Women pg 9 10-5-17

New Team
Members of the northeastern Connecticut women's soccer team. Courtesy photo.
WOODSTOCK — Every Sunday at 11:30 a.m. at the Woodstock Middle School Soccer field, a group of local women gather for health, exercise and a little fun competition. 
More than 20 women from Griswold to Sturbridge join up to play about 90 minutes of soccer. 
A variety of age levels (18-118) are represented from college age to mothers of college age kids. 
Some athletes have never played soccer before and were welcomed and supported while learning the game. Other athletes dusted off their cleats from playing in college. 
LeeAnn Ducat is one of those newcomers. 
According to Ducat, “I decided to join because I was looking for something healthy to do, close to home, with other people. This was perfect! When I first played I was a little nervous. I had never played before and was concerned that some of the more experienced players may become frustrated with my inexperience. The opposite actually happened. I had women from BOTH teams supporting, encouraging, teaching, and including me. It was empowering.” 
New players and spectators are always welcome. There are 10 games in the Fall and 10 games in the Spring. Any commitment level is welcome however many athletes want to play every game because it is so fun. 
For more information, email league president Jen Ducat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
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