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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

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.