by Paige Quiñones
Women's Volleyball Coach Natalie
Wildes hosted the team's first Wolf Cub Training Day on Saturday, Sept. 14. The
event was held on the Main Campus at Panella Court with 41 girls
participating, ranging in ages from kindergarten to eighth grade.
special training day, the Wolf Cubs learned the basic fundamentals of
volleyball such as passing, setting, and hitting. After the drills were over, the
girls lined up for autographs from the Women's Volleyball team and an
opportunity to meet Wolfie!
This event served as an opportunity
for the young girls to engage with strong and positive female college role
models while creating new relationships with other young girls in their group.
Wildes created the program as a way for the team to give back to the community.
“It’s an opportunity to have our
volleyball program become involved in the local community, while at the same
time giving the young girls a chance to see what playing college athletics has
done for them,” said Wildes. “This program is a great tool to introduce young
girls to Stritch as a possible school in the future and volleyball program and
will serve as a great recruiting tool for the youth.”
The Men's Volleyball team is also
planning to host a camp for boys on
Jan. 18 at Panella Court.
If you are
interested in signing a child up for Wolf Cub Training Day, you can sign up by
Other upcoming events hosted by the Women's
Volleyball team include: The Pink Out game on Oct. 22 to help raise money for
Breast Cancer awareness, Thriller Night on Oct 31, and Senior Night on Nov. 5.