High Attendance Numbers Headline Women Soccer's First Ever ID Camp
UMKC Athletics 7-19-2013
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(Kansas City, Mo.) – Hosting the second of three designated soccer camps this summer, the Kansas City women’s soccer program put on its first ever ID Camp Program for premier and competitive players (Grades 8-12) who are aspiring to be student-athletes at the collegiate level.

Over the next two days, more than 90 players from eight different states are receiving top-notch tips to improve their skills not only from head coach Chris Cissell and his coaching staff, but a handful of Kangaroo players, along with multiple soccer coaches from around the Kansas City area.

In addition, several college coaches will be attendance throughout both days to see the players showcase their skills.

Entering his third season at the helm, Cissell is extremely thrilled about this opportunity. 

“With this being our first time having an ID Camp to attract 94 girls is absolutely fantastic.”

Assisting Cissell during this specialized camp are current Kangaroo players Allison Schau, Presley Chrisco, Sophie Rackham, Klorissa Kavan, Kaely Tott and Ashley Gann.    

A native of Scotts, Mich., Schau wishes she had an opportunity like this growing up.

“They have the chance to showcase their skills in front of 30 college coaches that should be here, so they should really seize the opportunity.”

As for Rackham, she is relishing the chance to work with the young athletes.

“It’s good to see the girls develop,” said the junior midfielder.  “Even though we’re doing some basic drills, you can never do enough of them to get better.”

To conclude the summer, the Kangaroos will host the Youth Clinic tomorrow (K – 5th grade) that will be a fun opportunity for campers to learn and develop new skills.

Meanwhile, the Blue & Gold will kick-off their 2013 regular season campaign on Friday, Aug. 23 at home against the SIU-Edwardsville Cougars at 7 p.m. 

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