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Alyssa Lagonia visits South Huron Soccer in Exeter

Posted on 9 May 2009 in Canada Soccer Fan Zone

Canadian women's national midfielder Alyssa Lagonia visited the kids and coaches at South Huron Soccer Club in Exeter, ON. Her visit was made in conjunction with Egg Farmers of Ontario's donation to the Exeter Community Park.

“The kids have not stopped talking about her,” said Harold Marek, Treasurer of South Huron Soccer Club. “They loved the soccer balls, the autographs she signed after the camp… I still can not believe that such a talented person was in our small town.”

Ms. Lagonia is in her first season with Canada's full national team. Just last year, she made her debut with the U-20 team and took part in the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Chile 2008. She made her national debut in March at the 2009 Cyprus Women's Cup under new head coach Carolina Morace.

The Egg Farmers of Ontario donated funds to the South Huron Soccer Club to line the Exeter Community Park field with Permaline. The Get Cracking logo has been applied to the soccer field at the player benches and spectator bleachers. Along with Ms. Lagonia's participation, the South Huron Soccer Club hosted a tournament for U12 boys and girls and U15 boys.

Ms. Lagonia took part in several skills demonstrations for the young aspiring soccer players. She then took time to sign autographs, including those on a specially-produced 4”x6” picture card. The card, produced by Extreme, is limited to just 250 copies.

Ms. Lagonia is expected to join Canada's national team for its next camp in Toronto, ON. The Canadian team plays an international friendly match this 25 May at BMO Field. Tickets are available via ticketmaster.ca / 416.872.5000.

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