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Louisiana coach Billy Napier encouraging players to donate $50 to athletic fund

School soccer gamers aren’t allowed to be paid, however at Louisiana-Lafayette, school soccer gamers are actually inspired to pay.

Second-year Ragin’ Cajuns coach Billy Napier revealed a brand new workforce rule earlier this week that encourages all scholarship soccer gamers to turn into a minimal $50 donor to the varsity’s athletic fund starting this fall, in accordance with The Advocate (Acadiana, La.). The donation will likely be elective for walk-ons.

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“It’s all about gratitude,” Napier stated in a information convention on Wednesday. “We’re trying to create a scenario where five or 10 years from now these are guys who will give back and continue to be a part of the program and realize what this place did for them.”

Napier stated he hopes gamers who donate enable them to raised perceive what makes the athletic division operate, and to assist develop an appreciation for the advantages they obtain as student-athletes.

“That’s probably a little bit unheard of and a little bit unique, but I think this is a place where that would be appreciated,” Napier stated. “We want our players to be educated and understand the benefits that come with being a student-athlete and that is not something that should be taken lightly – the effort and time and investment that the people that support athletes at UL have put in into this program.”

The Ragin’ Cajuns completed 7-7 in 2018, ending the season with a loss to Tulane within the Remedy Bowl. Louisiana’s 2019 recruiting class completed 76th in accordance with 247Sports activities, an space that would doubtlessly take successful if recruits don’t love the brand new workforce rule.

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