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GMC Womens Soccer To Play Division I

Georgia Military College women’s soccer team will be moving to full intercollegiate competition in the fall of 2003 and will play in the NCAA Region 17, at the Division I level. The GMC junior college women’s soccer team is comprised of both resident cadets and commuting students. Scholarships will be available to qualified female applicants on the women’s team due to the move. Bert Williams, GMC Junior College Athletic Director and Head Football Coach, credited Coach Art Silsby with building the team and creating the basis on which the move to Division I play was made possible. “Art Silsby has done a tremendous job of establishing our college soccer program here at Georgia Military College. His teams have shown continued improvement and I know they will continue to do so with the move to Division I,” commented Coach Williams. “Art and his players have built a solid base for our soccer program. He has developed a fertile ground upon which to further support the GMC mission of developing the intellect of our students while elevating their character.” Coach Silsby accepted the challenge of building the program from scratch in 2001, and followed with the men’s program in 2002. Since 1997, the Junior College Athletics Department at Georgia Military College has grown from offering only football and cross country track to now offering both men’s and women’s soccer, golf, and women’s tennis.