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Bengal Soccer entertains FC Challengers

August 24, 2009

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The University of Maine at Fort Kent soccer teams hosted the FC Challengers out of the Mirabel region of Quebec this past weekend on the UMFK campus. 

The soccer club, located just outside of Montreal, brought their senior men’s and women’s teams as well as select younger players to tour the UMFK campus and surrounding area. 

The group, which included players, coaches and some parents, met with the UMFK admissions staff and toured the campus.  The teams had training sessions Friday evening and played games on Saturday and Sunday.  A banquet was held on Saturday evening highlighted by a presentation by UMFK President Dr. Richard Cost.

Women’s soccer coach, Lucas Levesque, recruited players off the Challengers last season and has three of them on his team this fall as incoming freshmen. 

FC Challengers has over 1,300 players ranging from ages 6 to 18 and plays soccer year round.  They have top notch coaching and state of the art facilities that both Coach Ashby and Leveque were able to witness first hand on summer recruiting visit in which the three ladies signed Letters of Intent to attend UMFK. 

The club was then gracious enough to make the six hour trip to Fort Kent this past weekend to experience what UMFK has to offer both academically and athletically.FC Challenger directors, coaches, players and parents were very impressed with UMFK’s hospitality and thoroughly enjoyed their visit. Both groups look forward to a working relationship in the future.