Former Nittany Lion Soccer Standouts Could Use Your Help
Britt Eckerstrom ’15 needs your help. A goalkeeper who helped lead the women’s soccer team to a national title last year, Eckerstrom saw part of her home destroyed last week by fire. Eckerstrom, her parents, her family’s two dogs, and the two National Women’s Soccer League players who stay with them — including former Nittany Lion All-American Tiffany Weimer ’06 — all managed to get out unharmed.
All of this happened right before Eckerstrom was schedule to leave for Rochester, where she will join the NWSL’s Western New York Flash. However, Eckerstrom’s car (which was packed in anticipation of her move) was destroyed during the fire. Weimer and Tori Huster, her teammate with the Washington Spirit, were able to get some of the things they need before training camp starts.
A GoFundMe was set up to help raise money for Eckerstrom, Weimer, and Huster. It has brought in nearly $25,000 since Sunday (the goal was set for $1, so everyone is guaranteed to get whatever amount of money is raised). You can read the entire story behind the fire and see pictures of the damage right here.
Bill DiFilippo, online editor