MIZZOU WOMEN’S SOCCER GAME SET FOR SEPTEMBER 10; PRECEDES MIZZOU VS. MEMPHIS FOOTBALL GAME ON SEPTEMBER 23
ST. LOUIS – July 27, 2023 – America’s First Soccer Capital welcomes another high-level soccer event to town with Mizzou Athletics announcing it will add an in-state soccer showdown to its Mizzou to the Lou series. The Mizzou women’s soccer team will match up against Missouri State on Sunday, September 10 at 1 p.m. at World Wide Technology Soccer Park.
“We are thrilled to bring the team to compete in St. Louis,” said Mizzou women’s soccer coach Stefanie Golan, a native of St. Charles, Mo. “When I accepted the job at Mizzou, I said that we want to build this program around players from St. Louis and Kansas City first and foremost, so having an opportunity to compete in front of future Tigers in a soccer crazed city is going to be a tremendous experience for our program.”
The women’s soccer match will represent the first official Mizzou to the Lou event to take place and will coincide with St. Louis Youth Soccer Association (SLYSA) games at WWT Soccer Park, coalescing into an entire day of girls and women’s soccer games being dubbed “Girls Got Game” in St. Louis.
“The St. Louis Sports Commission is excited to add the Mizzou women’s soccer team to the growing list of Mizzou athletic events in the St. Louis region this coming school year,” said Sports Commission Senior Vice President Chris Roseman. “Having Mizzou soccer playing in our backyard will be the highlight of an entire day of girls soccer games celebrating the tremendous women who play and coach soccer in our community.”
The Mizzou women’s soccer roster features four players from the St. Louis area: Freshman Ana DiMaria, sophomore Jessica Larson, freshman Morgan Meador, and junior Leah Selm.
With the soccer game and Mizzou’s football game against Memphis planned for September, the Mizzou to the Lou Series is growing and could add other sports to the calendar in coming months. Mizzou Athletics is looking to strengthen its connection with its largest alumni base by bringing more of its sporting events to the St. Louis region.