(CBS Local Sports)- Volleyball has taken Cassidy Lichtman all over the world and for the first time in her career, she has the opportunity to play professional volleyball at home in the United States.
The Stanford alum and former Team USA player is one of the 44 women who are playing in the brand new Athletes Unlimited Volleyball league in Dallas, Texas on CBS Sports Network.
“The number one thing is just getting to play professional volleyball in the US,” said Lichtman, in an interview with CBS Local’s DJ Sixsmith.
“We have moms here, entrepreneurs here and I run my own non-profit,” said Lichtman, “All of those things that Athletes Unlimited is helping us amplify is our bonus to also playing some really great volleyball. I launched Path a year ago and we are looking to help develop some better skills around equity, empathy and empowerment in the next generation. We are using the vehicle of sports to do that. We want to break down those skills and think about they apply to kids in their lives and get those reps just like hitting a ball.”
Watch Athletes Unlimited Volleyball on CBS Sports Network.