Women's Soccer Supports National Health Center Week

The Xavier women's soccer team visited Lincoln Heights Health Center.

The Xavier women's soccer team visited Lincoln Heights Health Center.

Aug 28, 2013

CINCINNATI - Last weekend the Xavier women's soccer team helped celebrate National Health Center Week, a campaign centered on providing access to affordable, high quality, cost-effective health care to medically vulnerable and underserved people throughout the United States.

The women's soccer team visited the Lincoln Heights Health Center for the GE Back-to-School Health Fair on Saturday morning and talked with children and families about the importance of staying active and eating right. They also spent time teaching fundamental soccer skills with the children in attendance.

"Participating in the health fair was such a rewarding experience for my teammates and me as it provided a great opportunity for community interaction," said Laura Rao, a senior on the team who helped organize the event. "It was awesome to see firsthand how much the kids look up to us as collegiate athletes and considers our lifestyles a healthy example. I really enjoyed how simply kicking the ball around with the participants truly helped create a sense of unity among Cincinnati residents in pursuit of healthier lifestyles for kids."

The women's soccer team is back in action on Friday as they take on North Dakota in the Boilermaker Challenge Cup in West Lafayette.