Soccer (W)

Catawba Soccer Teams Take a "Time Out" to Thank Faculty and Staff


SALISBURY, NC – If you have ever been to a Catawba College soccer doubleheader you should be well aware of how things typically go.  The women’s team usually plays first followed by a short break while the men warm up, then start lineup, national anthem and then kickoff.   On Wednesday, October 16th, the players and coaches of the two teams changed things up a bit. 

In between games, the two teams met on the field to take time out of warming up or heading to the showers, to stop and say, “Thank you” to the faculty and staff of Catawba College. 

Earlier in the week and season, the players of each team singled out a particular professor or staff member who has inspired or left a meaningful impression on them.   The athletes then asked that special someone to attend the Wednesday night game where one-by-one the faculty members were called onto the field to meet with the athlete and be recognized. 

“We have such an outstanding group of people here at Catawba College, helping our students every day.  This was just a simple way for our teams to say ‘Thank you.’ ” said Ken Hassler, head coach for men’s soccer and new to Catawba’s program this year.

The Catawba soccer players recognized a wide range of college employees -- from the college’s provost, Dr. Michael Bitzer, to several members who work in the school’s dining hall.   No one was too big or too small to be recognized. 

Head women’s soccer coach, Michael Swan explained, “The faculty plays such an important role for the students. The students were honored to see the great support of our faculty and vice versa. I think this type of togetherness makes Catawba such a special place for our students.”

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«January 2018»
January 3

Basketball (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 76-70

Basketball (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 63-85

January 5

Swimming MEN vs. ASHLAND 84-117

Swimming WOMEN vs. ASHLAND 102-95

January 6

Swimming Women @ Limestone 103-142

Swimming Men @ Limestone 104-136

Basketball (W) @ Carson-Newman 60-88

Basketball (M) @ Carson-Newman 75-101

January 10

Basketball (W) vs. COKER 55-52

Basketball (M) vs. COKER 77-71

January 12

Swimming WOMEN vs. BARTON 141-90

Swimming MEN vs. BARTON 131-89

January 13

Basketball (W) vs. MARS HILL  80-56

Basketball (M) vs. MARS HILL 83-68

January 18

Basketball (W) vs. NEWBERRY 65-73

Basketball (M) vs. NEWBERRY 87-92

January 20

Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 1) 

Swimming Men @ Lenoir-Rhyne 86-173

Swimming Women @ Lenoir-Rhyne 151-107

Basketball (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 65-47

Basketball (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 61-90

January 21

Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 2) 

January 24

Basketball (W) vs. QUEENS 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. QUEENS 8 p.m.

January 26

Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 1)

January 27

Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 2)

Basketball (W) @ Tusuclum 2 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Tusculum 4 p.m.

January 31

Basketball (W) @ Wingate 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Wingate 8 p.m.

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Basketball (M) Team Photo