Penn State soccer to host Mack Brady Clinic Jan. 12

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State soccer will host its second annual Mack Brady Clinic Sunday, Jan. 12 at 4:30 p.m. in Holuba Hall. The free, youth soccer clinic is open to boys and girls in grades K-8.

The event has been organized in honor of Brady, a member of the State College Celtics youth soccer team, who died unexpectedly on Dec. 31, 2012. Mack's parents, Christian and Elizabeth Brady of State College, have designated memorial contributions toward an athletic scholarship for a member of the Penn State men's soccer team being established in their son's honor. Both are members of Penn State's administration and faculty.

Last year's event saw hundreds of local youth attend the two-hour clinic at Holuba Hall. Members of both the men's and women's soccer programs were on hand for the milestone event. All parents of clinic participants MUST fill out a 2014 Penn State Clinic Medial Treatment Authorization form in order to take part. Also, all participants should be dressed for soccer activity and bring their own soccer balls.

In addition to Sunday's event, contributions toward the scholarship may be made online at or by sending a check, payable to Penn State with "In memory of Mack Brady" in the memo line, to: Penn State University, One Old Main, University Park, PA 16802.

The men's squad, led by head coach Bob Warming, won its second straight Big Ten title in 2013 with a 5-1-0 mark. The team's exciting run concluded in the NCAA Sweet 16 following 1-0 wins over St. Francis Brooklyn and UC Santa Barbara. Erica Walsh's Nittany Lions went 15-7-1 and earned its 19th straight NCAA tournament bid during the 2013 campaign.

Last Updated January 13, 2014