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Purcell Athletic Fields

Ground was broken on April 17, 2015 for the Purcell Athletic Fields project. Through the generosity of Patricia Wiedner Purcell ’69 and her husband Paul, the fields feature:

  • a new soccer field
  • renovated lacrosse and softball fields
  • lights and press boxes at each venue
  • a facility with concessions, restrooms, and an athletic training room

The venue was completed in April 2016 with the first competition taking place on the newly renovated softball field on April 30, 2016. The soccer team then opened their Fall 2016 season with a 4-1 win over Manchester on September 2. The lacrosse team christened their new field with a 16-10 win over Ohio Northern on March 25, 2017.

Four veterans present the colors prior to the start of a lacrosse game with the team, wearing light blue, visible in the background. A band of a dozen people play the National Anthem on the left side of the image.

Several soccer players are visible at the bottom of the image during a night game at the Purcell Athletic Fields soccer field. A tall light is visible at the right of the image.

View of the softball field from the outfield looking in toward home plate. Several players are visible, and there are many people in the bleachers on both sides.