AMCC COMMUNITY SERVICE EVENTS
MOUNT ALOYSIUS VOLLEYBALL, SOCCER TEAMS SPEND PRESEASON TIME
IN THE COMMUNITY
Returning to campus for preseason camp, the Mount Aloysius College volleyball and soccer teams wasted no time in finding ways to re-connect with the community.
The women's volleyball team held a family game night at New Day Inc. for families in the community of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. New Day is a Christian ministry to at-risk children, youth, and families located in western and central Pennsylvania. The team led games and activities for the families that attended as well as served them dinner. "It was a great experience being able to spend time and get to know the people who came to the event," said freshman setter Katie Reed. "It was a lot of fun and we made some really good memories."
The men's and women's soccer programs coached a clinic for local AYSO soccer players. Twenty-five girls and boys ages 4-9 attended the clinic where they were buddied with two college players each. After stretching, working on passing, shooting and practicing their defense, both the girls group and boys group had a chance to play fun games. Senior men's captain Ryan Hills said of the experience, "There's no better way to get to know new teammates than to donate some time putting smiles on the faces of little kids." Junior women's captain Elizabeth Josephson agreed. "Not only was this great team building for two programs looking to make playoffs in conference this year, but I think everyone truly enjoyed the clinic, kids and college players alike."
Head Coach Tyler Sheikh plans to put on more clinics in the future. "For our first clinic I'd call it a resounding success," he said. "Parents had a chance to get their kids outside. The little ones learned some new things, but more than anything they had a lot of fun. Even better, I got to see my players interact and serve as role models."