Hamden (WTNH) - The Quinnipiac University campus is buzzing with word that men'sgolf, outdoor track, and women's volleyball teams will no longer bepart of the school's sports program. It's all in effort to balancethe school's budget.
Members of the volleyball team say they know their team is not amoney maker for the school. But, they claim you can't put a priceon sportsmanship and what they thought was the school's promise tosupport the growing program.
"When we found out, we were all in tears," Kayla Lawler, of theQuinnipiac volleyball team, said.
When the school told them game over, the members of theQuinnipiac volleyball team were stunned to learn the school iscutting the team citing budget cuts.
"Now I lost my team," Kristin Corinaldesi, of the Quinnipiacvolleyball team, said. "I don't have anything so I'd like to finishmy senior year playing volleyball."
The three freshman who chose to attend QU to play volleyballwere really hit hard by the decision.
The school says it will honor their scholarships but theseplayers revealed how devastating this news is. "Right now it feelslike a stab in the heart," Lawler said. "This is really upsettingbecause its big part of our lives."
Quinnipiac University declined to speak about the decision tocut volleyball, golf and outdoor track. Players feel it's unfair,saying other teams like basketball and ice hockey, that play in theschool's new arena, could help support volleyball.
"We reach out the community people, come to our games," ShelaghDolan, a Quinnipiac University volleyball player, said. "We do havefans but we're not the sort that is raking in profits because wedon't even charge people to come and see us."
"It's about $58,000 to support our program and in the grandscheme of things that's not that much," said Quinnipiac volleyballplayer Erin Obertdevest. "The volleyball team now has a game planto try and save themselves -- looking to other students, appealingto the administration."
"They have not heard the beginning from us; we are going to makenoise about this," Stephanie Brediger, of the Quinnipiac Universityvolleyball team, said.
One freshman revealed to News Channel 8 that if the schoolstands by the decision, she'll have no choice but to look toanother school with a solid program.
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