Past Features

July 11, 2005 (Vol. 1, No. 10)

Lightning Volleyball Stars Selected to Represent CUNY in Goodwill Tour

Isabel Lorenzo
Isabel Lorenzo

Yaniza DeLos Santos
Yaniza DeLos Santos
Lightning volleyball teammates Isabel Lorenzo and Yaniza DeLos Santos will tour Buenos Aires this summer as part of the women's volleyball squad of the CUNY Athletic Conference (CUNYAC). The 15-member team will compete in at least four matches against local teams, hold clinics and participate in various community service activities, as well as tour and learn the history and culture of Argentina. The tour will begin on Wed., July 27 and conclude on Sun., August 7.

"It's a great opportunity for our student athletes to gain exposure on the national level," said CUNYAC Executive Director Zak Ivkovic about the tour. "This trip enables them to represent our conference, their schools and their families abroad, and will give them a learning experience they will remember for the rest of their lives."

The team is comprised of student-athletes from all the CUNY colleges. Final selections were based on a combination of skill level, academic performance, sportsmanship, general attitude and recommendation from coaches.

"For me, this tour is a chance to represent the entire Lehman College community," said Lorenzo.

The tour is not the first of its kind for the CUNYAC. In 2003, Ivkovic led the men's basketball tour to Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) and in 2004 a women's basketball tour to Quito (Ecuador).