ALLIANCE, Ohio- Three of Mount Union's volleyball players, sophomores Riley Schenk (Amherst/Amherst Steele) and Brooke Knollman (Powell/Olentangy Liberty) and freshman Kyleigh Jackson (Galloway/Westland), traveled to Costa Rica to play volleyball through an organization called Beyond Sports from May 11th– May 19th.
Beyond Sports is an international education and service-learning organization that uses sports as a vehicle to explore the world and create meaningful cross-cultural relationships.
"There were girls from all over the USA and we were the only Ohio school," explained Schenk. "It carried from NCAA Division III to some NAIA schools. We also worked two clinics for local Costa Rican youth kids as well as explore the country going zip lining, to downtown San Jose, La Fortuna and Punta Leona!"
While Schenk, Knollman and Jackson were in Costa Rica, there were two volleyball teams, two soccer teams and one women's basketball team. Knollman and Jackson played on the same team while Schenk was on the other team. They practiced once and played three games against two national teams and one local club team.