Blue Devils Help Honor 9/11 Victims

The Central Connecticut women's soccer team played a pair of games on Friday and Sunday this past weekend, dropping a decision to Marist and then playing to a 2-2 draw against Big East foe on Sunday.

But it was what they did on Saturday that many of the players will remember for a lifetime.  

The Blue Devils provided a free soccer clinic to over 200 young players in Wethersfield on Saturday. 

The clinic was part of the 9-11 Memorial Soccer Jamboree celebrating the lives of three Wethersfield residents (David Winton, Richard Keane & Jeffrey Bittner) who lost their lives in the World Trade Center on that fateful day.

"This was an important event for us to participate in," head coach Mick D'Arcy said over the weekend.  "We had a chance to give something back, to help those young players, and to honor three people whose lives were lost 10 years ago.  On the anniversary of 9/11, we felt it was important for our players to understand all of that.  It was a great event and we were honored to be a part of it."

The Blue Devils give several clinics throughout the year to hundreds of youngsters in the surrounding areas of New Britain.

"Our kids have a chance to be positive role models and to help mold some of the youth in our area," D'Arcy said.  "We get back much more than we give when we take the time to teach, listen and learn from these kids."