Lady Trojans to Serve Jamaica
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
by Jordan Argo
HANNIBAL, Mo. – As the school year nears and athletes begin to report back for practice, 20 members of the Hannibal-LaGrange Women’s Soccer team have returned earlier than usual. However, they will not be returning for a typical pre-season training camp.
On August 9 these players, as well as Head Coach Jason Nichols and Assistant Coach Cody Smith, will depart for Kingston, Jamaica to help serve orphanages and run soccer camps for Jamaican children while also sharpening their skills while facing a few elite Jamaican teams.
“The purpose for the trip is to give the student-athletes a cross cultural experience that will involve serving each other and the Jamaican people,” stated Coach Nichols. “This will also give those, who choose to, an opportunity to share their faith in Jesus Christ. I’m confident we will return to campus having some great friendships started that will result in a ‘team first’ attitude with the ladies interested most in achieving things together rather than individually. I expect this trip to have a profound impact on the upcoming season.”
The team’s sports ministry trip, through Global Soccer Ministries, will come to an end on August 16. However, the effect that these women will make and the effects made on them may very well linger for a lifetime.
Founded in 1858, Hannibal-LaGrange University is a four-year liberal arts college fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and prides itself in its traditional and nontraditional educational experience in a distinctively Christian environment. For more information about HLGU or its athletics programs, please visit hlg.edu.
Contact InformationCarolyn Carpenter
Director of Public Relations