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New indoor soccer park more than a place to play

Last updated August 14, 2017

By Tina Underwood

Furman alumni Anthony Esquivel (Class of 2003) and Olivia (de Castro) Esquivel (Class of 2006) have opened Copa Indoor Soccer near Berea, a community where 25 percent of the population is Hispanic/Latino. Anthony, a political science major who played for the Paladins from 1999-2002, and served as associate head coach and recruiting coordinator for Furman soccer said,  “… everybody I talked to – coaches, players, parents – we all kind of just knew there was this huge need for an indoor soccer facility.” His wife Olivia, a communications studies and Spanish major who has  a background in health and wellness and outreach from her time working at Greenville Health System, said, “[Soccer is] a language that speaks to all of our communities, just like music and art.” The goal of the indoor soccer park is to bring attention to a long “neglected” community, according to a story that ran in The Greenville News. Said Anthony, “This community is going to feel at home in this facility.”

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