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Athletes Play for Positive Change in Nicaragua

Women’s Coach, Player Work With Soccer Without Borders

UMass Lowell women's soccer players participate in Soccer Without Borders in Nicaragua

02/13/2014
By Julia Gavin 

Video by Alfonso Velasquez

Women’s soccer Asst. Coach Jamie Gillis ’10 and team captain Margaret McSpiritt love their sport, which has taught them about team-building, conflict resolution, and self-development. They worked with Soccer Without Borders over winter break to share their experiences with young people in Nicaragua. McSpiritt and Gillis blogged throughout the trip and say the experience was a fantastic opportunity to pass on their love of soccer.