A special thank you goes out to Deborah Kushma ‘80 and Jill Pilgrim ‘80 for serving as our tour guides and translators for the week. They did a fabulous job in organizing our trip and Shacks and Es were sure happy to sit back and release the helm for once. We’d also like to give a big thank you to Eric Meter and Paul Nobile who organized our first game against FC Issy, Victoriano Melero and Romauld Nguyen at the French Federation of Football, Elyse Berger, Jennifer Rasamimanana Charlotte Bardsley and Fabienne Molle from the Embassy of the U.S., France, Charlie Stillitano ’81 and Matt Kontos ’08 once again and Paris Saint-Germain Football Club, Tarik Lahrach and Lamine Konate at UPA as well as Ayn Lever ’88 who helped organize our event with them on Saturday and our clinic with the girl scouts, and finally our Friends group and Director of Athletics Gary Walters '67, Chris Brock and Ryan Yurko in our own athletics department for allowing this trip to take place and overseeing everything involved.
We can’t thank everyone enough for providing priceless opportunities that amounted to a trip of a lifetime. Merci beaucoup à tous!
A slide show of photos from the trip, created by program alumna Sophie Caronello '96, is available here.