Nov. 2, 2012
El Paso, Texas - Conference USA women's soccer players spent Thursday afternoon at the El Paso Children's Hospital for Children as part of C-USA's continued efforts to become the best Division I-A collegiate conference in athletics, academics and in the community. Eight student-athletes participated in the event that included playing games, arts & crafts, signing autographs and just talking to the kids.
Watch our visit to El Paso Children's Hospital
Junior Lynn Froetscher and sophomore Jacyln Silsby of the tournament's top seed Colorado College were joined by junior goalkeeper Lianne Maldonado and freshman Allie Gerry of No. 20 UCF, SMU freshman Lissi Lonsberry and junior goalie Meg Stewart and Tulsa senior all-conference first team defender Claire Hulcer and junior Bradi Hinch as they visited with patients and put smiles on the children's faces, while getting a few smiles of their own in return.
The Mission of El Paso Children's Hospital is to provide compassionate, coordinated, family-centered care for children with a dedicated commitment to excellent patient outcomes, inclusive leadership and innovative pediatric research and education.
The Conference USA Women's Soccer Championship semifinals continue Friday at host UTEP's University Field. The first semifinal match between top-seed Colorado College and No. 5 seed Tulsa will begin at 4:30 p.m. MDT, with No. 3 seed UCF facing No. 7 SMU at 7:00 p.m. MDT. The championship final will be held Sunday at 12 p.m. MST and will be televised live on CBS College Sports.
Photo Cutline (left to right): Bradi Hinch (Tulsa), Jaclyn Silsby (Colorado College), Lissi Lonsberry (SMU), Allie Gerry (UCF), Meg Stewart (SMU), Lynn Froetscher (Colorado College), Lianne Maldonado (UCF) and Claire Hulcer (Tulsa).