Texas A&M to Serve as Host Institution for 2009 College Cup

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COLLEGE STATION -- Texas A&M University has been named the host institution for the 2009 Women’s College Cup, to be held December 4 and 6 at the Aggie Soccer Stadium, the NCAA Division I Soccer Committee announced.

This will serve as the third time A&M has hosted the College Cup since 2005. The College Cup is soccer's version of the NCAA Final Four, with two semifinal games on Friday and the final on Sunday.

“We are thrilled to be hosting the College Cup again,” A&M Director of Athletics Bill Byrne said. “Our fans had such a wonderful time when we hosted in 2005 and we intend to do an even better job for all the athletes and coaches in 2009.”

“This is another exciting opportunity for us to showcase Aggieland, our wonderful community, and our soccer facilities at Texas A&M,” A&M head coach G Guerrieri stated. “Over the years our playing surface and fan support for women’s soccer have been rated as the very best in America. So, I am confident that we will again provide a memorable championship experience for the participating teams as well as the visiting soccer fans from around the nation.”

A&M will host seven NCAA Championships in 2009; beginning with the men's and women's indoor track field championships, the women's swimming & diving championships, the men's swimming and diving championships and the men's and women's tennis championships, all in the spring. The Aggies will host the Women’s College Cup in the fall.

Prior to 2007, Texas A&M hosted the 2001 men’s swimming and diving championship, the 2002 and 2005 men's tennis championship. The school also hosted the 2004 women's swimming and diving championships and the 2005 Women’s College Cup.

This December 7 and 9, A&M will host the 2007 Women’s College Cup at the Aggie Soccer Stadium. Ticket information will be released at a later date.