Rocky Mount, N.C. - On Thursday, January 4th, the N.C. Wesleyan women's soccer and volleyball teams will embark on an international tour of Italy. The 10-day trip will feature, for many, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the culture of this historic country firsthand.
After two days of travel, the Bishops will enjoy sightseeing in Milan and the medieval town of Domodossola on Saturday before taking on Rosaltiora (volleyball) and Romagnano Calcio (soccer) in the first of three matches for each team. Sunday then sees the two teams travel to San Marco Island via boat and enjoy a walking tour of Venice, including stops at St. Mark's Basilica and the Gand Canal.
On Monday, the 8th, the Bishops head to the historic city of Florence and end the day with their second matches of the tour versus Pallavolo Capannori (volleyball) and Monsummano (soccer). Tuesday and Wednesday feature tours of the Tuscan countryside, while Thursday, the 11th, is highlighted by a much-anticipated tour of Rome, including the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Spanish Steps, and Pantheon Square.
Friday begins with a trip to the Vatican and culminates with the teams' final matches against Citta di Frascati (volleyball) and Res Roma (soccer). Wesleyan faculty member Tony Sawyer, as well as President Dewey Clark, will accompany the teams on the trip, and after a series of assignments, student-athletes will receive a 1-hour course credit.
Bishop coaches and players will be active on social media throughout trip, and those interested can stay up-to-date via the following: