Jan 15, 2013

Richmond Kickers host fourth annual Pro-Am Challange, March 16

Set to Face NCAA Finalists Georgetown University March 16

RICHMOND, VA – (Monday, January 14, 2013) – The Richmond Kickers are pleased to host NCAA Finalists Georgetown University and the fourth annual Pro-Am Challenge at Ukrop Park on Saturday, March 16 at 7:00 p.m.Tickets are on sale now for $5.00 each, youth and adult and space is limited to just 500 seats.

Georgetown had a dream season on their way to a NCAA Championship appearance and Coach Wiese and his staff are to be congratulated for compiling such an impressive group of players,” commented Leigh Cowlishaw, Richmond Kickers Director of Soccer.  “As always, the Pro-Am Challenge is about playing the best that college soccer has to offer and I have no doubt that the Hoyas will provide exactly the type of competition we are looking for in preseason.”

The Hoyas put together a historic season going 19-4-3, and advancing to the national championship where the team fell, 1-0, to Indiana University. Along the way, the 2012 team advanced further than any team in program history, won the BIG EAST Blue Division Regular Season, made it to the BIG EAST Tournament Championship and set a new record for wins in a season.

Leading the Georgetown roster are such players as U-20 U.S. National Team players Brandon Allen and Tomas Gomez, NSCAA All-American Steve Neumann and MLS Combine participants Ian Christianson, Tommy Muller and Jimmy Nealis.

Georgetown will be familiar with Ukrop Park, having used the complex for preseason training in 2011.  They will return to the Kickers state-of-the-art facility in September 2013 to host the 2011 NCAA Champions and ACC Powerhouse University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.

In addition to the Pro-Am Challenge, at least one other showcase game will headline the Kickers preseason schedule with an announcement of dates and opponents coming later this week.

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