The Vermont Maple Syrup Jug – April of 2018

Featuring the very best Division I and Division II NCAA men’s soccer in the Northeast

Sponsored by The Vermont Maple Sugar Makers’ Association

Hosted by the Town of Manchester

April 21 TRIPLE-HEADER! (60 minute games)

1:00 PM – University of Vermont (UVM) vs. American International College (AIC)
2:20 PM – University of Vermont vs Hartwick College
3:40 PM – American International College vs Hartwick College

April 28 (90 minute game)

1:00 PM – Dartmouth College vs. University at Albany (UAlbany)

May 26 and 27 – all day event

Manchester Memorial Soccer Classic presented by Manchester Designer Outlets (youth soccer)

June 2 and 3 – all day event

Equinox Lacrosse Shootout (youth lacrosse)

August 10  (Time TBD)

UMass Amherst @ University of Vermont (UVM) (pre-season game)

August 26

10:00 AM – Southern Vermont College vs. Castleton State University (pre-season game)

12:00 Noon – Mass College of Liberal Arts vs. Castleton State University (pre-season game)

August 31 – DOUBLE-HEADER!

4:00 PM – SUNY Plattsburgh at Castleton State University (HOME OPENER FOR CSU)

7:00 PM – SUNY Poly at Southern Vermont College

September 1 @ Noon

Williams College at Middlebury College (pre-season game)

September 7 – DOUBLE-HEADER!

6:00 PM – Long Trail girls vs. Mount St. Joseph Academy (Rutland)

7:30 PM – Long Trail boys vs. Mount St. Joseph Academy (Rutland)

September 8 – TRIPLE-HEADER!

1:30 PM – Southern Vermont College men’s tournament (first round game)

3:30PM – Southern Vermont College men’s tournament (first round game)

6:00 PM – Mt. Holyoke College at Southern Vermont College

September 30 (Time TBD)

SUNY Canton vs. Southern Vermont College


Middlebury Union High School (MUHS) at Burr and Burton Academy

October 12 (Burr and Burton Academy Homecoming Games) – DOUBLE-HEADER!

2017 Manchester College Soccer Series Announced by Town of Manchester

The Town of Manchester announced today the line up for the 2017 College Soccer Series. All games will take place at Applejack Stadium, located at the Dana L. Thompson Memorial Park, 340 Recreation Park Road in Manchester Center, Vermont.

Admission to the games is $5 for adults and $3 for children under 18 and seniors over 65 years of age. Food and beverages are available at Chief’s Concession Stand, located in the northwest corner of the Stadium.

The College Soccer Series started in 2016 with four NCAA college soccer games. The 2017 features an expanded schedule with five games.


University of Vermont vs. UMass Amherst  

Thursday, August 10, 2017 @ 5:00 PM 

NCAA Women’s Division I Soccer  (Pre-Season)


Castleton State University vs. Southern Vermont College 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 @ 7:00 PM 

NCAA Women’s Division III Soccer (Pre-Season)


Castleton State University vs. Mass College of Liberal Arts

Saturday, August 26, 2017 @ 6:00 PM

NCAA Men’s Division III Soccer (Pre-Season)


Middlebury College vs. Williams College 

Saturday, September 2, 2017 @ 12:00 noon 

NCAA Women’s Division III Soccer (Pre-Season)


Southern Vermont College vs. Lyndon State College 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 @ 7:00 PM 

NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer  (Regular Season Game)

Parks and Recreation to host Youth Athletes program

Special Olympics Young Athletes is a sport and play program for children with and without intellectual disabilities (ID), ages 2 to 7 years old. Young Athletes introduces basic sport skills, like running, kicking and throwing. Young Athletes offers families, teachers, caregivers and people from the community the chance to share the joy of sports with all children.

Children of all abilities take part, and they all benefit.

Children learn how to play with others and develop important skills for learning. Children also learn to share, take turns and follow directions. These skills help children in family, community and school activities.

Young Athletes is a fun way for children to get fit. It is important to teach children healthy habits while they are young. This can set the stage for a life of physical activity, friendships and learning.

And a special guest will be making an appearance the last day of the class!

The Young Athletes program is also looking for volunteers! Volunteers must be at least 15 years old. No experience is necessary! Anybody wanting to come and have fun with kids is more than welcome to join! Please e-mail or call Nicole Dexter at n.dexter@manchester-vt.gov or 802-362-1439 for more information.