illinois 0 (w)
- University of Arkansas 2, Mississippi State 0 (w)
- University of Connecticut 5, Marquette 0 (w)
- University of Memphis 2, Missouri State 0 (w)
- University of North Carolina at Charlotte 0, Miami 1 (w)
- Washington State University 1, Idaho State 1 (w) 2OT
- West Virginia University 0, South Florida 1 (m) 2OT
As we wrap-up the fourth annual Youth Soccer Month, please continue to send stories, photos, etc. of how you chose to celebrate. We look forward to Youth Soccer Month 2008 and the new events and stories to follow. Remember, one of the fastest ways you can support Youth Soccer Month is to change an existing event to a Youth Soccer Month related title. To all of those who created special events around the celebration – THANK YOU! Look for more information on Youth Soccer Month early next year.
Thank you again for your support Youth Soccer Month and the millions of youth athlete participants!
About the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer) – US Youth Soccer - The Game for ALL Kids!® is the largest youth sports organization in the country and largest member of the United States Soccer Federation, the governing body of soccer in the United States. US Youth Soccer registers more than 3.2 million players annually, ages 5 to 19, and over 900,000 administrators, coaches and volunteers in 55 member state associations. US Youth Soccer programs provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game. For more information, visit www.USYouthSoccer.org.
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