TAMPA - The University of South Florida women's soccer team has been hard at work so far this spring with a number of exhibition games and tournaments, in addition to holding training sessions mixed in between a very demanding academic center.
Tonight, the Bulls will take on the Women's Professional League's Chicago Red Stars in a friendly exhibition tonight at the USF Soccer Stadium. A majority of the proceeds will go to benefit The Nicole Megaloudis Foundation, for educational advancement and the Haitian relief effort. The event will also feature a player's clinic and coaches education session.
The Players' Clinic features a select group Red Stars and USF players and USF head coach Denise Schilte-Brown before the game and open to all girls ages 7-18. It will take place at 5:00-6:45 p.m. on the USF Soccer Training Grounds. Price of the clinic is $12 and includes a game ticket.
The Coaches' Education session will feature a panel of coaches which includes Emma Hayes, head coach of the Chicago Red Stars, Thomas Rongen, USA U-20 Men's National Team Head Coach and USF Women's Asst. Coach Adam Sayers. The session run from 5:00-6:30pm in the BIG EAST Room on the 1st floor of Athletic Building. Price of the session is $20 and includes a game ticket.
Following tonight's match, USF will take on Central Florida in Melbourne, Fla. on March 20 as part of the Ovarian Cancer Exhibition matches.
USF will then travel to Gainesville to take on Florida in an exhibition on March 24 at 7:30 p.m.
One additional game is to be scheduled for the spring but has yet to be confirmed.