Billikens Face Indiana Saturday in Spring Opener
Courtesy: Saint Louis Athletics

ST. LOUIS - The Saint Louis men’s soccer team kicks off their 2012 spring slate

with an exhibition match against Indiana University Saturday, March 24, at 6 p.m. at

Glenwood High School Soccer Stadium in Springfield, Ill.


Tickets to watch the Billikens and Hoosiers square off are $5 for adults and $3 for

kids, grades K-12.


All proceeds from the event benefit Kailey’s Krew, a nonprofit organization founded

by family and friends in memory of Kailey Wilmarth. Kailey is the sister of former

Indiana soccer player Neil Wilmarth. In September of 2010, Wilmarth, then a

seventh grader at Glenwood Middle School, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic

leukemia. She lost her battle with the disease in May 2011.


The mission of Kailey's Krew is to provide financial assistance for basic needs to

families of children in the Midwest who have serious health challenges. For more

information on Kailey's Krew, or to make a donation contact Neil Wilmarth at


Saturday’s game serves as the first of five exhibition contests for the Bills. The

matches will provide an early look at the 2012 team and more game experience for

a young Saint Louis squad. A trio of freshman in Raymond Lee, Kingsley Bryce and

William Hidalgo will lead the charge for the Billikens.


SLU will host a trio of April tilts against Creighton, Washington (Mo.) and Bradley

at Robert R. Hermann Stadium. The Billikens also make a trip to Butler to round out

their spring training tour.