On the schedule they are listed as home games. But, for now, the St. Catharine College soccer schedule, for both men and women, won’t actually be played at “home” but instead at Nelson County High School and/or Bardstown High School.
The move is due to the construction on campus that will result in a refurbished Barber Soccer Field with a nine lane track encircling it. Adjacent to the soccer/track facility will be six new tennis courts. The project was due to be completed by the beginning of soccer season but incessant spring rains delayed the completion.
“The field itself could actually be ready by late August or early September,” said St. Catharine athletic director Mike Doig. “But we are concerned that the new grass may not be established quite well enough to endure a season where four teams are playing games and practicing daily. Our concern, too, is that the areas around the field will not be ready to withstand all of the foot traffic from fans.”
While facilities in Nelson County will become a temporary home for the Patriot men and women, Doig is quick to point out the help received from other entities who have partnered with St. Catharine as the new facility works toward completion.
“Obviously, Nelson County schools and athletic director Bill Broaddus have been a huge help during this time,” said Doig. “I’d also like to thank John Thomas and the City of Lebanon for allowing us the use of the field at Centre Square, Bardstown High School and athletic director Dave Clark, Parkway Baptist Church in Bardstown which will be used as a practice facility as well as Nelson County Recreation and Dean Watts Park.”