Last week, the FINAL two days of games were held for all three of the JCU soccer teams – men’s 11v11, men’s futsal, and women’s! This has been such a great semester for these teams – especially because it was the last semester for the men’s 11v11 captain, Riccardo Vallese, forward Lukas Loishacker (both are graduating) and some excellent study abroad players that will unfortunately be returning to their home universities as the Fall 2017 semester comes to an end.
Last night, our coed volleyball and basketball teams participated in their FINAL games of the Fall 2017 semester! Both teams have worked incredibly hard over the past several months and put in a great last effort – we want to thank all of the new and returning students and to those study abroad students that really went the extra mile for both of these teams.. the games would not have been the same without you, and we had a lot of fun this semester!
On Wednesday, November 15th, our Athletics Coordinator Marco Iorio and all three of our soccer team captains (Valeria Muzzin, Riccardo Vallese, Marco Fortuna) as well as Francesco Giordano from our coed basketball team, were featured on the Italian television program, ‘Pianeta Sport TV’ to discuss and represent JCU Athletics!
Last night at Virgilio high school, our coed volleyball team played at 9:15 pm against the Iorio’s team in a tough, but fun match! We also had a special guest appearance from the JCU Gladiator mascot at our pregame pep rally – with music, pizza, and good vibes!
Last night, the ‘Gladiators Pep Rally’ was held at Trastevere Stadium right before all three of our JCU soccer team’s competed in games – the women’s and men’s 5v5 played against the American University of Rome while our men’s 11v11 team competed against Erasmus in Campus.
We also got to see a performance from our Gladiator mascot and JCU cheerleaders, as they pumped up our players and fans for the game! Overall, it was a great turnout of supporters and we were happy to see so many people cheering on our teams and showing some JCU spirit!
Last night, the 11v11 soccer Universities of Rome Championship began! Immediately a difficult task for our men’s team as they were about to compete against last year’s champions of Link Campus University!