UVA Club of Michigan President Rob Hilliard (CLAS '74) and UVA Women's Soccer Coach Steve Swanson.
Coach Swanson flanked by John Kenney (ED '76, PAR '05, '07) and his wife, Carol (PAR '05, '07). John played football at UVA. His son was a netminder for the 1999 NCAA UVA Championship lacrosse team.
Players and Coach Swanson meet with Michigan Wahoos after Virginia's 1-0 win over Illinois.
Redshirt 2nd year Courtney Petersen, #8, (CLAS '19 and Michigan native) prepares her run down the left flank. Courtney's corner off a set piece 10 minutes into the match resulted in the winning goal - a header by Megan Reid (CLAS '18) - as UVA defeated the Fighting Illini 1-0.
The teams cross paths in their post-match hand-shakes.
UVA team tent.
UVA Women warm-up before their match with the University of Illinois.
The UVA CLub of Michigan helped the UVA women’s soccer program kick off the most challenging season to-date at a pre-season “friendly” with the University of Illinois in Maple City, Michigan. UVA fans enjoyed the match (UVA won, 1-0, over the Fighting Illini) and a meet-and-greet with the team and Coach Steve Swanson after the match. We have high hopes for a promising season!