Monday, March 21, 2011

Wins In Our Sights - So Is Home!

Watsup guys!  April is almost here and I will be headed back to the US of A very shortly!  I am super excited to see my family and friends.  The closer it gets the more anxious I get - causing me to not get as much sleep as I should sometimes.  I can't help myself!   My father tells me to stay focused and don't smell the barn too soon.  I think I can see the barn but I don't smell it quite yet!

My team finished the second half of the season undefeated with a fourth place seed.  We were the only team in the Polish league to go undefeated during the regular season in 2011.  In January we lost to Rivas in our last Euroleague game.  After the game our coach told us we wouldn't lose another game this season. (knock on wood)    Two weekends ago we kicked butt and won the Polish Cup. 
We are currently in the first round of playoffs playing against the fifth seed team, Lider Pruszk.  The team to advance in the first round has to win a series best out of three. (the team that wins two games first)  We played the first game on Thursday at home barely pulling out a win.  Our last three games as a team we have played more down than up.  I think we have been a little fatigued.  During this time of the year EVERYONE is tired.  Who can overcome the mental part of the game as a team will be successful.   Every game recently, someone can't play due to injury.  This has caused lineup changes causing us to figure out how to win in other ways as a team.  I think we have shown resilience which is a great sign of a winning team when it counts in the long run.  Our only five player went down in the first half of our last game.  She is a major key to the puzzle of this team.  We have no idea if she will be able to return for the remainder of the season.  More adjustments have to be made and games to continued to be won! 

During our Polish Cup, Coach George gave us an Eleanor Roosevelt quote, "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."  I'm just praying all of my teammates dreams are filled with beauty instead of ugliness.

Reminder:  A little less than two weeks remains for the deadline of the scholarship applications!! Keep them coming in guys! I can't wait to read and review them!

til next time..............K4K

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