Lyon and Hesselbach Head to NCAA College Cup For YES Clinc
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Bloomington, Ind. The IU womens soccer team ended its season nearly a month ago with a 1-0 overtime loss to Purdue in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament. When Ohio State went on to win the conference championship, IUs hopes of an NCAA Tournament berth were dashed. But long before a College Cup appearance was out of the question, head coach Mick Lyon and junior defender Erin Hesselbach had committed to participating in the NCAA YES Clinc. Hesselbach was named to the Big Ten's second team for her performance this season and will return in 2003 to lead the Hoosiers.
It is a great honor to be chosen as a guest coach at the YES Clinic, said Lyon. It is a great opportunity for both Erin and myself to not only see the top teams in the nation compete, but also to interact with hundreds of girls from the Austin, Texas area who can gain some personal experience from interaction with college coaches and players.
The NCAA, as part of its education and outreach initiative, began the YES Clinics during the 1985-86 seasons to reach young athletes ages 10-18 in the communities where NCAA Championships are hosted. Coaches and student-athletes alike encourage young players from a variety of sport disciplines to pursue their athletic and academic goals.
YES clinics annually attract the best and brightest coaches and student-athletes who are dedicated to teaching and caring for youth. YES is another way that coaches and student-athletes share the NCAA's commitment to challenging young people to strive for higher levels of achievement in both athletics and academics.
Its a wonderful event and I look forward to doing my part in helping encourage youth soccer at this years College Cup, said Lyon. Erin and I are both proud to participate and represent Indiana University in Austin.