After winning the Universities of Rome Championship last season (2016/17), our women’s soccer team, the Lady Gladiators, still remain as strong of a team as ever – even with the constant shifting of players due to the increasingly growing number of students that study abroad at JCU every semester. Nevertheless, the returning veteran players build chemistry with our new players and consistently make each semester successful. Our JCU Lady Gladiators are currently 2nd place in the league standings, right behind Foro Italico.
Another semester has come and gone, ending just as quickly as it began. Each semester, we are lucky enough to meet students from all over the world that want to participate in JCU varsity sports, either studying abroad or seeking a degree, and represent JCU pride – ultimately becoming true JCU Gladiators!
Our new segment on the Athletics blog is called, “#BeingAGladiator”, where we will interview a study abroad student and a degree-seeking student from each varsity team to find out all about them and their experiences as JCU Gladiators Continue reading “#BeingAGladiator – Men’s 11v11 Soccer”
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!