This year, UConn soccer is slated to compete at Dillon Stadium in downtown Hartford while the university completes construction of Joseph J. Morrone Stadium at the Rizza Family Soccer Complex in Storrs. If the goal is to increase student attendance, then it’s helpful to remove obstacles. Losing teams aside, a long drive can be a moat between busy students and games.
“I'd like everybody looking to learn to sail, or thinking about joining the team, to know that no experience is needed to join our team,” former president and current team member Sam Grey said. “We take a wide range of sailors in terms of experience, from those that have never stepped in a boat to those that have competed on a national level.”
It has been a tough season to this point for UConn women’s soccer, but one bright spot has been sophomore Sophia Danyko-Kulchycky. “DK,” as she is known, is tied for first on the team with four goals and is tied for second in shots. The Daily Campus caught up with the Chappaqa, New York, native after a recent 5-3 defeat to UCF in which she scored a goal.
With spring sports coming to an end, UConn athletics is wrapping up a successful 2015-16 athletic campaign filled with national championships and all-around accomplishments. With only the baseball team left in action, many UConn teams and the athletic department as a whole are focused on the future and preparing for next season.
UConn athletics take place in so many great venues throughout the state of Connecticut. With places on campus such as soccer’s Morrone Stadium and Gampel Pavilion and bigger off-campus stadiums such as the XL Center and Rentschler Field, each venue has its own strengths and weaknesses. The Daily Campus sports staff picked their favorite place to catch a game and why in this week’s roundtable.