Soccer's Alfeld Named to SEC Service Team
BATON ROUGE – Junior goalkeeper Lily Alfeld has certainly been a leader in LSU Soccer’s community service efforts throughout her time in Baton Rouge, and she was recently recognized for her work during the 2016 season by the Southeastern Conference as a member of the SEC Community Service Team for women’s soccer.
Alfeld has taken part in a number of community service projects over the past year, most notably joining the rest of her Tiger teammates in volunteering her time at the Celtic Studio Relief Shelter that was established in August following the devastating flooding in Baton Rouge and the surrounding areas.
Among her efforts in the community’s flood relief was organizing donations of shoes and clothing, directing evacuees to FEMA registration, preparing cots with sheets for people to sleep, helping clean up and take out trash from meals and playing with the kids sheltered at Celtic Studios during the day.
Alfeld, who hails from Christchurch, New Zealand, has been a constant role model to many children in the Baton Rouge community as evidenced by her participation in the Kids Hope program through University Terrace Elementary throughout the year. She also takes part in Live 2 Serve’s primary program Live 2 Play through the local YMCA that seeks to provide children in poverty the opportunity to play in the Baton Rouge area.
Among Alfeld’s other community service projects has been volunteering her time at Active For Autism at Independence Park in Baton Rouge and also serving as a volunteer soccer coach with various local youth teams through the Baton Rouge Soccer Association.