Members of the UW-Superior men's soccer team spent Tuesday, Feb. 23, shoveling off the turf field at the NBC Spartan Sports Complex at Superior High School.

The team split into three groups and took advantage of the nice weather to get the job done, according to head coach Joe Mooney. The Yellowjackets will begin practice soon for an adapted season with UMAC conference games set to begin in April. Usually, the Yellowjackets play in the fall.

The Spartan football team will also benefit from the clean field, with practice scheduled to start March 8. Coach Bob DeMeyer said his team appreciates the soccer players helping out.

"We also know that we will likely get hit with several more blasts of snow, and our team will be out there with them," he said.

UW-Superior soccer player Phillip Erickson throws a shovel full of snow into a sled in front of Evan Ridd while they and their teammates shovel off the turf field at the NBC Spartan Sports Complex at Superior High School Tuesday, Feb. 23. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
UW-Superior soccer player Phillip Erickson throws a shovel full of snow into a sled in front of Evan Ridd while they and their teammates shovel off the turf field at the NBC Spartan Sports Complex at Superior High School Tuesday, Feb. 23. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

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UW-Superior soccer player Evan Ridd fills a wheelbarrow with snow as he and his teammates shovel off the turf field at the NBC Spartan Sports Complex at Superior High School Tuesday, Feb. 23. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
UW-Superior soccer player Evan Ridd fills a wheelbarrow with snow as he and his teammates shovel off the turf field at the NBC Spartan Sports Complex at Superior High School Tuesday, Feb. 23. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

UW-Superior soccer players Evan Ridd, left, and Dan Cundy toss snow into sleds while they shovel off the turf field at the NBC Spartan Sports Complex at Superior High School Tuesday, Feb. 23. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
UW-Superior soccer players Evan Ridd, left, and Dan Cundy toss snow into sleds while they shovel off the turf field at the NBC Spartan Sports Complex at Superior High School Tuesday, Feb. 23. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

UW-Superior soccer players, from left, Phillip Erickson, Ryan Conway, Dan Cundy, and Evan Ridd bring back sleds and a wheelbarrow after dumping snow off the turf field at the NBC Spartan Sports Complex at Superior High School Tuesday, Feb. 23. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
UW-Superior soccer players, from left, Phillip Erickson, Ryan Conway, Dan Cundy, and Evan Ridd bring back sleds and a wheelbarrow after dumping snow off the turf field at the NBC Spartan Sports Complex at Superior High School Tuesday, Feb. 23. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

This story was updated at 1:17 p.m. Feb. 24 with comments from Spartan football coach Bob DeMeyer. It was originally posted at noon Feb. 24.