The Prairie School’s new, state-of-the-art Osiecki Soccer Field and Ketterer Goal was officially dedicated on Tuesday, October 14. The new field and goals were made possible through the vision, leadership, and generosity of a number of donors throughout the local community – especially Jill and Chris Osiecki and Brian and Denise Ketterer.
Prairie’s new soccer field is the centerpiece of the Ruud Family Soccer Complex, and has been designated a “certified level two” playing surface by the Federation International de Football Association (FIFA) – the internationally renowned, Zurich-based governing body for rules and standards pertaining to the sport. Significantly, Prairie’s new field is the only FIFA – 2 level high school soccer field in Wisconsin.
The Osiecki soccer field will provide important benefits to Prairie and the surrounding communities – including increased playability, fewer injuries, the elimination of pesticides and fertilizers, and lower maintenance costs.
As Mrs. Sandy Freres, Director of Athletics, put it, “The Osiecki Field will benefit our physical education classes and support our soccer program with a playing surface that is supremely resilient to the weather in Wisconsin, with excellent traction, durability, and comfort across all four seasons. The beauty and playability of the venue is exciting for our students as well as for players and opponents from other schools throughout southeast Wisconsin.”
Prairie’s boys varsity soccer team claimed a 10-0 victory vs Salam.
Join us this coming Thursday, October 23 as our Boys’ Varsity Soccer team competes in the WIAA sectional game against St. Catherine’s High School at 5:00 p.m.
We look forward to recognizing our other donors during the girls spring soccer season and at the alumni soccer game on June 7.
Links of Interest
- New Prairie School Soccer Field Dedicated (The Racine Journal Times)
- The Beginning of a New Era for Hawks Soccer
- 50 Years of Athletic Achievement at Prairie