"You can't teach what you don't know. And you can't lead where you don't go."

Jesse Jackson

After a long search, I found the United States of America to be the place where it could all happen. The first time I tried to reach out to college coaches I had to tape my games and practices and go to a specialised center to cut and paste the pieces to create my highlights video.

Back then we didn't have smart phones and Youtube so it took several weeks (and a lot of money) to make all of these tapes and send them to the universities. Using dial-up internet connections and expensive phone calls, I was finally able to get scholarship offers to study and play volleyball in American colleges. 

In Argentina school finishes in December and I needed to report to preseason at the beginning of August so used those 8 months to work for a company that had to digitalise hundreds of bank forms using already-famous Office Word program. With the money I earned from that job and a little piggy bank on top of the table of my house in which everyone who entered needed to contribute, I was able to pay my first ticket to America.

And so it was that I arrived to George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia (just outside Washington D.C.) on August 9th of 2001.