The following O’Dowd student-athletes signing National Letters of Intent/committing to play sports in college today included Taylor Hobbs – Soccer – Yale University; Alexander Holme – Football – Columbia University; Samantha Koepp – Soccer – South Dakota State; and Andrew Melendez – Cross Country/Track – Santa Clara University.
Time. It’s the most valued commodity for a student-athlete.
And what’s the major threat to that commodity? Smart phones.
O’Dowd student-athletes got some tips on how to manage their use of smart phones at a special presentation held in the theater on Oct. 11. The event was part of an ongoing Student-Athlete Speaker series organized by Academic Support Coordinator Jase Turner and men’s varsity basketball coach Lou Richie ’89.
We field three levels of women’s soccer: varsity, junior varsity, and freshmen. The each team will have around 15-20 players.
Women’s soccer is a winter sport with the season beginning in early November with tryouts and ending in mid-February with end of the season championship games.
Tryouts, Games, Practices
Official tryouts will be held in early November. All students interested trying out should listen for preseason meeting information.
After the all three teams are selected, practices and games will normally be held Mondays – Friday after school (3:30pm – 5:30pm). Game dates and times will be announced once all leagues have met. Please Note: Once selected as a team member, players are expected to take part in all practices and games.
The school will provide uniforms for all team members. However, all team members will need to purchase the following equipment in order to play on the field:
Athletic wear for practice
The following are optional equipment items that can be purchased:
Bishop O’Dowd women’s soccer program fields competitive teams at all three levels. Although previous experience is not required, most students have participated in the off-season with club soccer teams.
The best place to obtain up-to-date information on what’s happening with women’s soccer is to check the women’s soccer website or contact the Head Coach.