Hello Cougar Fans! Freshman, Outside Hitter, Mary O’Brien here! We are almost one month into our Spring season and I couldn’t be more excited to be back and practicing again! It feels so good to be back on the court with the team, doing what we do best.
This year has flown by, I can’t believe we are already into the Spring Semester! The Spring season gives us a great opportunity to not only work on our volleyball skills but also build strength in the weight room. This past month we have been focused on gaining strength and working on technique. I love seeing the improvement in each individual lift as we continue to work and get better. With the help of TR and our strength coach, Ryan Camp, I can personally say that your Lady Cougars will be looking stronger than ever!
Along with weight training, we also do HIIT workouts also known as High Intensity Interval Training. Each week two players are chosen to create a HIIT workout of their own, and then lead the workout in front of the whole team. This week Taylor Shaw and I will be leading the HIIT training! Tay and I are excited to create our own workout and put our twist on it. I love the variation in our training, it makes it more enjoyable.
This month we celebrated national girls and women in sports day. This is a month long celebration used to acknowledge the accomplishments of female athletes and woman who were at the forefront, pushing for equality in sports. To honor some special local women who helped to pave the way for women in sports, we invited back Patty Speitz the first NJCAA National tournament MVP ever. What an amazing accomplishment and inspiring woman!