The Lady Lions had a fantastic 10-day excursion through France and Italy before heading back to the States to start classes. The journey featured stops in Paris, Nice, Monaco, Como, Bellagio, Florence, Rome and Vatican City. It was an experience of a lifetime for everyone on the trip, including the staff members.
At our first team meeting of the year, Coquese Washington asked everyone to give their highlights of the trip or what they learned about themselves or their teammates during our 10-day journey. It was interesting to hear what the Lady Lions had to say.
Nikki Greene talked about what an impact the trip had on her as an integrated arts major and how blown away she was by all of the artistic and architectural wonders that we saw on the trip. Maggie Lucas told us how she knows that she can play overseas now after visiting those countries and how she would be able to adapt. Maren told the group that she learned a lot about how the team adapted on the fly with many elements of the trip. I think everyone came away from our European Tour with a greater appreciation of life in the United States, our culture, ourselves and each other.
Before we hopped a plane back to the States, a few of the Lady Lions shared their favorite memories of the 10-day Euro Tour. Take a look: