Columbus Eagles FC will play a 3-match preseason schedule this April to prepare for the club’s fifth WPSL season. Each match will be designated as a CEFC home event, which means all Eagles memberships include entrance to the entire preseason schedule.
First, the Eagles face two-time national champions Ohio Wesleyan University at OWU on Saturday, April 7. The Bishops are a NCAA Division III powerhouse and once won 60 consecutive games over a three-season stretch. Eagles defender Akeya Terrell is an OWU alumna and played on both national championship teams.
Next, on Saturday, April 14, the Eagles play their preseason home opener against Mount Vernon Nazarene University at Otterbein University. Columbus head coach Daniel Seiffert is also the head coach of the Cougars, and is entering his 10th season with the NAIA Division II school. MVNU goalkeeper Madi Moore and forward Amberly Knox made their Eagles debuts in 2017.
To wrap up the preseason, Columbus plays at Ohio Dominican University on Sunday, April 22. ODU was a conference tournament finalist in 2017 and won 16 matches under head coach Aimee Haywood. Eagles midfielder Summer Bourcier is a ODU alumna and an assistant coach for the Panthers.
All kickoffs are scheduled for 7 p.m. Fans are welcome to stay after to meet their favorite Eagles players. The club also encourages fans to bring baby diaper wipes, baby clothing, and other items to be donated to Moms2B. The Columbus-based organization is a partner of the Eagles since 2017.
Tickets are on sale now for the preseason matches. Single-match tickets are $10, but purchasing a CEFC season membership can help you save. Full-season ticket packages start at $25, and you can bring your entire immediate family for the whole season for $75.
The club’s full schedule – including WPSL home and away matches – will be released soon after the Jan. 26-28 league meetings in Las Vegas, NV.
About the Eagles
Columbus Eagles FC is central Ohio’s women’s soccer club, entering its fifth season in 2018. The Eagles play in the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL), which is the largest and longest-running women’s soccer league in the country. The WPSL includes more than 100 teams and more than 2,000 players from coast-to-coast. Last season, Columbus shared the Valley division with Dayton, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, and St. Louis, and the Eagles set set club records for points, wins, and goals scored.