May 9, 2014
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
Beginning on Thursday, the Wyoming volleyball team will embark on an 11-day European adventure. The Cowgirls will visit four countries including the Czech Republic, Austria, Slovenia and Italy. In addition, they will play six matches against various teams. Every four years, the NCAA allows teams to take an international tour.
"This is an excellent opportunity for this group to grow as a team and compete against some of the top teams in Europe," head coach Chad Callihan said. "The European style is a little different and it will be great for our group to pick up some new ideas that we can incorporate into our systems. With the loss of four great seniors, I think this tour will also allow some new personalities to emerge and begin to take on more of a leadership role."
After departing from the United States on May 15, the Cowgirls will land in Prague, Czech Republic. They will have site seeing opportunities followed by matches on the 17th and 18th. From there, they will spend one night in Vienna, Austria before three nights in Maribor, Slovenia. There they will play two more matches and take in the sites.
On May 23, the Cowgirls will visit Italy, their fourth and final country. Their first stop will be the beautiful city of Venice. On Saturday, they will arrive in Milan for a pair of matches. The Cowgirls will return home to Laramie on May 27.
The team will provide coverage throughout the trip through a blog and social media. Follow the Cowgirls on Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #CowgirlsinEurope for more updates.
May 15: Leave USA
May 16: Arrive in Prague, Czech Republic.
May 17: Sightseeing; match vs. Olymp Praha
May 18: Sightseeing; match vs. Czech Republic Junior National Team
May 19: Arrive in Vienna, Austria. Sightseeing only
May 20: Arrive in Maribor, Slovenia
May 21: Sightseeing; match vs. Slovenian Training Team
May 22: Sightseeing; match vs. Slovenian Training Team
May 23: Arrive in Venice, Italy. Sightseeing only
May 24: Arrive in Milan, Italy
May 25: Sightseeing; match vs. Club Italia
May 26: Sightseeing; match vs. Club Italia
May 27: Depart from Milan to USA