Hornets head to China


Day 5 in ChinaThis wasn’t your typical road trip for Emporia State’s volleyball team. A traveling party of approximately 20 teammates, coaches and Hornet athletics representatives packed for a late-May trip across the Pacific to Beijing, China. 

For Bing Xu, Hornet volleyball head coach, the trip was an opportunity to take his team back to where he learned to play the game he now coaches.

Leaving Sunday, May 19, for a week in Asia. They played four games with Chinese universities, but also had time to do some sightseeing at the Great Wall and the Olympic Stadium in China’s capital, where Xu and his wife and assistant coach Xiangping (Ping) Wang grew up.

For many of the team members, though, the trip was the first time they had been outside the United States. Hear more about their thoughts in a video posted on Emporia State’s YouTube channel.

Team member Paige Vanderpool blogged about the ten-day experience