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The first in a series of blogs by sophomore OH Jordan Timmermann. In her first season in the Purple and Gold, the Florissant, Mo., native made the 2012 SoCon All-Freshman Team as she finished second on the team in digs with 355 for the year. She was a two-time SoCon Freshman of the Week (Sept. 19, Oct. 17) while also picking up seven double-doubles for the season, including four in a row from Nov. 14-Nov. 30. Check the blog section of the bottom of CatamountSports.com and the Volleyball page for more blog entries from Timmermann.

Summer is almost over which can only mean one thing...volleyball preseason! Say hello to sore bodies and aching muscles. Everyone is back and ready to hit the gym for practice and conditioning. While our muscles are screaming at us, it will be all worth it in the end because hard work pays off!

It is great to be back in the `Whee with everyone on the team because we are truly everyone's best friends and family. Even the freshmen are fitting in perfectly to our craziness. Week one of preseason is already done and over with and man was it busy. We managed to fit in two-a-days, lifting, conditioning, and even a rafting trip!

Our team bonding rafting trip will be something we will remember for a long time. Just think of 14 screaming girls in rafts, in 55 degree water, while it was pouring down rain. Yeah couldn't get any worse....oh wait I forgot the lightning and thunder. I just remember thinking to myself (as I was shivering the ENTIRE time) what did I get myself into? We didn't have the ideal conditions for a good rafting trip, but we made it our own and definitely made memories that will stay with us forever.

I know we are all looking forward to this upcoming season because we are closer than ever and have the focus to achieve our goals. I like to use a quote from one of my favorite TV shows, "Friday Night Lights," that I think fits perfectly for the team: "Clear eyes, Full hearts, Can't lose."

"Clear eyes, Full hearts, Can't lose."
Friday Night Lights

If we stay together as a team and put our heart and soul into every moment, we can't lose. I'll keep everyone updated on what is going on with the volleyball team because I'm sure we will have some crazy stories to be told. GO CATS!

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