Bishop's Cup Comes to Campus
WHEELING, WV, Aug. 29, 2007 - Wheeling Central Catholic High School will
host the annual Bishop's Cup State Catholic High School soccer tournament
this fall, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 14 and 15 at the Wheeling Jesuit
University campus. Lou Vargo, Central's boy's coach and Heather Ridge,
Central's girl's coach have coordinated the planning of the Wheeling
sporting event this year.
The two-day high school tournament travels around the Mountain State on an
annual basis. Teams from all Catholic high schools in the state are invited
to participate in the Bishop's Cup. Attracting both boys' and girls' high
school teams as well as coed teams, the Bishop's Cup offers two days of hard
driven action and friendly competition for the players, their families and
soccer fans alike.
Wheeling Jesuit University President Julio Giulietti, S.J., said the
University was pleased to welcome the hundreds of players and fans expected
to attend the event. As the only Catholic college or university in the
state of West Virginia, we are excited to welcome some of the finest soccer
players in the state to our campus, Giulietti said.
Games start Friday at 11 a.m. and continue at 1, 3 and 5 p.m. Friday and at
8 and 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Saturday at Wheeling Jesuit's playing fields.
The final game will be played on the University's James LaRosa Soccer Field.
This year five teams will make an appearance: Parkersburg Catholic (coed),
Weirton Madonna (girls), and the boys' and girls' teams of Wheeling Central,
Charleston Catholic and Huntington St. Joseph.
Friday's action will end with the host Wheeling Jesuit University's soccer
team facing Bethany College in men's college action at 7 p.m., Sept. 14.
All matches are open to the public and each day's admission is $6. Friday's
admission price includes admission to the Wheeling Jesuit men's soccer match
on Friday evening.
Recognizing the global nature of soccer and the service component of
Catholic education, Wheeling Jesuit has asked teams to bring used soccer
equipment to donate to a club team in Cameroon, Africa. Wheeling Jesuit
University sent used team uniforms to the country of Cameroon over the
summer and more equipment is welcome. Cameroon has many villages that have
soccer teams that lack adequate equipment, like uniforms and shoes. All
donations are welcome.