The Marymount California University Women's Soccer Team stepped up this past week to assist in the relief efforts of Hurricane Harvey. Many are aware of the horrifying devastation that Hurricane Harvey has done in Houston, Texas, and efforts are being coordinated to try to help those people who have lost items due to the devastation. According to Huffington Post, over 32,000 residents have evacuated after Hurricane Harvey destroyed their homes and possessions. Many of the residents that evacuated fled through rising waters with no more than the clothes on their backs, and perhaps a bag or two of personal items.
Individuals, athletes, teams, and conferences around the world have been making major contributions for victims of Hurricane Harvey. The head coaches at The University of Houston reached out to their network of contacts to seek supplies for the victims of Hurricane Harvey, asking coaches of every level of college to send 20 of their schools t-shirts. Don Ott, the Commissioner of the Cal Pac Conference, relayed the information to all of the teams in the conference.
As a result the Women's Soccer Team of Marymount California University made the effort to give back to those in need of clothing items. MCU's Women's Soccer Team, led by Head Coach Anton Arrache, went above and beyond the amount requested. Arrache donated 60 shirts from Marymount California University, as well as some of his very own personal items.
The Mariners felt very fortunate that they were notified of this opportunity to help others in need. Being that MCU is a part of the NAIA, their teams strive to be Champions of Character and incorporate the five core values (Integrity, Respect, Responsibility, Sportsmanship, and Servant Leadership) not only on the field but also in their daily lives. MCU's Women's Soccer Team has shown great efforts of what being a true champion is, and The Marymount family is very proud of The Lady Mariners and their coaches for their efforts on and off the playing field.