Ahhhh, hello everyone!! I can’t believe PreSeason is practically over already. Three weeks straight of volleyball all day, every day is every volleyball player’s dream and it flewww by! It’s been awesome getting to know everyone and we’ve all gotten so close already. I’ve especially had time to really get to know my fellow freshmen and I loovee them. I’ve been spending a lot of time in their dorm rooms in “Hotel Gaines” to escape the wild terrain that is known as Gilliam. I was the only girl living in Gilliam (and the only person on my floor) for about 2 1/2 weeks and am proud to say I love my dorm. Yes, maybe my fellow freshmen have AC, common rooms on every hall, flat screen TVs, game rooms, Netflix TV hookups, and new showers, but I can title my Blog Post “Surviving Gilliam” and get to sleep on a bed that is 10 feet high!
Anyways, these past three weeks have been incredible. I am still adjusting to the random thunderstorms and ridiculous humidity (YES GUYS, THIS IS HUMID TO ME), but other than that, I already feel as if I’ve been here for months. This weekend was our W&L Invitational and we SLAYED it. We won all four of our games and I really saw all of the work we put in at practice translate onto the court. I can’t wait to get back into the practice gym tomorrow!
In other news, my family visited this weekend and my brother and his wife LOVED the campus. They had never seen W&L before and were taken aback at how beautiful the campus is. I mean, just check out these awesome photos! After three weeks of walking around, I can tell that the campus views will never get old.
Also, Orientation Week started yesterday and today was our first Lee Chapel event! I have to include this pic of Elena, Vicky, and me from this morning because it is literally the first time we’ve worn anything besides Nike shorts (Norts..?) and T-shirts for the past 3 weeks. We have more events tonight and tomorrow, as well, to meet other freshmen and then classes officially begin on Thursday!
It was a fantastic preseason and I am sooo pumped to see what Season holds for the Gennies this year!
~Katie Volk aka Polly Pocket (which apparently is my new nickname because I am small I guess)