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Becky Says: Playing Women's Soccer in Roanoke!

Played my first game with the Roanoke Valley Women's Soccer League this weekend ... and LOVED it!  The field is filled with ALL skill levels - whether you've never played a day in your life, or you've played all the way through your college years.   What I noticed most ...  everyone was having fun.

I snapped this picture from the sidelines during this weekend's scrimmage...

I left the field with a smile from ear to ear - finally I found somewhere to play soccer in Roanoke!

I've played on recreation leagues everywhere I've lived ... Ohio, Vermont, Texas, Wisconsin and was beyond bummed when I moved to Roanoke and couldn't find a women's league or co-ed team to join.

Not only do I love the sport, but when you're new in town, it's a great way to meet new people.  I still keep in touch with many of my friends who began as teammates in various rec leagues.

I have said before I want to give a HUGE shout-out to the woman who took the time to organize this league.  I found an article that says the woman's name is Edna Whittier... THANK YOU EDNA !!!!

Here's a link to that article just in case you missed it...

http://blogs.roanoke.com/dancasey/2011/02/tuesdays-column-womens-soccer-league-tries-to-get-off-the-ground/