Rose State College, the only urban community college in Oklahoma with intercollegiate men's and women's soccer teams, is geared up to begin its inaugural fall 2014 season. The women's team plays its first home game today, Thursday, August 28th, at 5pm, against North Lake College. On Friday, September 5 both women's and men's teams will play home games against Ranger College. Times are 3pm and 5pm respectively. North Lake is part of the Dallas County Community College District, and Ranger College is traveling to Rose State from Ranger, Texas.
Former Oklahoma City University assistant soccer coach Billy Martin is heading up the Rose State men’s team, while former Neosho County Community College women’s coach Damon Solomon is head coach of the college’s women’s soccer team. "The new soccer field is ready to go, and the are players are incredibly excited about being part of a new era in Rose State College campus sports," said athletic director Joey DaVault.
Inaugural activities are planned for the home games on September 5. Giveaways, inflatables, ice cream, and food will be part of the festivities. "With the addition of soccer to intercollegiate baseball and softball, Rose State College is demonstrating its commitment to offering a breadth of athletic experiences for community college students," said DaVault. "We welcome the community and soccer fans everywhere to come out and join us."