GRCC — For the first time in Grand Rapids Community College history, women’s and men’s soccer teams will be competing next year.
In response to the growing national interest in the sport, GRCC Athletic Department leaders said they wanted to meet the increasing number of requests from potential student-athletes.
Athletic Director Lauren Ferullo said men’s and women’s soccer teams will be ready to compete in fall 2023, the first new sport introduced at the college since 2014.
“I’m ecstatic to be able to add men’s and women’s soccer to our offering of sports here at GRCC,” Ferullo said. “As a former college soccer player and head coach, the sport is near and dear to me.”
Ferullo said soccer is currently the most asked-about sport from prospective student-athletes when they visit campus.
“Adding the teams will create opportunities for our students in the community that we serve,” she said.
Ferullo and the Athletic Department are already starting the process of hiring coaches and recruiting players.
Soccer will join a long list of sports GRCC currently offers, including volleyball, women’s basketball, men’s basketball, golf, baseball, softball, men’s cross country and women’s cross country.