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Haiti Trip Recap

Four Shenandoah University women's soccer players recently traveled to Haiti on an empowerment trip.
Four Shenandoah University women's soccer players recently traveled to Haiti on an empowerment trip.

WINCHESTER, Va. - Last week, four women's soccer players: Shannen De Leon '19, Sara Fuller '20, Jordan Riser '19 and Emily Yergin '20, made an empowerment trip to Haiti along with Head Coach Liz Pike and President Tracy Fitzsimmons. The following are recaps provided by De Leon, Fuller and Yergin.

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By Shannen De Leon '19

As we flew into Port Au Prince, I felt an overwhelming mix of so many different emotions. I was excited, nervous, anxious, and not sure if I was ready for such an experience. The whole week flew by way too fast, and six days was definitely not enough time to see everything in Haiti. Read More


By Sara Fuller '20

My trip to Haiti was truly an eye-opening experience. I learned that we take so much for granted in the way we live in America and the things we have access to. Read More


By Emily Yergin '20

Visiting one of the poorest countries in the world was definitely an eye-opening experience. Upon arriving in Haiti I sensed the despair and struggle the people had to endure on a daily basis, but there was also a feeling of hope and fight that was undeniable which was evident just by looking into the eyes of the Haitian people. Read More

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