Four 'Cats To Play In Europe
MARQUETTE, Mich. ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ Four membersof the Northern Michigan University volleyball team will be competing for ateam representing USA Athletes International, head coach Jim Moore hasannounced.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The four ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats making the trip are senior outside hitter AimeeDewitte, senior right side hitter Jennie Little, junior Andrea Smith andsophomore Ashley Kiel.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The players will leave Saturday, May 29 for matches in Germanyand Holland from May 31-June 8.
ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œThis is a great opportunity for all the players,ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Mooresaid.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œThey definitely have earned this chance and hopefully it will not onlybe an educational experience on the court but one off the court as well.ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
Joining the team on the trip will be NMU assistant coachStacy Metro.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Metro will go along to help with the team and do somerecruiting.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œWhen the players were presented with this chance I knew this wassomething we could not pass up,ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Metro said.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œI want to use this as a chanceto not only recruit, but see a part of the world that I have never seen.ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Metro will assist the players in the gym and also experience many firsts with thethem.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œIt should be an enjoyable time and a great learning experience aswell,ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Metro added.
Other players on the roster include Kara Heitmeyer (Findlay),Rebecca Hague (Wayne State), Megan Smolen (Wayne State), Jennifer Head(Cameron), Victoria Ibarra (Cameron) and Laura Zaskowski (Northwood).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The headcoach of the team is Doug Tuley from Mankato State.