(Notre Dame, Ind.) On Saturday, August 11th, the Holy Cross Women's Soccer team spent a day with Habitat for Humanity on a build project for the Nelson family.
In the midst of a tough training camp preparing for the 2012 season opener against Lawrence Technological University, the Women's Soccer team managed to find some free time last Saturday to help out with a Habitat for Humanity build. The team worked two sessions on the site; one from 8:00am-12:00-pm, and the second from 1:00pm-5:00pm.
The girls were responsible for numerous activities throughout the build. Some of these included putting up walls in the basement and garage of the home, calking, and using all different kinds of power tools. "It was great to see their personalities come out working together," said assistant coach Valerie Patout. "The girls really stepped up being out of their element and learning how to use all of the different power tools."
Head coach Carlos Reynolds also noticed a positive reaction with his team throughout this build. "It was very impressive to see the girls come together during this build. Working the two sessions, paired with three a day practices, is not an easy task. Everyone was exhausted, but they fought through it and worked hard to get everything completed. They showed real team dedication."
Although a lot of hard work was required to complete this task, sophomore Sally Allgeier (Fort Wayne, Ind.) said the most rewarding aspect of the day was seeing the family's reaction. "It felt really good to help someone like this. The reaction the family gave us after we had completed everything was priceless."
The Saints open up the 2012 season on Wednesday, August 22nd vs. Lawrence Technological University at 5:00pm EST. The match will be played behind the Pfeil Center on the campus of Holy Cross College.
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