VOLLEYBALL PLAYER BLOG: JESSICA FIGLER
During fall camp, Tusculum College junior Jessica Figler will be providing her daily thoughts and accounts of being a college volleyball player.
The following blogs are listed in reverse-chronological order:
August 16, 2008
As our week of preseason comes to an end it is time that we push ourselves our hardest. At our first practice everyone came in fresh and ready to play. After our first day of three-a-days it seemed harder and harder to push ourselves past the sore muscles and long days. The after practice torture, also known as ice baths, that every player is required to do turned into liquid gold when all of are muscles started to loosen up and it was once again easy to walk without the well heard “ow” that came from everyone the days before.
We are a really young team this year, but we all share the same heart for the game. The freshman have done an amazing job stepping it up and putting up a fight just as hard as the upper classmen, trying to earn a spot in the starting six. We, like every other team, have had a few practices that we just want to forget, but the next time we stepped into the gym, we came ready to play and proved to our coaches that we are better than the last practice.
This morning’s session went well. The new techniques we have been learning all week are starting to fall into place and become more natural. Tonight is our last preseason practice. I myself am excited to see just how hard everyone is going to push it tonight. Our first scrimmage is on Monday against Milligan and I think that it really hit everyone in this morning’s practice that we need to push constantly to prove that we want to play to earn a spot on the court.