Nov. 15, 2011
These past couple of days as a Rambler have been the best days of my life. The intensity and energy that we have brought each day in practice has really prepared us well for our season. Being 2-0 so far is the best feeling in the world. Our team is really working hard to make a statement early and get the job done. After our exhibition loss to UW-Parkside, we took it upon ourselves as a team to work harder than any other team out there and with each of us having the mindset to change the program around, the chemistry of our team couldn't be better.
After our scrimmage with Eastern Illinois, I got an idea of how the transition from high school and college game play is so different. The physicality of the college game was an adjustment and people were much more aggressive and intense. Each game, I mentally prepare myself to go out and play as a player instead of a freshman. Having confidence is key to doing well in any game setting; when I step on the court, I understand my role and try to perform that to the best of my abilities.
Our first two games to open up our season, ended in victories for our team. Beating Chicago State on last Friday by 43 points was an impressive start. Chicago State was a really good and competitive team that helped us get a feel of how quick, athletic, and aggressive teams will play against us. It was our first test in this long process of college basketball. Ending this week off right with a huge win over Northern Illinois was another milestone in the Ramblers' transformation. Beating a team, who beat the us last year, really was an exciting turn for us this year. With all of that said, I am very excited for this year and future years of being a Rambler. I really feel like this program is heading in the right direction.
#4 Simone Law