Wolf Cubs report for training

Thursday, October 24, 2013 5:00:00 PM

Wolf Cubs (2)

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.

During this 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 e-mailing

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.