Men's Soccer at Harcum
When Men's Soccer kicks off its first season on September 6 under the aegis of Harcum's newest varsity coach Matt MacWilliams, it will be an historic first for Harcum. Competing in Division I of Region 19 of the National Junior College Athletic Association, Harcum will be the fifth Region 19 school to offer Division I soccer.
Coach MacWilliams has assembled a roster of players, some of whom hail from countries across the Atlantic and near the Equator. Regardless of their country of origin, all the players have the drive to win.
"We have 17 games on the schedule," Coach MacWIlliams said, "and we are aiming for wins." The men's first home game is slated for September 20 at 12 noon. The Women's Soccer Team, coached by Samantha Farlow, has a scrimmage against Camden this Saturday, August 23. Both soccer teams play their home games at the Barack Hebrew Academy, 272 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., in Bryn Mawr.
Beginning this season, all soccer players will be able to practice on the Harcum College campus. To allow for more efficient use of practice time and better prepare both Men's and Women's Teams for competitive play, the College added a practice field next to the Great Lawn of the Academic Center on the Bryn Mawr Campus. The project began in July with the long-planned goal of making the field suitable for practice for both the men's and women's soccer teams. While the Harcum field is too small for regulation play, Athletic Director Drew Kelly said the primary goal was to get the teams back on campus for their morning and afternoon workouts.
Kelly reports that work on the practice field is nearly complete. The field has been lengthened and graded, holes have been filled, and a sprinkler system added. The field and boundaries have been striped. Sod is being placed now which will take roughly a week longer to root.