Women’s Soccer Releases 2016 Promotional Schedule
Penn State announced its full promotional schedule for the 2016 women’s soccer season Tuesday, highlighting the themes and giveaways that will take place at each home match.
Erica Dambach’s No. 2 Nittany Lions begin their quest to defend the program’s first National Championship on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Jeffrey Field in a rematch of last year’s Elite Eight versus No. 6 West Virginia. Buffalo and Hofstra will also be on-hand for the season-opening Penn State Invitational. As always, parking and admission is free, but no bags are permitted on stadium grounds. Check out what’s in store for the fall below.
Friday, August 19 Penn State vs. No. 6 West Virginia | 7:30 p.m.
There will be a photo opportunity with the 2015 Big Ten and NCAA National Championship trophies prior to the match. Penn State invited the women’s soccer alums to come back and be recognized at halftime against the Mountaineers. The first 1,250 fans will receive a decal of the team’s new national tile crest. All fans in attendance can take home a 2016 schedule poster and free t-shirts and pizza will be provided for the first 500 students.
Sunday, Aug. 21 Penn State vs. Hofstra | 2:30 p.m.
The Centre Soccer Association will hold a pre-match tailgate, while the first of three Sunday autograph sessions throughout the season will take place following the action.
Friday, Aug. 26 Penn State vs. No. 16 BYU | 7:00 p.m.
The Nittany Lions close out their first homestand with a White Out showdown against Brigham Young. Shakers will be passed out while supplies last. Be sure to wear white.
Friday, Sept. 9 Penn State vs. San Diego State | 5:30 p.m.
Penn State’s showdown with the Aztecs marks both Pokémon GO and International Students Night at Jeffrey Field.
Sunday, Sept. 11 Penn State vs. La Salle |1:00 p.m.
The team’s second Sunday autograph session will take place following the match.
Friday, Sept. 23 Penn State vs. Iowa | 8:00 p.m.
The first B1G Package match of the season. Students who attend five out of six regular season conference games will receive a free pair of women’s soccer gloves.
Sunday, Sept. 25 Penn State vs. Nebraska | 1:00 p.m.
Fans can enjoy the final post-match autograph session of the season.
Friday, Sept. 30 Penn State vs. Illinois | 6:00 p.m.
Penn State’s tilt with the Illini will be a busy one, as Friday Night Fútbol, Cub Club night, and Dollar Dog night will take place congruently.
Thursday, Oct. 13 Penn State vs. No. 10 Rutgers | 7:00 p.m.
As Dambach’s squad takes the pitch for a rematch of last year’s Big Ten Tournament Championship and the Final Four, fans can show their support for THON Thurday and Throwback Thursday.
Sunday, Oct. 16 Penn State. vs. Purdue | 1:00 p.m.
Senior Day festivities will honor the lone graduating Nittany Lion — midfielder and captain Nickolette Driesse — prior to the match against the Boilermakers.
Wednesday, Oct. 26 Penn State vs. No. 23 Ohio State | 7:00 p.m.
The final B1G Package match of the season for students.
There simply hasn’t been a more anticipated season in program history, as Erica Dambach and the Nittany Lions will have a chance to prove that their young roster is more than capable of engineering a second-consecutive title run.