SKYHAWK SOCCER TO CELEBRATE ALUMNI WEEKEND ON SEPT. 28-30
September 6, 2012
MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin soccer coaching staff cordially invites all Skyhawk soccer to attend Alumni Weekend on Friday, Sept. 28 through Sunday, Sept. 30 to coincide with the team’s first two Ohio Valley Conference home matches.
Head coach Phil McNamara is in his third year at the helm of the UT Martin soccer program and is coming off the first NCAA Tournament appearance in program history. McNamara has also led the charge for several facility upgrades at Skyhawk Field, including all new lights installed over the summer that has provided the opportunity to play night matches for the first time ever.
“Last year was the first time we had an alumni weekend and it was very successful,” McNamara said. “We look forward to seeing even more alumni come back and catch up with the current members of the program and their friends.”
The Alumni Weekend festivities begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, when the Skyhawks open their OVC home slate against in-state rival Austin Peay. All alumni will be recognized at halftime of that match against the Lady Govs, who UT Martin has not lost to since 2006.
The day of Saturday, Sept. 29 will begin with a tailgate at 9:30 a.m. for the Skyhawk football game against Eastern Kentucky at Graham Stadium. After taking in the football game at 11 a.m., a UT Martin soccer alumni game will take place at 4:30 p.m., followed by an alumni dinner.
UT Martin returns to the pitch on Sunday, Sept. 30 against rival Murray State at 2 p.m. The Skyhawk soccer alums will be recognized again at the halftime break of that match.
The Skyhawks play at Arkansas State on Friday, Sept. 7 before returning home on Sunday, Sept. 9 against in-state foe Lipscomb at 1 p.m.