August 29, 2008

GCSU Soccer Locker-Room Gets Facelift

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MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - In an effort to make Georgia College & State University more of a home for Bobcat soccer players, the locker-room at West Campus got a much-needed facelift this summer.

The facility has a much softer look, and is more inviting with the addition of couches to add more home-styled furniture.

Bobcat futbollers can also enjoy their own sit-in style locker, complete with attractive name plate.

"Renovating this locker-room was one of the first things I wanted to take care of on my arrival," said GCSU head coach Juan Pablo Favero. "A locker-room should serve as a second home for a student-athlete, and where the facility was at when I came here was unacceptable."

The improvements aren't going unnoticed by the team.

"It has just so much more of a homey feel," said senior forward Hayley Ferrell (Hampton, Ga.). "It's just a 180 degree turn from where it was before. We actually have nice, big lockers now!"

The Bobcats will get their first game-use out of the facility tonight at 7 p.m. when they take on Belmont Abbey College.

"What was once a rarely-used attribute of this West Campus facility will now be the central location for Bobcat soccer," said Favero, "and I'd like to deeply thank everyone involved in the project's success."

The Georgia College Department of Athletics sponsors 10 varsity athletic programs at the NCAA Division II level. As a Division II program, Georgia College 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. Follow the Bobcats and their positive impact on the Milledgeville community at www.gcsu.edu/bobcats.