Eight days in Rio for Auggie volleyball

brazilFor the last eight days, Augsburg’s women’s volleyball team has been in Brazil for training, competition, and exploration of South America’s most populous country. The Auggies trained with and played four matches against local club competition in Rio De Janeiro. The team also took part in a beach volleyball session with a Brazilian professional coach and participated in a community service project for underprivileged children while visiting the city of 6 million.

By Wednesday, the team had overcome its jet lag enough to face off against Brazil’s best national club team. “They were very good, and they were state champions,” recalls junior Dani Boner. “It was a great experience and made us realize that we should be thankful for our nice balls and facilities [back home].”

For more pictures and accounts from the women’s volleyball players, visit the Augsburg Athletics web pages devoted to their Brazil trip.