DURHAM, N.H.-- University of New Hampshire head volleyball coach Jill Hirschinger has announced that the team will be taking a trip to Eastern Europe from August 12th to 22nd playing matches in Austria, Czech Republic, Germany Slovakia and Slovenia.

The purpose of the trip is to prepare the Wildcats for the 2002 season and to give the student-athletes an opportunity to experience European culture. "This is a great opportunity for us to grow as a team and experience a part of the world we have never seen," said Coach Hirschinger.

The volleyball team is in the process of raising money to send the 2002 team to compete with some of the best players in the world. To make a donation please contact assistant coach Andrea Leonard in the volleyball office at 603-862-4664.

The University of New Hampshire volleyball team opens its season on Friday, August 30 at the Utah Tournament. The Wildcats will play host Utah on opening night at 7 p.m.

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