Winthrop men's soccer assistant coach Daniel Ridenhour will be leaving today on the longest recruiting trip of his coaching career as he will leave to visit Uganda.
Primarily a soccer recruiting trip, Ridenhour will also visit some international schools and American schools in the capital city of Kampala for the Winthrop International Student Office.
Fans can track how his entire trip is going on a daily basis as he will post a blog at the end of each day at www.birdnest.org/posipankor/UGANDA%20BLOG.htm.
"This is a very important recruiting trip for our program," said coach Rich Posipanko. "We have been able to build a network of contacts with the national team coaches over the past two years through e-mails and phone calls. We felt it was important at this time to make a personal, face-to-face visit to meet with these contacts and coaches and to help further our relationships."
Ridenhour will return home March 24.
• WOMEN'S SOCCER -- The Winthrop women's soccer team held a successful breast cancer awareness event this past Friday night at the Winthrop weight room and treadmills.
The Lady Eagles ran a combined 10 miles on the treadmills and finished with an estimated $1,400 raised. The team will donate $700 to the Breast Cancer program.
"I am proud of our players' efforts to raise the money as well as the work on the treadmills," said Winthrop coach Melissa Heinz.