Huskies Raise Breast Cancer Awareness, Honor 2009 Seniors at Final Home Contests

GO HUSKIES 2009 Women's Soccer Senior Class
2009 Women's Soccer Senior Class

NIU Women's Soccer Senior Day

Oct. 15, 2009 

DEKALB, Ill. -  The Northern Illinois women's soccer team has a busy weekend ahead of it, as the Huskies look to close out their home schedule by recognizing October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month Friday, before celebrating Senior Day Sunday. The Huskies will wrap-up their home schedule this weekend as they face Central Michigan Friday at 4 p.m., before playing host to Eastern Michigan Sunday in a 1 p.m. contest.

Friday will mark the first of two final home games for NIU, as the Huskies face off against Central Michigan at 4 p.m. The Huskies will wear pink warm-up gear in order raise awareness for Breast Cancer before the match.

American Cancer Society volunteers will also be available at the game to provide answers to questions fans may have, while also providing interactive exhibits on breast cancer awareness. T-shirts will be available for purchase at the game, with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.

Throughout the match, donations will be accepted at the entrances of the NIU Soccer and Track & Field Complex with all proceeds going directly to the breast cancer division of the American Cancer Society.

In addition to raising awareness about breast cancer, representatives from the American Cancer Society will acknowledge breast cancer survivors on the field during half-time.

"This weekend will be special," head women's soccer coach Carrie Barker said. "We are able to help the American Cancer Society to raise money for a good cause. We appreciate them volunteering to help us make a difference as a program.Sunday will give us a change to acknowledge and recognize each senior and their accomplishments which will make this whole weekend special."

Following Friday's match, the Huskies will close out their home schedule Sunday against Eastern Michigan (7-3-4, 3-1-2 MAC) by celebrating Senior Day prior to the match. At the match, The Huskies will also continue to honor October at Breast Cancer Awareness Month, by wearing their pink warm-up shirts before the game.



Sunday, nine seniors will be honored for all of their hard work as Huskies during the past few years, they include: Lindsey Curnock (Batavia, IL/Batavia), Micaela Damas (Overland Park, KS/Blue Valley North), Audrey Holmer (Elmhurst, IL/York), Lisa Maier (Orland Park, IL/Sandburg), Sara McClard (Mokena, IL/Lincoln-Way East), Kelly Mullany (Naperville, IL/Neuqua Valley), Kim Schmitt (Homewood, IL/Homewood-Flossmoor), Jamie Sitter (Spring Grove, IL/Richmond-Burton), and Cara Stutler (Wichita, KS/Maize).

The Huskies enter Friday's match-up with a 6-6 record against the Chippewas. NIU has won three of its last four contests against Central Michigan. NIU will then face Eastern Michigan, who holds a 3-9-2 all-time series advantage over the Huskies.

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