Courtesy of Dartmouth Athletics Communications
HANOVER, N.H. - Continuing in their tradition
of community involvement, the Dartmouth
men's soccer team recently spent an afternoon with the third and fourth grade
soccer teams at Thetford Elementary School.
Dartmouth soccer's involvement with Thetford Elementary dates back to graduated
senior Derek Stenquist's '10 leadership of the Thetford mentoring program that
pairs Dartmouth students with children at the school. Many members of the men's
soccer team have been involved with that program and chose to take it a step further
by running a practice for the third and fourth graders on Sept. 21.
Senior Bryan Giudicelli (Emerald Hills, Calif.) organized the event during which
the student-athletes engaged in soccer drills and a scrimmage with the children.
"Having members of the Dartmouth men's soccer team run a practice for our grade
three and four boys and girls soccer teams was a wonderful event for all involved,"
said Ted MacVeagh, coach at Thetford. "Our kids really enjoyed having a connection
with these athletes and I think they learned a thing or two about the game. The
enthusiasm of the Dartmouth players definitely spilled over to our kids."
Dartmouth's players hope to continue this relationship with the Thetford program,
sharing their passion for soccer and serving as positive role models for the children.