The Gators’ roster looks almost identical to last season’s with the addition of two new transfers and no freshmen. Having a united group of girls with great talent puts the Gators at an easy reach to win the championship this year. Let’s look at what Coach Mary Wise and a few of her players have to say about this season.
Coach Mary Wise
The absence of freshmen in the team allowed them to prepare differently this preseason according to coach Mary Wise. The Gators practiced more than the basics and had the chance to refine the team. Wise said there has been much improvement over the summer on middle hitting and hitting from behind. The team is healthy, experienced and looking forward to the competition this season.
Rachael Kramer, 6’8, Senior
Rachael Kramer is looking forward to playing her last season as a Gator. Kramer said her whole team is well experienced and that having no freshman has allowed the team to have more time to scrimmage in practice and prepare for the season, unlike her previous three seasons. Kramer believes her team is ready for any competitor with their talent and that her goal this year is to leave the Gator nation with a national title.
Paige Hammons, 6’1, Junior
Paige Hammons begins her junior volleyball season as a Gator. Hammons says that their team has developed such a strong bond together over the preseason, which has helped them on the court playing together as a team. Hammons says that the Gators have all the tools a team needs to win the title this year and that having several girls come back from their national champion run her freshman year is also a great experience to show the younger members.
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The Gators volleyball team will travel this Friday to take on no. 25 Louisville at the Cardinal Classic.
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