Women's Soccer And Intramurals Raise Over $600 In "Give Cancer The Boot" Fundraiser

HAMDEN, Conn. - The Quinnipiac University women's soccer team, along with the Quinnipiac Intramurals Department raised over $600 dollars in the First Annual "Give Cancer the Boot!" event on Saturday, May 1 at the Quinnipiac Soccer Field. The event was played in sponsor for a local Connecticut soccer player named Jamie Botteon who was recently diagnosed with cancer.

"am extremely proud of all those who came out to this inaugural event," said Intramurals Director Mike Medina. "The Quinnipiac community continues to impress with the amount of fundraising that they do and the Intramurals Department was happy to assist our women's soccer team in Giving Cancer the Boot!"

The event featured a 4x4 soccer tournament with nine teams coming out to participate. The women's soccer team ran the event selling food and drink to the participants and raffling off donated items as well. Members of the team also played in the tournament.

Each team played five ten minute games followed by a play-off round involving all nine teams. The winning team was the 'Who Beggars' and the members of that team were women's soccer seniors Kara Barrepski (Ellington, Conn.) and Lindsay Oliveri (Waltham, Mass.) joined by Keith Sterling, Kristen Fortino, Jeff Reisman and Chris Fletcher. Barrepski scored tournament-winning goal which was her first goal scored on the Quinnipiac Soccer Field.