Amherst Women's Soccer 2008 European Tour
Eighteen members of the 2007 Amherst women's soccer team have returned to kick off the 2008 season overseas.
AMHERST, MA – The Amherst College women’s soccer team is still one month away from its first official game of 2008, but the Lord Jeffs will look to set the tone for the season when they arrive overseas for more than a week of culture, competition and the experience of a lifetime. Amherst departs from Logan Airport Wednesday, Aug. 6 to spend four days in Monaco and four more in Spain, and will return to the states Friday, Aug. 15.
Head coach Jen Hughes is thrilled to be a part of what is expected to be a valuable experience for her team. "We are incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to travel together as a team to Monaco and Spain. We have received generous support from Amherst alumni in planning the Monaco program, so the trip promises to be incredibly unique and special. The highlights of the program include three matches against international competition, an AS Monaco FC match, an FC Barcelona match, and a reception with the Mayor of Monaco. It will be a valuable training opportunity and an exciting cultural experience, and we hope the trip sets the tone for a successful 2008 season."
This marks the second time the Amherst women's soccer program has been fortunate enough to travel overseas, as the Lord Jeffs spent time in Denmark and Holland in 1997.
The Lord Jeffs' trip will touch on an existing connection between Monaco and the College on the Hill. Albert II, Prince of Monaco, enrolled at Amherst College in the fall of 1977 as Albert Grimaldi and graduated in 1981 with a degree in political science.
The AS Monaco Football Club is pleased to welcome Amherst College and has featured the Lord Jeffs on its official Website. Please follow the links below to tag along as Amherst travels through Europe. The team's photo gallery, running diary and match results will be updated daily beginning Friday, Aug. 8, pending internet availability.