WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Not everybody has the chance to play volleyball for a Division 1 program.
Purdue head coach Dave Shondell wants to make that experience something special for his players; and wants it to be about more than just volleyball.
"Right now is kind of an interesting time in our country. We can't forget why we're here and why this country is great," said Shondell.
Purdue plays at Ohio State on Friday, followed by a match at Maryland on Sunday.
Between games, he is taking the team to Washington, D.C.
"It's very important that we get down there and see some of the history, and the reason America is the country that it is," said Shondell.
Purdue (16-5, 6-4) is ranked No. 20 in the country after one of the toughest three-game stretches on any schedule in the country.