Monday, March 10, 2008

Lyons Rule

The U.S. team had some special guests at the game today, the women's soccer team from Division III Wheaton College out of Norton, Mass. Seems the ladies are in Portugal (their coach is Portuguse) for a few games during spring break as well as a bunch of sight-seeing and it happened to coincide with the U.S. game against Norway, so the lucky Lyons (yes, they spell it that way), got to take in a fantastic match, meet some of the players and get some autographs after the game. We looked at the website and it seems Wheaton was 22-1-1 last year. Wow. Well done. But we couldn't find out why they spell it Lyons instead of Lions. Anyway, thanks very much to the team for coming out to the game. It's always nice to see friendly faces when playing abroad.

1 comment:

medstrike said...

I believe the spelling of the Wheaton Lyons is in honor of Mary Lyon, who was hired by the Wheaton family to design the school's first curriculum in 1835.

Here's another Wheaton fact: a Lyons senior played against a current member of the WNT in HS back in the Fall of '00.