Bobcat Soccer Adds Five Spring Competitions

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - With dates starting Friday and lasting through mid-April, the Georgia College & State University soccer team and head coach Juan Pablo Favero have announced five spring competitions.

"We are excited about the level of competition, as the Spring is truly a time of developing and challenging our players," Favero said. "We look forward to seeing them grow as we prepare for a very tough schedule next fall and the continued success we have experienced the last two years."

The spring slate begins Friday, Feb. 27 at 8 p.m., traveling to Division I Mercer University in Macon, Ga.

March 7 the Bobcats will host the first of two Little Feet Friendlies at Bobcat  Field on Georgia College's West Campus. The Bobcats will invite the GSA Phoenix, Concorde Fire and Cobb FC club teams, with games running from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tournament will also feature a OCSL Youth Team exhibition during the intermission.

The tourney will serve as a awareness opportunity for the Little Feet program as well as all concession proceeds going to Race for the Cure.

March 15, the Bobcats will make the trip to Atlanta, at Georgia State University taking on Western Carolina University at both 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

April 4 wraps up the 2009 spring slate, as GCSU will take on both Georgia Southern University and FC Pontevedre at GSU's soccer field.

The second Little Feet Friendlies has a tentative date set for April 18, with more details to come.

The Bobcats are coming off the best season in program history, making their first trip to the NCAA Tournament, entering the NSCAA Division II National Poll and reaching as high as No. 19. Georgia College was 13-3-4 for the best winning percentage in school history.

Visit www.GCSUBobcats.com to nominate your favorite former Bobcats and Colonials to the GCSU Athletics Hall of Fame. The GCSU Department of Athletics sponsors 10 varsity athletic programs at the NCAA Division II level. As a Division II program, GCU prides itself on balancing the life of the student-athlete, evidenced by the Bobcats' multiple appearances in post-season competition as well as documented academic success and community-service involvement.