Soccer Heads Out In The Community

Jan. 21, 2017

FORT WORTH – Giving back to a community that has given them so much is one of the core principles of the TCU women’s soccer program. On Saturday, Feb. 21 the team took to a Fort Worth neighborhood to assist Habitat for Humanity with a house build.

“We were really excited,” said TCU sophomore Kayla Hill. “It was something new for most of us. Knowing that you are giving back to your community gets you motivated. It’s a different motivation than it is before a game, but it’s something you know you are doing for your community and a family. You want to do your best for them.”

Most team members will admit to not knowing much about building houses, but the challenges faced on that Saturday taught them many lessons that they can apply to life and soccer.

“It taught us hard work,” said TCU freshman Sarah Riley. “Most of us have never picked up a hammer and nails and built a house. It showed us all the little steps that go into building a house. It showed us how one little nail can hold a house together. Putting hard work into the little things will help hold the big picture all together.”

The Fort Worth community has been a strong supporter of the women’s soccer program. TCU traditionally averages over 1,500 fans per game, which ranks in the top 10 nationally. Hill acknowledged that being able to give back to a community that has given them so much support provided extra motivation when hammering those nails.

“It was nice to give back to the community because they always show up to our games and support us,” said Hill. “It’s nice to help the community and show them that we can help them, too. Fort Worth is great at supporting all the sports at TCU so this is one way we can repay them.”



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