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Bearcat Athletics News

Athletics reunions this fall

With an unprecedented number of athletic reunions and alumni events this semester, here's the rundown with details and registration contacts.

Sept. 16 (Alumni Weekend) - Men's Lacrosse Alumni Game

Join in as the lacrosse alumni revisit the glory days on campus, in conjunction with Alumni Weekend. For more information or to sign up, contact Coach Will Patton or visit wulax.com.

Sept. 17 (Alumni Weekend) - Men's Rugby "Old Boys" Game

They're back -- it's another reunion matchup for the rugby alumni in McCulloch Stadium. Visit the Willamette Rugby Football Club for details.

Sept. 25 - Second Annual Alumni Baseball Game

Coach Swick is hoping to have enough players for the alumni to play against one another. Uniforms will be provided; all you need to bring are cleats and a glove. Please arrive at noon in order to change and get stretched.  This is a great opportunity to meet up with old friends and teammates!

RSVP to Head Coach Aaron Swick at aswick@willamette.edu or visit the game Facebook page.

Oct. 8 - Alumni Swim Meet and Reunion

All Alumni are invited to dust off those swimsuits and hop back up on the blocks for some friendly competition. You will have the chance to reconnect with old friends and meet the ’11-’12 Willamette University Bearcat swimmers. Please join us for the meet and then stay for a retirement reception honoring 1997 Women’s National Coach of the year, Dr. R. Skip Kenitzer.

The cost for this event is $15 per person. The cost includes lunch and two football tickets. Swim t-shirts are $10. Register online.

Oct. 8 - Men's Soccer Alumni and Parent Day

Join Coach Lloyd Fobi for the First annual Alumni & Parent Day! This will be a day geared toward reuniting the men’s soccer family.

Please join us for a home football game, a soccer game, and the Alumni and Family Banquet in the Cat Cavern.

For more information contact Coach Lloyd Fobi at lfobi@willamette.edu.

Oct. 15 - Seventh Annual Softball Alumni and Family Day

oin the softball team for their annual alumni and family day where they will welcome the freshman and their families into the Bearcat softball community. They will also be continuing our annual tradition of recognizing and honoring a softball alumna for outstanding achievement both on and off the field during our dinner program.

11 a.m. - Cardinal and Gold Game
1 p.m. - Alumni Game
6:30 p.m. - Alumni and Family Dinner

Both games will be on the softball field and the dinner will be in the Cat Cavern.

Cost is $25 per person.

For questions and to RSVP, contact Head Coach Damian Williams at williamr@willamette.edu or (503) 370-6656.

Nov. 12 - Alumni Basketball Game

Come watch basketball alumni take on the current team in an exhibition game Nov. 12 in Cone Fieldhouse! If you're interested in playing in the game, contact Men's basketball coach Kip Ioane.

FORE is upon us

FORE Willamette Golf Tournament 2011
Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club

This year, our special guest is fellow Bearcat Neil Everett, host of ESPN SportsCenter. Registrations are set and the day will break down as follows:

11 a.m. - Registration Opens/Practice Range
11:30 a.m. - Buffet Lunch Opens
1 p.m. - Shotgun Start
6 p.m. - Cocktails, Silent Auction, Dinner and Awards

For those of you who have registered, happy golfing -- and for those who haven't, we hope to see you next year!

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