I spent this last weekend in Tacoma, for my first collegiate track meet. For everyone who will never have the opportunity to experience a team road trip as a Yote, this is basically how it works for the track team:
1. Wake up early on Friday morning, get on the bus. If you are me, you will think about how important it is to not sleep through your alarm, so that you have a dream about sleeping through your alarm, so that when it happens in real life you think it's just another dream, and then actually wake up 5 minutes before the bus leaves.
I just got back from Portland, where I watched both the men's and women's cross country teams DESTROY at nationals. Hillary Holt took first place by 20 seconds, and the women's team took a very, very close second as a team. The men also had an incredible race, with Greg Montgomery taking second. It was so worth the drive up to see my teammates do so awesome. I'm so proud to even run with them. Seeing them be awesome was definitely worth the trip, and that alone would have been worth the drive.
Over the last week or so I have had something missing in my life. I have had a lot more time to do my homework but am missing catching up with my team everyday. I am talking about my last soccer match ever. Unfortunately the end of break also saw the end of the women’s soccer season. I no longer have practice every day and have just returned my uniform for the last time.
Last week was probably the hardest week I have had all summer and for good reason. Last week was the first week of preseason training for both the men's and women's soccer teams.
As a member of the team we have to arrive on campus early to practice, usually twice a day. It is a nice time of year to be hanging out in Caldwell, because the campus is not lonely any more, but is beginning to click into gear. Other teams are also here on campus, like the women’s volleyball team, cross country team and also some resident assistants getting the dorms ready for everyone to move in.
Hello to all of the loyal Yote fans from Sioux City, Iowa!
We left Saturday morning with anticipation and excitement for a 20-hour bus ride that would take us to the place we’ve worked all year to reach. As our journey ended and we drove off of the freeway, seeing the Tyson Event Center in the distance, we had the confidence that good things would happen to us this week.
Well, the Lady Yotes are going to Nationals! We’ve gone through many ups and downs this season, but we are all super excited to show off our stuff at the NAIA National Tournament in Sioux City, Iowa next week.
We love your support. We love your cheers, your outfits, and your body paint. We love it when you’re decked out in purple and gold and wave your hands in the air like you just don’t care. Your enthusiasm truly helps us to be better players on the court. We want to win for you, Yote fans.
So we think you should know about an awesome opportunity that the Executive Council has provided you with.
Whew! I'm glad that’s over. You know what I’m talking about: Midterm week. That was intense! Yes, I am sure many of my fellow bloggers have stated otherwise (no offense to them; I love them dearly), but I am a dramatic freshman; and for me it was a very intense, stressful, midterm week.
I’m back on campus! Having two-a-day volleyball practices with ResLife training in between has been exhausting. One thing that has kept me going by providing delicious sustenance is the newly remodeled cafeteria! It looks beautiful and has so many great new additions.