UNIVERSITY PARK, PA; August 7, 2012 - The defending Big Ten regular-season champion Penn State Lady Lions will begin their 2012-13 season with a 10-day foreign tour to France and Italy August 13-23. The Lady Lions will visit five cities in the two countries, while playing three games. By NCAA regulations, the Lady Lions are allotted 10 practices for the foreign tour and have taken part in six practices since the middle of July.
The Lady Lions will begin their European trip in Paris, where they will spend two nights. The team will visit several historic landmarks and museums in Paris, including the Louvre, the Effiel Tower, the Champs-Elysees and Arc de Triomphe. The Lady Lions will take on Le Havre in their first tour game on August 15.
Penn State will then travel to Nice for a one-day tour stop before heading to Monaco and Lake Como for two days. On the second day in Lake Como, the team will play their second game of the tour against the Italian All-Star Team on August 18. The Lady Lions continue their tour in Florence, where they will see the Duomo, the Piazza della Signoria and Ponte Vecchio.
The final destination for the Lady Lions is a three-day visit to Rome, where Penn State will see the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain, the Vatican, the RomanColosseum & Forum and the Pantheon & Piazza Navona. The Lady Lions will play their final game of the European Tour against the Italian All-Star team on August 21.
--PSU Athletic Communications--