All welcome to W Club Tailgate Event for men's and women's soccer in Seattle

News Release Date:
Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Each year the W Club sponsors tailgating events at road games and matches for Whitman athletic teams. These events have provided Whitman's students, who also happen to be varsity athletes, with invaluable support as they compete away from campus. Since the W Club was established, four years ago, events have been held in support of tennis, basketball, swimming, baseball, volleyball and soccer. In fact, one of the first ever W Club tailgates was held on the soccer pitch in 2008 at the University of Puget Sound. It was only a matter of time before the W Club put together another celebration of Whitman's men's and women's successful soccer programs.

The main fall event will be held on Saturday, October 13th at the PLU soccer field in Seattle, WA, as the men's and women's teams look to notch conference victories against the Lutes. The event starts shortly before the kickoff of the women's game at noon, and the W Club has generously arranged for lunch and beverages to be provided by the PLU food service for both the teams, parents or alumni in the area who want to come enjoy the occasion and cheer on our amazing student athletes. Before the games, Director of Athletics Dean Snider will "introduce our players and coaches, and make sure the coaches have a chance to talk about their programs and their prospects for the year." He will also present on the college's vision on athletics, and talk about the tremendous support the W Club has given.

Dean Snider

The tailgating party will gather at halftime of the women's game (approximately 12:45 PM), and reconvene between games (approximately 1:45 PM, pending OT). Said Snider, "This is an opportunity to support the student athletes. We are proud to promote and highlight our soccer programs for alumni and parents in the area."

The women's team, led by head coach Heather Cato, will be in need of an energy boost playing the third out of a four-game road swing, while 13-year coach Mike Washington's squad will be looking to pin a loss on the 2nd place Lutes.


What: W Club Tailgate event - Women's and Men's Soccer (catered by PLU Food Service)

When: Saturday, October 13. Women's Game starts at 12:00 noon, Men start at 2:30

We will gather at the women's half (approx 12:045) and and between games (approx 1:45 -later with OT)

Where: PLU soccer Field - NE Corner of the Field there will be a tent with food. Rain backup in Field house)

Here's the official invite