HANOVER, N.H.- Several Dartmouth women's soccer alumnae will team with the Soccer Without Borders program and the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs for an inter-American women's soccer exchange.
The U.S. exchange team will bring together recently graduated women's players with the growing youth and women's soccer community in Nicaragua. The U.S. roster features former NCAA student-athletes from various NCAA divisions and conferences.
Dartmouth is heavily represented as former player and assistant coach Mary McVeigh serves as the Executive Director of Soccer Without Borders. McVeigh co-founded the Granada, Nicaragua, program in 2008. Additionally, former players Myra Sack and Sarah Bromley will also be participating in the exchange. Sack, who also serves as the organization's volunteer and intern coordinator, will serve as team captain while Bromley will be on the roster.
The exchange will take place in two parts with the first phase taking place in February when the group travels to Granada. The exchange participants and coaches will travel to several different cites leading a series of skills clinics and coaching clinics. There will also be two exchange showcase games in which the Exchange team will take on the Nicaraguan U-20 women's national team. The group will arrive on Feb. 24 and the games will take place on Feb. 26 and 28.
The second phase of the exchange will bring Nicaraguan coaches and players to the United States and will take place later in the year.
For more information on Soccer Without Borders and the Cultural Exchange check out the Soccer Without Borders website HERE.