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DU hosting ‘College Soccer Saturday’

February 21, 2011 | 2:19 pm No comments
By Shaun Schafer

The University of Denver men’s soccer team will host College Soccer Saturday, featuring the Pioneers, Tulsa, New Mexico and Creighton, all of which played in the 2010 NCAA Tournament, at the University of Denver Soccer Stadium on April 9.

DU will take on Tulsa under the lights at 7 p.m. The Pioneers won the 2010 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation and received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, where they were edged 1-0 by UC Santa Barbara in double overtime during the first round. Tulsa beat Bradley in the NCAA Tournament First Round before falling to Indiana in the Second Round.

The Lobos and Blue Jays will meet at 4:30 p.m. in a rematch from the 2010 NCAA Tournament First Round, when Creighton advanced with a 4-1 victory before falling to SMU in the Second Round.

Additionally, the weekend also will feature a Spring College ID Camp and Coaches Symposium.

The Spring College ID Camp will be held Fri., April 8 from 5-8 p.m., and will feature college coaches training youth players. The camp is open to boys ages 12-18 and costs $50 per player. All participants will receive one ticket to the College Soccer Saturday matches on April 9. To register, fill out the attached form and mail it to DU Men’s Soccer. For more information, call the DU Men’s Soccer office at 303-871-3923 or e-mail [email protected].

The Coaching Symposium is open to coaches looking to gain insight from four NCAA Division I head coaches and their staffs: two-time MPSF Coach of the Year Bobby Muuss (Denver), two-time Conference USA Coach of the Year Tom McIntosh (Tulsa), 2005 National Coach of the Year Jeremy Fishbein (New Mexico) and newly hired Creighton coach Elmar Bolovich, the former head coach of North Carolina, who won 2010 ACC Coach of the Year and lead the Tar Heels to the 2001 NCAA championship, College Cup appearances in each of the past three seasons and 15 NCAA Tournament appearances since 1989. The cost is $35 per coach and includes a seat back ticket to both games.

Seat back tickets for the games are $10 and general admission tickets are $8 prior to April 9. Prices increase to $12 and $10, respectively, at the gate. Children 3 and younger are free, and groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets for $6.

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