Women's soccer participates in Breast Cancer Walk

San Jose, Calif. The San Jose State University women’s soccer team participated Saturday morning, October 22, in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5-Mile Walk at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, Calif., to help support the fight against breast cancer.

The 28 Spartans were part of the over 17,000 walkers who participated in the event, which raised over 1.3 million dollars.

“It was fun to be with the team outside of soccer, and a great feeling knowing that it was benefiting a cause which affects so many people every year,” said senior goalkeeper Erin Lavey, who served as the team liaison for the walk after second-year Spartan head coach Dave Siracusa initiated his squad’s participation. Lavey represented her teammates at the event’s kick-off breakfast in September. “It’s good to know that we could come together and do something positive for others, and it really was a great time. We look forward to doing it again next year.”

“We are proud to recognize the young women of the San Jose State University women’s soccer team in their first year of participating in the annual American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk,” added Erika Mares, San Jose State assistant athletic director for business development and community outreach.

“Our student-athletes joined more than 2,000 other university students from over 26 Bay Area colleges. This small contribution to a larger cause will be a great tradition for our student-athletes to become a part of a larger community and offer support to the lives of those affected by breast cancer. Thank you to Coach Siracusa and Erin (Lavey) for assisting in the coordination of this memorable event.”

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