With my last year of college I have found myself lacing up the low-top sneakers and pulling up knee pads, to trade in positing up on the block to attacking at the net trying to avoid the block. I have made the transition from four years of b-ball to using my last year to join the v-ball team, that’s right volleyball. It has been a big change and a lot to try and remember from high school! My coaches and teammates have been so helpful getting me back in the swing of things. I can’t believe the last time I played seriously was five years ago but the things I love about the sport have remained the same.
The 13 players and two coaches all went away for four days to a volleyball complex in Denville, New Jersey to take part in the first sessions of preseason. The Stevens team has recently undergone a change in head coach, and having a new coach meant a new system and a lot to learn from scratch. As per-usual for teams at Stevens we have high expectations for the season in our Empire 8 conference and NCAA’s.
So far this season we have traveled to tournaments at NYC and Vassar College, as well as traveling to south Jersey to play Richard Stockton and New York State to play SUNY New Paltz. This weekend we finally had our first home game at our tournament, The Ducks Classic. We have been getting better with each game we play and I can’t wait to finally start conference to see how we do in the Empire 8!