For the first time in my career here at Penn State, and apparently for the first time in many years, our team had the opportunity to play an inter-squad scrimmage during Blue White weekend. What a perfect way to finish off the spring season! Although we play against each other every day in practice, there's something exciting about being in our game jerseys and on our home court playing in front of our home crowd. Thanks to all of you who came out to support us! It was a hard fought battle between Team Blue and Team Qhite, having only a few points decide the winner of each set. The four sets we played were filled with big blocks, incredible digs, a couple of aces and some crazy rallies that seemed to keep going forever. All in all, I thought it showed how competitive our team really is and the passion that we play with every time we step onto that court.
As you all know, Kristin Carpenter and I just finished our last spring season. Where did the time go?? I know I can speak for her saying that it feels like just yesterday we were freshmen on campus. Once finals week is over this Friday, we will officially be seniors. I still can't believe it. Without a doubt in my mind, Penn State has been the perfect fit for me, both academically and athletically. I can't imagine playing for anyone other than Coach Rose. Not only has he taught me a lot about volleyball, but he has taught me about life and what is to come on the road ahead.
This spring brought about some changes. We lost some players and an assistant coach, but we also gained a great resource in Steve Aird. We all improved in areas we needed to get better in, but the work is never over. This summer we are looking forward to improving and ready to keep working hard. See you in August!