Ify's Insights - Entry #2

Oct. 7, 2008

Time for official practice to start soon!!

I can't wait to start practicing. It's very exciting to know that the season is right around the corner. The Red and Blue game is our first game as a team and we are all looking forward to that game because that's where we find out how we look as a team.

Last weekend we had a recruit and it was also my birthday on Sunday. It was a good weekend and I had fun. My sister surprised me at a team dinner. I was super surprised that she showed up. (NOTE: Her sister, Chinyere, plays for UCLA) But we all went out and it was a nice evening out with my teammates and a good weekend with my teammates.

The week before that was the weekend we all got to go home. That was much needed because being away from home for months can get a bit hard and be stressful and you start missing your family. I definitely missed mine. I hung out with my parents and oldest brother and sister, but my other brother wasn't home because he had already left to go overseas. I also hung out with my friends, went to the movies, dinner, and Knott's Scary Farm. It was a good, relaxing weekend overall.

Starting the first full week of October, I'm getting used to the workouts and the high expectations and intensity that I have to give. As a team we look better everyday. We grow as people and as players and I think that's very important. I'm very excited about this year because it's something new.




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