Volleyball's Nicole Miller Set To Coach In 2012 European Global Challenge|
July 12, 2012
University of Cincinnati volleyball assistant coach Nicole Miller is currently overseas serving as an assistant coach in the 2012 European Global Challenge for the Bring IT Promotions (BIP)/USA Developmental Team.
The Eighth Annual European Global Challenge will take place July 16-19 in Pula, Croatia.
Miller is entering her first season at UC under Head Coach Molly Alvey. Miller has worked under Alvey during the previous two seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Houston. Miller also worked on staff with Alvey as a graduate assistant at Ole Miss. The Cougars accumulated a 38-24 overall record during that two-year span.
Six teams from across America will compete against eight European teams representing Russia, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Italy, Croatia, Romania, and Montenegro in this three-day tournament. American teams include SCVA High Performance team, NCVA High Performance team, BIP Midwest team, BIP Southeastern team, BIP/USA Developmental team, and the USA Youth National team.
The BIP/USA Development Team is a select group of high school seniors, college freshman, and college sophomores that will be participating in the 8th Annual European Global Challenge. The team will spend four nights in Milan, Italy at the Italian Volleyball Federation's brand new training facility practicing and playing against Club Italia, a mix of Youth and Junior National Team players coached by the Italian Junior National Team Coach, Marco Mencarelli. Then, the team will travel to Pula, Croatia for the Global Challenge.
The team is projected to play approximately 10 matches - three against the Italian Youth National team and seven at the Global Challenge. International teams also in attendance at the Global Challenge include: Czech Republic Junior and Youth National Teams, Russian Junior National Team, Slovenian Junior National Team, and top club teams from Croatia, Romania, Italy, Montenegro, and possibly Russia and Serbia.