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My thoughts about spring so far after winning a championship...
This is my fourth spring in my college career, and I am happy to say it's my last. It has already proven to be a challenge for myself and the other girls on the team. After winning a championship and making it to the NCAA tournament there is a much higher standard to up hold. Each and every girl has higher expectations for themselves as well as everyone else on the team. The workouts are challenging and designed to make us push ourselves to exhaustion, while also pushing our teammates to keep up with the person in the lead. As you can imagine this can be quite difficult, especially at 6am. This has already made us stronger physically and mentally as individuals, but it has also helped us become a stronger team unit. We all know going into each workout we're all doing it together, and no matter what we're going to make sure each and every one of us finishes. We also have individuals twice a week, which are going very well. We are all learning a lot and making huge strides in our progress. The atmosphere in the gym is much different now then it was in the fall. We are not just content to only win the conference tournament and make it to the NCAA tournament, we have raised the bar and want to win both the conference and conference tournament, as well as make it to the sweet sixteen. This is no easy task but with as many returners as we have, it is most definitely achievable. I am looking forward to next season, but first we have to make it through the rest of spring!
#1 Hannah Walker
NMSU Volleyball Aggie Volleyball at 12:12 PM
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
My thoughts about making the NCAA tournament and the entire journey leading up to that..
This was my first time as well as majority of the team to make it to the NCAA tournament. For practice we did more film than usual to get ready for the first round. Going to play the home team in the first round was going to be hard and we all wanted to continue on so we knew preparation was serious. The NCAA tournament is like any other travel trip but at the same time different. We had never played that team before and for travelling we used a bus, which we do not normally do. I was nervous but extremely excited to be there and go to the next round. Since I have been here we have always ended second at the WAC tournament so winning was not only a huge accomplishment but opened a door to another opportunity to play. Throughout season we had ups and downs. We started very strong winning major games in the beginning of the year. Then through conference play, we had lulls that hurt us. As a team we get along great off the court and could not figure out why things did not mesh together on the court often. The WAC tournament was by far my favorite. We played great together and seemed to have a different flow. I think we may have taken teams by surprise since we did not play like that throughout the season. We showed excitement even when we were down to get back up. Taking Utah State who was the first seed in three was just incredible. I am hoping through spring we continue to work together and want to have a steady flow next year and show teams what we are like. It is in our future to go farther than the first round of the NCAA tournament!
#15 Stephanie Ziegler
NMSU Volleyball Aggie Volleyball at 9:34 AM