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 and minoring in psychology. She is in her first year as Lead Copy Editor for the Press. She previously served as Sports Editor for a year and a half. She has a passion for writing and sharing people's stories and loves interacting with the SNHU athletic community. In addition to the Press, Catherine has written professionally for Turley Publications in Palmer, Massachusetts. She is also a tennis coach at Longmeadow Country Club in Longmeadow, Massachusetts during the summer. Catherine is also working on her website, Cat's Writing Blog, where she shares all the stories she has written for press, as well as personal experiences she has gone through. She hopes to receive an internship next year at a journalism or marketing agency.

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