Player quotes from Thursday's practice
Nov. 15, 2012
Sophomore outside hitter Haley Eckerman
On how much hard work and effort she put in: We obviously started with the veterans who were here in the spring working out, doing work outs every morning. Then, when the freshmen came in the summer, just getting that connection with them and that trust while working hard every morning.
On next step: To finish out the conference. Our goal is to go undefeated in the whole conference and win every match after.
Senior utility Sha'Dare McNeal
On what she will miss the most: Definitely the girls. The girls make it a lot of fun. I'm going to miss talking to Bailey (Webster) everyday. Seeing just everyone, its going to be a big part.
On has the Texas experience lived up to expectations: Most definitely. It's been everything and more. I couldn't have asked to come to a better college, play on a better team. It is the best decision I have made.
On thoughts about playing in the NCAA tournament in Gregory Gym: I expect the atmosphere to be really fun. A lot of fans, just like two years ago when we hosted Regionals, so I am looking forward to that.
On favorite memory at Texas: It would definitely be winning Regionals my sophomore year. We played against Purdue and that was a really close match. And just the last point, I think Jenn Doris ended up blocking the ball and it was just an awesome feeling.