BALTIMORE - The UMBC women's soccer team enjoyed its most successful Alumni Game to date as 33 former players were in attendance on April 28 at the Retriever Soccer Park. Alumnae traveled from as far as Texas, Michigan and Canada to be present for the event which included a game against current women's squad, followed by a barbeque at newly-appointed head coach Leslie Wray's nearby Catonsville residence and a silent auction for Retriever gear.
"I was very pleased with the show of support from our alumnae this spring," Wray said of the turnout. "I was a little worried, being a new coach, that some players would not feel a connection to the program, but it was the total opposite. Our alumnae were so welcoming and encouraging to the new staff.
"I was impressed with the number of alumnae that travelled from out of state to be here, it shows that they had a wonderful experience as student-athletes at UMBC and their experience with the women's soccer team was a positive one," Wray continued.
The UMBC women's soccer team will look to continue to have success with its alumnae involvement, as Wray is planning to schedule another event in the fall – with the date yet to be determined.
"We look forward to having more alumni events throughout the year and hope that they are as successful as this one," said Wray.