July 1, 2005

Local Soccer Organizations Donate $10,000 to WNCC Women's Soccer

Western Nevada Community College's new women's soccer team has received two $5,000 donations from Carson City's American Youth Soccer Organization and Capital Soccer Club. The money will be used to support the operation of the team, which receives no state funding.

Head Coach Hillary Arthur is enthused by the support the community has given to the Wildcat team.

Arthur said, "I'd like to thank Capital Soccer and the AYSO for their generous donations to the WNCC women's soccer program. Without these two organizations and their continued support, we wouldn't be here."

Eric Ingbar, head of the local AYSO, said their donation was made to support one of the organization's major goals.

Ingbar said, "AYSO supports youth soccer at all levels and one of our long-term goals has been to help players continue playing while continuing their education. The WNCC Wildcats new women's team is perfect for area girls who want to play soccer close to home and get a college degree."

Internationally, more than 750,000 soccer players participate in AYSO. The organization has more than 250,000 volunteers. In the Carson City area, 900-1,000 soccer players 4 1/2 years and older participate in the organization's fall season. Greg Davis of the Capital Soccer Club said, "It's great that area athletes now have the opportunity to play soccer while furthering their education and perhaps getting a chance to continue at the Division I level at a four-year college."

Capital Soccer Club is a competitive soccer organization that plays in the spring. Started in the early 1990's, it now has more than 350 boys and girls ages 13-19 competing in the Great Basin Youth Soccer League.

The WNCC Wildcats are Division I members of the National Junior College Athletic Association and the Scenic West Athletic Conference. They begin competing in August with their first home games at Edmonds Field in WNCC's Labor Day Classic Tournament. The Wildcats are scheduled to play Feather River College of California and SWAC member North Idaho College in the tournament.

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