The late Joe Bochicchio left his mark on The University of Scranton by leading the women's soccer program to 297 victories and 11 NCAA Tournament appearances, including three trips to the national quarterfinals, in 23 seasons as the head coach.
The University was filled with great sadness when Bochicchio passed away in 2007, but his legacy is still felt today. In his memory, the women's soccer team will pair with Marywood University to co-host the Joe Bochicchio Classic on Saturday and Sunday. The Royals will take on Lebanon Valley on Saturday at 1 p.m. and Alfred University on Sunday at 1 p.m., both at Fitzpatrick Field
As part of the event, Marywood University will host Alfred on Saturday at 1 p.m. and Lebanon Valley on Sunday at 1 p.m.
This is the fifth and final year for the event due to scheduling conflicts in the coming years.
"We're proud to have been a part of this event in memory of Coach Bochicchio, who was my head coach when I was a player here at Scranton," said Royals head coach Colleen Pivirotto. "He built a tradition of success here that I'm proud to have been a part of and hope to continue for years to come."
Scranton enters Saturday's match with a 1-1-1 record and is hoping to exact a measure of revenge against Lebanon Valley for a 2-1 loss to the Dutchmen in last year's Bochicchio Classic. Sunday's matchup will be the first ever between the women's soccer programs from Scranton and Alfred.