Match Will Feature Hanson Sisters and Whitman-Hanson Graduates Samantha and Kristie Mewis
WHITMAN — Whitman-Hanson Regional School District Superintendent Jeffrey Szymaniak and owner Richard Rosen invite the media and general public to a watch party for the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team Olympic quarterfinal match tomorrow at The Patio at McGuiggan’s Pub in Whitman.
Those in attendance will be cheering on Samantha and Kristie Mewis, sisters and teammates who are graduates of Whitman-Hanson Regional High School and members of the USWNT.
Friday, July 30 at 7 a.m.
The Patio at McGuiggan’s Pub, 546 Washington St., Whitman
The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team Olympic quarterfinal match versus Netherlands will be shown live at the restaurant. Fans will be cheering on Whitman-Hanson grads Samantha and Kristie Mewis, who are members of the USWNT.
The Mewis sisters are the first sisters to play on the USWNT at the same time at the championship level. While born in Weymouth, they grew up in Hanson and starred on the Whitman-Hanson Regional High School girls soccer team. They were each named to their first Olympic roster last month.
“For two sisters from the same town to both play for the U.S. Olympic team is a really big deal, and we are proud to be able to host this viewing party for people to come together and watch the match and hopefully watch the Mewis sisters win,” said Rosen. “Due to the time difference between Japan and here the team’s previous matches have been taking place too early in the morning for a party, but Friday should work out great.”
The restaurant will be serving breakfast during the match. The restaurant plans to have another special viewing party should the USMNT advance to the gold medal match on Thursday, Aug. 5.
“It is always a great pleasure to see Whitman-Hanson graduates go on to succeed in life, and the Mewis sisters are doing that on the world stage as members of the U.S. National Team,” Superintendent Szymaniak said. “We look forward to seeing them compete Friday and hopefully all the way to the gold medal.”