The SNHU Athletic department hosted Penmen Kickoff at Penmen Stadium, September 8. The event displayed action from field hockey, men’s soccer and women’s soccer and tours of the stadium and free food and giveaways.

The event recognized the new stadium, which officially opened in February. The campus community gathered at the stadium Saturday afternoon for a day filled with Penmen Pride.

Fans received tours of the stadium at 11a.m. Then at 1p.m., field hockey faced off against Limestone. At 4p.m., men’s soccer took on Molloy, and at 7p.m., women’s soccer took down Le Moyne under the lights. Promotions were given to fans at halftime during each game.

Fans were treated to giveaways such as Penmen Pride t-shirts, popcorn, soda and hot dogs, a street fair featuring music, corn hole, washers and bucket ball, and tabling from SNHU Alumni, SNHU Athletic Marketing, SNHU Campus Recreation and New England’s Tap House Grille.

The event showcased the pride the SNHU community has.

“(The event) makes us approach the game with a little bit of excitement,” said women’s soccer Head Coach, Elie Monteiro. “Everyone has always supported us. I’m talking administration, staff, athletic department, other student athletes. They always supported sports programs. And the fact that they wear their school colors to the stadium with so much respect and aspiration, it brings it onto the players. The community is all supporting you to do your best.”

Catherine Lachance
Catherine is a junior at SNHU majoring in communications. She is in her second year as the Sports Editor for the Press. She is also a member of club tennis. When she's not writing, Catherine can be found in the Penmen Press office or around campus taking pictures.