2007 Europe Trip

Illinois State's volleyball team will travel to five European countries in 13 days from May 12-25. Along with playing six matches (three against European national teams), the Redbirds will be provided the opportunity to do extensive sightseeing, and participate in numerous team-building activities.

Follow the entire trip in the player blogging forum! One player or coach will provide one blog per day, detailing the day's events. A photo gallery will also be available throughout the trip and upon the team's arrival back in the United States.

  • Europe Web Journal #1: ISU Arrives in Prague
  • ISU Steadily Improves, But Suffers Sweep to Spanish Nationals
  • Europe Web Journal #2: From Prague to Bruno
  • ISU Swept by Czechs; Drops Four-Game Decision to Azerbaijan
  • Czech Republic National Team Sweeps ISU in Spring Cup Finale
  • Europe Web Journal #3: An 'Intense' Day in Brno
  • Illinois State Upends Croation Junior Nationals in Five Games
  • Europe Web Journal #4: Picking Up a Victory and Touring Zagreb
  • Pula Based Croatian Club Team Blanks Illinois State
  • Europe Web Journal #5: An Afternoon of Team Building
  • Europe Web Journal #6: An Enjoyable Afternoon on the Beach
  • ISU Ends European Tour With 3-1 Setback in to Italian Club Team
  • Europe Web Journal #7: Onward to Italy!
  • Europe Web Journal #8: A Day in Venice
  • Europe Web Journal #9: Wrapping Up the Tour

    Below is a travel and match schedule:

    May 12: Depart USA for Prague, Czech Republic

    May 13: Arrive in Prague, Czech Republic

    May 14: Sightseeing in Prague/Depart for Brno, Czech Republic
    Match #1 in Spring Cup Tournament

    May 15: Sightseeing in Brno Matches #2 and #3 in Spring Cup Tournament

    May 16: Matches #4 in Spring Cup Tournament
    Depart for Vienna, Austria
    Sightseeing in Vienna, Austria all afternoon and evening

    May 17: Depart for Maribor, Slovenia
    Match #5 (evening)

    May 18: Sightseeing and team activities in Maribor, Slovenia

    May 19: Depart for Pula, Croatia
    Sightseeing in Pula
    Match #6 (evening)

    May 20: Sightseeing in Pula, Croatia

    May 21: Depart for Pordenone, Italy
    Sightseeing in Pordenone, Italy
    Match #7 (evening)

    May 22: Sightseeing in Pula, Croatia

    May 23: Depart for Rome, Italy
    Sightseeing in Rome, Italy

    May 24: Sightseeing in Rome, Italy

    May 25: Depart for USA