On Thursday night we had our “presentation of the team” to a small showing of media and fans at a nearby restaurant. The president of our sponsor company, Andreoli, was there, as well as presidents of numerous organizations whose names and functions I didn’t really understand. A lot of volleyball people.
It was a cool event, but it was quite long, with a lot of speeches in Italian. And it was right after practice, so we were all starving. But it was cool to be recognized, and when I got called onto the stage, they played “Born in the U.S.A.” by Bruce Springsteen. It was hard not to laugh. Below are some pictures from the event, including pictures of my teammates, all the guys in the navy blue polos. There was also a press release about it on our team homepage (linked in the right sidebar).