Huskies’ Athletics Takes Part in University of Southern Maine Homecoming & Family Weekend 

Huskies’ Athletics Takes Part in University of Southern Maine Homecoming & Family Weekend 


            GORHAM, Maine  – On Saturday, October 13, Huskies' Athletics will host a number of events as part of the University of Southern Maine's Homecoming & Family Weekend 2018.  USM's Homecoming and Family Weekend will be held from Friday, October 12 through Sunday, October 14 with events scheduled for both the Portland and Gorham campuses, and is for alumni, students, friends and family.  To find a listing of all events scheduled by the University of Southern Maine visit  

            Athletic specific events are scheduled for Saturday and will include various alumni contests, an Athletics BBQ Celebration, an Alumni Social & Reception in the evening, and a pair of Husky athletic contests on Hannaford Field.  The Huskies' women's soccer team will host UMass Dartmouth in a Little East Conference contest at 12 p.m., while the field hockey team takes on conference opponent Westfield State at 3 p.m.   As October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, both teams will be supporting the Campus Safety Project by wearing purple during their games, and prevention education materials will available for fans at each contest. 

            The Athletics BBQ Celebration (meal plans, Husky Bucks and cash accepted) held at the USM Softball Stadium and Ed Flaherty Field picnic areas will be held from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., providing a festive atmosphere for Husky fans to enjoy some food around game time.  Various alumni contests will also be held on campus for former Southern Maine student-athletes to compete on their old playing grounds, including softball, lacrosse, hockey and basketball.  

The day's activities will conclude with the Husky Alumni Social in the USM Ice Arena Reception Center from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m., and will feature comments and a book signing by Mike McGraw of "One Goal" by Amy Bass at 5:30 p.m.  "One Goal" is the inspiring story of the Lewiston High School boys' soccer team, coached by USM alum Mike McGraw, and its quest for a State Championship title. The Husky Alumni Social will include light refreshments and a cash bar.  


Husky Athletics Homecoming – October 13

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Athletics Celebration BBQ

USM Softball Stadium/Ed Flaherty Field Picnic Area

12 p.m.

Women's Soccer vs. UMass Dartmouth

Hannaford Field

2 p.m. 

Softball Alumni Game

USM Softball Stadium

3 p.m.

Field Hockey vs. Westfield State

Hannaford Field

4 p.m. -7 p.m.

Husky Alumni Social

USM Ice Arena Reception Center

5 p.m.

Women's Lacrosse Alumni Game

Hannaford Field

5 p.m. 

Men's Basketball Alumni Game

Hill Gym

5:30 p.m.

Mike McGraw Book Signing

USM Ice Arena Alumni Reception Center

6:00 p.m. 

Men's Ice Hockey Blue vs. White Scrimmage

USM Ice Arena

6:15 p.m.

Men's Lacrosse Alumni Game

Hannaford Field