THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 09, 2010
KUP'S KORNER: There is both frustration and comfort in our start to the season
"Fall seven times, stand up eight." - Japanese Proverb

The team played some tough matches and had some great learning experiences in New York. Between Hannah Munneke walking around with three purses in Manhattan to Nadia Booker getting searched by TSA for her contraband tea, we had time to see the Statue of Liberty, Grand Central Station, Times Square and Central Park. I’d have to say my favorite moment came from walking into St. Patrick’s Cathedral and watching everyone’s jaw drop with the unexpected brilliance housed inside. Those moments will stay with our team forever. Our time on the court was a less than brilliant…

There is both frustration and comfort in our start to the season. We are losing matches, which will never sit well with me, but at the same time we have shown great individual skill and potential. We (our coaching staff) need to be patient while the team develops, because I know we’ll end the season on a bright note. We are making progress… It may not be evident on the scoreboard yet, but it is in practice. Our middles are getting better timing with our setter, our outsides are becoming more consistent, and our defense is making better moves toward the ball. Now we must show that progress on the court for our fans and opponents to see. Hopefully that’s this week…