On Thursday May 10, UCSB hosted McKinley Elementary School’s 5th grade for their fieldtrip, a group of 60 enthusiastic students. They spent the morning in good ol’ Chem Lab, learning what UCSB academia is all about; but the real fun came in the afternoon when the children were able to meet and play ball with members of the Men’s Soccer team. Players Christian Vasquez, Mac Cerceo and Kevin Garcia- Lopez escorted the students to the fields and put on a mini soccer clinic for them. They answered questions about proper technique, how to be a student athlete and spoke to the kids about what a great experience it is to study at UCSB. Spending time with these players really rounded out McKinley’s fieldtrip and made the children excited about student athletics in higher education.