• Patrick Ochs--PRCC Athletics

PRCC soccer is calling all Wildcats for alumni games


POPLARVILLE – Wildcat fans will get an exciting glimpse at the past, present and future of the Pearl River Community College soccer programs this summer. PRCC announced Friday it will host alumni games, which are set for Friday, Aug. 17. The women will play at 6 p.m., with the men's kickoff penciled in for 7:30 p.m.

"The game is really for the alumni and it should be a who's who from Pearl River's history," said men's coach Drew Gallant, who was an NJCAA All-American at PRCC and is honored in the PRCC Sports Hall of Fame. "It's an opportunity to get back here and see not only what we've done with our massive facility upgrades but also get a glimpse of the Wildcats who are continuing their legacy."

The programs have combined to win 11 MACJC titles dating back to their 1999 debuts.

"We owe our Lady Wildcat alumni a huge debt of gratitude. Their sacrifice and dedication set the standard for future Wildcat classes to come," said women's coach Jack Byrd, who was also a standout at PRCC. "We want all of our Wildcat family to come back and see what they have made possible."

The games come at a perfect time as PRCC is nearing the completion of a massive facility upgrade, which will allow the school to honor the Wildcats' winning tradition while also serving as a reminder of the school's dedication to excellence on the soccer pitch.

River Community College's soccer programs will host an alumni doubleheader Aug. 17. (PRCC Athletics)

Former players who wish to play in the games are asked to RSVP by emailing Byrd and Gallant.

There is a $25 fee to play, with the proceeds going to help fund continued facility improvements.

The public is encouraged to attend and cheer on the Wildcats, both past and present. Admission is free.

PRCC's women will open their season Aug. 22 at home against Itawamba with a 2 p.m. kickoff.

The PRCC men will play a three-game exhibition slate, visiting William Carey on Aug. 9 and Millsaps on Aug. 19, with a home match Aug. 11 against Mobile at 3:30 p.m. The Wildcats open the regular season Aug. 22 at home against Itawamba at 4 p.m.

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