CUA Volleyball in Puerto Rico (March 2011)


March 11
Well, all good things must come to an end.  Today was our last day and Coach literally had to drag us off the beach to begin packing and get to the airport in time to catch our flight.

Everyone was really sad to leave but the trip was absolutely incredible and one we’ll never forget. We made so many terrific memories and we know this was a great trip not only for this team, but for the CUA volleyball program and the university as well. We can see it paying off down the road.

We’d like to thank our Coach Nagy for giving us the chance to come down here and enjoy a wonderful experience, Thanks Coach!!!  Now it’s back to reality.  Classes start up again next week but right now all we can think about are all the great things we got to experience while in Puerto Rico.

Signing off for the final time!




March 10
We got going nice and early today, first grabbing breakfast and then heading out for the northeast part of the island.  Claudia’s beach apartment is located there and we were excited to go see it.

On our way to the apartment we made a stop at the grocery store where we stocked up on food and drinks for the rest of the day, including a meal the team cooked.  After a long day in the sun it was time for dinner and that meant CUA volleyball was hard at work in the kitchen!

It was great to sit down and enjoy the fruits (and food) of our labor and afterwards the only thing anyone wanted to do was return to the hotel for some sleep. 

It’s been a fantastic trip up to this point and we’re hoping for more of the same tomorrow.  Talk to you soon!

March 9
What a busy day it was!  We traveled to three Catholic high schools and had a chance to meet with their athletic directors and college counselors as we helped them learn more about Catholic University.  We spoke about our school, our athletic programs and of course our wonderful volleyball team :)

In addition to our trips to the schools we snuck in some time at the pool and on the beach (of course!) and did some relaxing.

Once our fun in the sun was over we headed to San Juan where most of the team attended Ash Wednesday mass.  Following that we headed out for a great Puerto Rican dinner.  Safe to say it felt pretty good to walk back to the hotel after that meal because we all needed it!

More fun is coming on Thursday, so check back soon!



March 8
Today was close to perfect with lots of time spent under the sun and plenty of fun had by all.  We started with some beach volleyball, a favorite of many on the team as you can imagine, and in total we spent about four hours on the beach and at the pool just soaking up the rays.  It was great!

Next we got ready to go visit old San Juan.  We arrived around 5 p.m. and had a nice time, but unfortunately Claudia didn’t feel well, so she returned to the hotel to get some rest. The rest of the team remained in San Juan and had a terrific dinner at a fabulous local restaurant.

All in all it was a great day and Claudia is now feeling better so we’re looking forward to more fun tomorrow.

Check back soon for our latest update! 


March 7
What a great day we had today!  We began with some breakfast at our hotel and then loaded the bus around 8:30 and headed for

the marina.  Needless to say we were all pretty excited to be getting on a boat after months of battling snow and ice back home. 

We got to Villa Marina about an hour later and the sailing catamaran was waiting for us.  Following a 55-minute boat ride we stopped at our first island and did some snorkeling. It was awesome!!

Next we ate lunch on the boat and sailed to our next destination, which was about 20 minutes away.  Then it was time for some more snorkeling.  I think we could get used to this lifestyle :)

When our trip had finally come to an end we boarded the boat and headed for the marina.  Once there we hopped on a bus and went back to our hotel for some much-needed rest.  After a power-nap we ate dinner at a great little restaurant nearby and then it was back to the hotel for some a good night of sleep.

It was a wonderful day and an exhausting one too!  But what great memories we made.  Can’t wait to see what tomorrow has in store for us.  Talk to you soon…

March 6
Greetings from Puerto Rico!  The CUA volleyball team is enjoying its 2011 spring break under the sun and throughout the trip we’ll be keeping you updated with daily blog entries and photos.

After leaving bright and early today, we arrived safely in Puerto Rico following a three-and-a-half hour flight. The weather here is perfect, 83 degrees with LOTS of sun.

We made a short stop at our hotel and next headed out for a terrific team dinner.  By the time we were finished everyone was exhausted and ready for bed.

Tomorrow is a big day for us because we’re going on a boat trip!  We can’t wait, check back soon to see how things are going. Talk to you soon!