Football team in Washington D.C. will be the only team with a pool of $1 million to fund scholarships
WASHINGTON, DC – FEBRUARY 27: Players and coaches of the Washington D-C.
United soccer team participate in a training session during the U.S. Men’s National Team training camp at the Training Center on February 27, 2019 in Washingon, Virginia.
(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – The Washington D.-C.
Soccer team has partnered with the U-M athletic department and the Washington State University School of Athletics to provide scholarships to five players who will play at the University of Washington.
The U-Men will also be the first major American collegiate football program to sponsor an athletic scholarship.
The players are:Goalkeeper Brandon Allen, defender Chris Nocera, midfielder Alex Loy, defender Andrew Wiebe, forward Connor Murphy and midfielder Justin Moore.
“We are thrilled to partner with the Washington Soccer Club on this unprecedented effort to provide high-quality sports education to all,” said U-Met president John Thies.
“We believe that our student-athletes will excel in sports and in life.
The WSU School of Medicine is dedicated to providing excellence and excellence in health care and to advancing science.
We are very excited about this partnership and look forward to working with the University to help them achieve their goals.
We hope this partnership can continue to build momentum for other universities to sponsor student-team sports at U-Camps and in our communities.”
The U-Backs have been recognized by the Washington Sports Commission for its partnership with the UW School of Health Sciences, as well as the Washington Athletic Association for its support of the Umar Abdullah Family Foundation.
“The Washington Soccer team will continue to compete and be a part of the world class experience our athletes have at UW,” said WSU president John Thibodeau.
“As a result, we will be able to give the players the best possible experience they have ever had, with a full-time athletic department staff and staff of dedicated coaches.
This is a tremendous opportunity for our players and our school.
We look forward at their success and we will do everything we can to support them in this important endeavor.”
The partnership will fund scholarship programs for athletes and coaches for the 2019 season.
The team will begin its campaign at UW on April 8 against Portland Timbers U-23s at 7:30 p.m. local time, followed by matches against the Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps U-18s on April 19.