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Partnership expands community

Construction at the new home for the men’s and women’s soccer and men’s and women’s lacrosse programs at Edgewood College took place this summer at Reddan Field in Verona. The new venue is the result of a unique partnership between Edgewood College and the Madison Area Youth Soccer Association (MAYSA). The new facility is expected to be ready for action for the fall.

“This is incredibly exciting for Edgewood College and the student-athletes who can call this home,” Al Brisack, director of athletics, said. “Having one location for practices and competitions will be a well-deserved treat after years of “making do” at seven different facilities across the area. The partnership with MAYSA is an added bonus. Our missions align and a lot of young people are going to benefit from the space itself, and as well as by the daily presence of our student-athletes who are amazing sport ambassadors and role-models.”

“This project is emblematic of the College’s commitment to community, and of MAYSA’s commitment to youth sports,” Chris Lay, executive director of MAYSA, said. “Our members are very excited. And it has struck me that Edgewood College alumni/ae are extremely active in our organization as coaches, administrators, club leaders, and enthusiastic parents. Our organization, and now our facility, have benefited from Edgewood College. We are extremely grateful.” MAYSA will use the facility to expand tournament offerings and league play, May added.

The new facility will be a second home for more than 100 student-athletes each year, providing the Edgewood College Eagles a true home turf. The Eagles also plan to operate youth athletics camps at Reddan.

The new Reddan pitch will impact thousands of young athletes in the greater Madison area, and beyond. When not in use by the Eagles student-athletes, MAYSA anticipates being able to host more matches, tournaments, and league games due to the durability of the new turf playing surface, lighting, and seating for spectators.