April 28, 2011
San Jose, Calif.----The 2011 San Jose State women's soccer team hosts its Alumni Game that will cap off spring season soccer this Saturday, April 30 at Spartan Field. Kick-off is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. at the corner of Alma and 10th streets on South Campus, across from Spartan Stadium.
Admission to the Alumni Game is free of charge.
"Our Alumni Game and barbeque gives our Spartan family a chance to share stories and experiences with each other," stated head coach Jeff Leightman who brought back the tradition in 2009. "It's really important to reach out to our alumni, to build and reconnect relationships."
The game will be divided into two teams, SJSU Alumni vs. 2011 Spartans. Following the game, there will be a reception barbeque around 1:30 p.m. for participants and invited guests along the sideline of Spartan Field.
One notable returning Spartan, Stacie Alberico, arguably one of the greatest players in the 16-year history of the Spartan women's program, will play for the SJSU Alumni.
Stacie starred at San Jose State as Stacie Savage for the Spartans in 1996 and 1997. The two-time Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year, set San Jose State career scoring records for goals scored (33) and points (77), marks that still stand today.
Alberico, a graduate of Fremont High School in Sunnyvale, Calif., was chosen in the 10th round as the 68th overall player by FC Gold Pride on January 16, 2009.
The Spartans enter Saturday's friendly with a three-game win streak in spring soccer, previously defeating the California Storm 4-3, Foothill College 5-0, and Cal State Monterey Bay 1-0.
2011 San Jose State Women's Soccer Spring Results/Schedule
Spring Match 1: San Jose State vs. Saint Mary's, (Tie) 1-1
Spring Match 2: San Jose State vs. UC Santa Barbara, (L) 1-0
Spring Match 3: San Jose State vs. Cal, Friday, (L) 5-2
Spring Match 4: San Jose State vs. Sonoma State, (L) 1-0
Spring Match 5: San Jose State vs. California Storm, (W) 4-3
Spring Match 6: San Jose State vs. Foothill College, (W) 5-0
Spring Match 7: San Jose State vs. Cal State Monterey Bay, (W) 1-0
Spring Match 8: San Jose State vs. SJSU Alumni, Saturday, April 30, 12:00 p.m. (Spartan Field)