“The team had a great time and we
had plenty of success on and off the court,” said Eric Kunick, assistant athletic
director and assistant volleyball coach.
The volleyball team went 3–1 against
top flight NAIA competition at a tournament hosted by Southern Oregon
University. They also had time for hiking at Crater Lake and in Redwood Forest,
visiting the beaches of the Pacific Ocean, attending a dinner theatre for a
production of Life is a Dream, and a
day of sight-seeing in San Francisco.
“The student-athletes love these
trips because it gives them the opportunity to experience so many different
activities that help enrich their experience at Viterbo,” Kunick said.
Each Viterbo athletics team takes a
trip each or approximately every other year. The reasons are many, but the
activities are always a big win for both the participants and the athletics
program in general.
“Team trips are a great recruitment
and retention tool, an opportunity to play great competition, they enhance team
bonding and chemistry, provide cultural opportunities, and are a reward for the
student-athlete’s hard work and dedication to the program,” Kunick said.
Athletic team trips are completely
financed through fundraised money.
“Our coaches and athletes spend a
lot of time raising money and working in the La Crosse community,” Kunick said.
“The students are grateful to see their hard work pay off with these
more information about the volleyball team’s time on the West Coast, or to read
the athletes’ daily blog, visit www.viterboathletics.com/article/740.php.