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Women’s Soccer Comes to Allegany College of Maryland

February 10th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

Female students at Allegany College of Maryland have a new opportunity to compete outside of the classroom thanks to the launch of a women’s soccer program. “Students who’ve grown up playing soccer finally have the chance for sanctioned play at our college. If you’re passionate about soccer and you’re ready to work, you’ve got a jersey with your name on it at ACM,” said Tommie Reams, athletic director.


Practice sessions for current students begin on Feb. 28. ACM will host co-ed practices this spring with plans for future clinics and summer training camps.


Head Coach Dustin Wise, who joined the college in February of 2021 to coach men’s soccer, is actively recruiting players from the college’s student body as well as high schools, clubs, and other colleges. “I’m looking for players who were inspired and motivated by the incredible domination of the U.S. Women’s National Team and players like Mia Hamm, Abby Wambach or Megan Rapinoe. Your soccer career doesn’t have to end at high school. You can help build and leave your mark, not only on a soccer program, but on our college and community” said Wise.


Wise is reaching out to individuals who haven’t played in a few years but want to get back in the game. “Whether you’re currently in high school or maybe took a year or two off, I want to speak with you. Enroll or reenroll at ACM this April for fall courses and come play,” said Wise.


ACM’s women’s soccer team joins eight existing women’s soccer teams in the Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference and will compete in National Junior College Athletics Association Division II during a historic year, the fiftieth anniversary of Title IX. The addition of a women’s soccer team at ACM is part of the college’s focus on expanding and promoting women’s sports in the region.