Saint Louis men’s soccer will open its spring exhibition schedule on Saturday, March 23 with a meeting against national champion Indiana. This year’s contest will take place at Chatham High School in Springfield, Ill. and will again serve as a charity event to benefit Kailey’s Krew.
Kailey’s Krew is a nonprofit organization founded by family and friends in memory of Kailey Wilmarth, sister of former Hoosier soccer player Neil Wilmarth. On September 19, 2010, Wilmarth, a 7th grader at Glenwood Middle School, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. After countless chemo treatments, a stem cell transplant, and fighting off several infections, she lost her battle to cancer on May 10, 2010. The mission of Kailey’s Krew is to provide financial assistance for basic needs to families of children in the Midwest who have serious health challenges. To donate and find more information on Kailey’s Krew, visit www.KaileysKrew.org.
Last season, the two teams met in the contest, and rose over $12,000 for Kailey’s Krew.
The rest of the Saint Louis exhibition schedule will be at historic Hermann Stadium. On April 6, SLU will host Marquette at 6:00 p.m. The next day, April 7, SLU will take on Louisville at 11:00 a.m. The following weekend, the Billikens will take on in-state rival UMKC on April 13 at 3:00 p.m. To wrap up the spring slate, Saint Louis will match up with NCAA Division III powerhouse Washington University on April 19. This meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. at Hermann.