- The FSU Women's soccer team will test the regional Division I waters this spring during a short 5-week "non-traditional" season as permitted under NCAA guidelines. The team will travel to University of Maryland - Baltimore County (UMBC) and Mount Saint Mary's, both of the Division I Northeast Conference, in addition to games at John's Hopkins in Baltimore and Penn St. Altoona, both from Division III.
"Since we have such a strong returning group, we're taking this opportunity to see how we stack up against some of Maryland's Division I teams,” said head coach Brian Parker, who recently finished his first season at Frostburg State.
Since Division I teams do not usually schedule Division III teams like FSU in the fall, the spring season affords schools the opportunity to play regional games across conferences and even NCAA divisions.
"I'm familiar with all the coaches and all the campuses and I just view it as an opportunity for our players to see what Division I is like, in terms of both quality of facilities and the caliber of the competition, without any pressure on them in the spring season,” said Parker. "It's also good for our players and their families, whenever we can play games closer to home in the Baltimore/Washington area"
Friday, April 4th at UMBC, 6:30pm
Friday, April 11th, at Johns Hopkins, 6:30pm
Friday, April 25th, at Mt. St. Mary's, 5:30pm
Friday, May 2nd, at Penn St.-Altoona, 5:00pm
For further information on this release, contact:
Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532-2303