Senior Day is a celebration many collegiate teams host to recognize the time its seniors have dedicated to the program.

Ball State’s soccer team hosted its Senior Day celebration Saturday, during a match against Jacksonville State.

The seniors, along with their parents, walked onto the field and had their names announced to the crowd. Each senior received a bouquet of flowers and had her picture taken with her family and coaches.

“That moment felt great and I really liked having it with my other seniors and my family,” senior Jasmine Moses said. “Anytime we can include our families in something like this is special.”

Though no senior recorded a goal in Ball State’s 3-1 victory, Moses did register an assist, her first on the season.

“We all went out there prepared and attacked fast,” Moses said. “We all wanted to have that special moment on our Senior Day.”

A celebration like Senior Day is an event that runs the risk of draining a team’s energy, but head coach Craig Roberts made sure it wouldn’t become a distraction.

“I talked to all the girls about not letting [Senior Day] get in the way of their performance early in the week,” Roberts said. “They all made sure to block it out and focus come game time.”

Ball State now shifts its focus to Mid-American Conference play, opening with a match against Bowling Green on Friday.