Men’s Volleyball To Compete In 2011 Novotel Cup
After receiving approval to compete in international competition from U.S.A. Volleyball and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), head men’s volleyball coach Patrick Dorywalski recently announced the squad’s upcoming participation in the Volleyball Federation of Luxembourg’s 2011 Novotel Cup during its winter training trip to Europe.
“This is a once in a lifetime experience for our student-athletes,” said Dorywalski. “To have the opportunity to play these international teams, in a national center, with our anthem being played in front of thousands of people is something they’ll be able to hold onto, look back on, and never forget.”
After arriving in Zurich, Switzerland on January 5, the team will travel to the National Sporting and Cultural Centre (Centre National Sportif et Culturel), better known as d'Coque, in Kirchberg, a quarter of Luxembourg City. Over the course of their five-day stay, the Ducks will compete in the four-team tournament featuring the national teams of Belarus, Scotland, and Luxembourg.
Stevens opens Cup play on Friday, January 7 against host Luxembourg before taking on Belarus on Saturday, January 8. The Ducks close out play on Sunday, January 9 against Scotland.
Following the tournament, the Ducks will head to Friedrichshafen, Germany, to complete their training at the German Volleyball Federation’s national training center before returning to Castle Point on Sunday, January 17.
Stevens posted a 20-12 overall mark in 2010 en route to its 13th-consecutive appearance in the North East Collegiate Volleyball Association (NECVA) Tournament. The Ducks open up the 2011 season on January 22-23 with the Stevens Invitational in Hoboken, N.J.
About Stevens Institute of Technology
Founded in 1870 and celebrating 140 Years of Innovation, Stevens Institute of Technology, The Innovation University™, lives at the intersection of industry, academics and research. The University's students, faculty and partners leverage their collective real-world experience and culture of innovation, research and entrepreneurship to confront global challenges in engineering, science, systems and technology management.
Based in Hoboken, N.J. and with a location in Washington, D.C., Stevens offers baccalaureate, master’s, certificates and doctoral degrees in engineering, the sciences and management, in addition to baccalaureate degrees in business and liberal arts. Stevens has been recognized by both the US Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Excellence in the areas of systems engineering and port security research. The University has a total enrollment of more than 2,200 undergraduate and 3,700 graduate students with almost 450 faculty. Stevens’ graduate programs have attracted international participation from China, India, Southeast Asia, Europe and Latin America as well as strategic partnerships with industry leaders, governments and other universities around the world. Additional information may be obtained at www.stevens.edu and www.stevens.edu/news.