Illini Unveil Upgraded Soccer Lockers
Aug. 26, 2014
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois women's soccer team upgraded its locker room with brand new lockers on Tuesday. The rebranded wooden lockers showcase the victory shield, reflecting the updated Illini identity unveiled last spring. Each numbered locker will display the name of every player who proudly wore that number on the field of competition as a senior athlete. These new lockers commemorate the legacy of every member who has touched the program, as the Illini continue to honor the tagline: "Respect the Past. Represent the Future."
"This was a great surprise for the team," head coach Janet Rayfield said. "They knew that new lockers were coming, but they were focused on training and preparing for the season. I don't think they had any idea that this is what they would have as an end result. Our players take pride in putting the I on their chest and now they can take pride in seeing it in the back of their locker."
Contributions to the I FUND can be made specifically to support the Leaders for Lockers project. The I FUND strives to provide the best in support services, athletic facilities and academic opportunities for all Illini student-athletes. This is only possible through the continued generosity of those private individuals, families and businesses involved in the program.
"I want to thank our alumni who have supported the project and those who will donate in the future," Rayfield said. "They are very much responsible for making this happen. They have built a legacy of players that remain connected to this program."
Up Next: Illinois will be back in action on Friday (Aug. 29) when it hosts Arizona State at 7 p.m. at the Illinois Soccer Stadium.