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By: Chip Bromfield, ProMotion Ltd.
Bloggin With the Volleyball Buffs
Release: November 29, 2010
By: CUBuffs.com
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As the 2010 volleyball season gets underway, the new looking CU volleyball team is working hard to become one of the top volleyball programs in the country. Follow their progress this season as they blog to keep you up-to-date with the latest happenings in CU volleyball.

 

November 29, 2010 - Morgan Tholen, Fr., OH, Lake Quivira, Kan. 

Hello Fellow Buff Followers!

This weekend we wrapped up our last Big 12 season. We headed back over to where I am from to take on the Kansas State Wildcats. The Wildcats took the first set and we battled back to take the second. Kansas State took the third, but we battled back from being down by seven to win the fourth. It was a hard fought five-game match, but Kansas State came up with the win.

Despite the result of this match, I know what kind of future this program holds.

We talked a lot after our final game about the opportunity we are given. We are going into this off season training with the mindset that we are good and have the chance to be great. We have all the right tools and in the next few months we will get the opportunity to train at our high level and be prepared for what is next: the Pac 12.

We also had time to reflect on an important part in building this program after the match. Credit to Rosie Steinhaus who played her last match as a Buff and ended on the best possible note. Rosie is an important part in where our team is headed. Even though we continue on with reaching our goals to become a top ranked program, Rosie's great leadership will be remembered.

As we head into our intense off-season training, I just want to thank all of you fans. You mean so much to us, and we appreciate the support.

Until next year... GO BUFFS!

-Morgan Tholen #12

 

November 15, 2010 - Morgan Tholen, Fr., OH, Lake Quivira, Kan. 

Hey there Buff Fans!

This weekend we hosted top ranked Nebraska for the last meeting in conference play in front of over 1,000 fans. I was very impressed with our young team. We stayed composed and relaxed throughout the match and were able to frustrate the No. 5 team in the nation. This showed what our team is capable of. We were able to stick with the Huskers throughout the first two sets, but were unable to come up with the 'w' in the end.

But don't let the scores reflect what was accomplished this weekend. Our team came off a tough loss on the road, and our ability to come back aggressively showed the direction of where this team is going.

I think what made the difference in this match was our practices up to game day. We really focused hard on finding our system again. We went back to some drills that helped us return to the Colorado way. I believe this enabled us to move forward and make sure we finish this season out strong.

Next up for our squad is Iowa State on Tuesday in Ames, Iowa. Thanks for all the support and have a great week. GO BUFFS!

-Morgan #12

 

November 8, 2010 - Morgan Tholen, Fr., OH, Lake Quivira, Kan. 

Hey There Buffs!
 
We traveled back to my neck of the woods to take on the Kansas Jayhawks last weekend. We looked to take the sweep and beat them as we did in our own event center. However, with our lack of capitalizing on opportunities they came away with victory.

With this being said, we are going into practice knowing that we need to fix the little things and make sure we hold our focus with another tough Big 12 week ahead. We know we need to take care of opportunities when we are faced with them and are willing to do whatever it takes to achieve this goal.

We head to Norman, Oklahoma this Wednesday to snap our losing streak and take on the Sooners. With back-to-back road matches we need to make sure we hold each other accountable and stay focused with school and our goals while traveling. The tough schedule for the week will be a challenge both mentally and physically, but we believe in each other and are excited for it to get underway.

Have a great week... GO BUFFS!

-Morgan #12

November 1, 2010 - Morgan Tholen, Fr., OH, Lake Quivira, Kan.  

Hello Hello Buff Fans!

I hope Halloween night was nothing less than an absolute blast for you all. We enjoyed having everyone dressed in their costumes for our game against the Texas Longhorns. The gym environment created a great atmosphere to play in and we appreciate everyone who was able to come out and support us.

This weekend brought our team to a realization. The realization that when our focus is in the right mind-set, anything is possible for this team. Although we could not come up with the win on Saturday night, I couldn't be more impressed with how we performed. The first two sets showed what our team is capable of.

Our passing stayed relaxed and poised to create a steady first contact. This enabled our second contact to speed up our offense. With this being said, our attackers were able to capitalize on key points and keep the tall, athletic Texas block disciplined.

I was very impressed with our performance overall and the "L" that appears next to the match does not reflect what this team pulled out. I'm proud of the improvement that was made and am looking forward to our team stepping out on the court again this Wednesday against the Missouri Tigers. We hope to see you there to cheer us on in one of our last home matches this season! Hope you all have a great week.

-Morgan Tholen #12

October 29, 2010 - Kat Constantine, Fr., DS/L, Saratoga, Calif.

Hello Buff Fans!

We traveled back to Texas this week to take on the Baylor Bears. The crowd was rowdy and everything was green, which made it a fun environment to play in. We came out ready for the match with a great game plan and a lot of excitement. However, Baylor seemed to thrive off the energy of the crowd and came up with the three and zero win. It was a tough match to lose, but it allowed the team to rethink our strategies and outlooks. This created a new sense of urgency and determination among us which carried onto practice this week. We are excited to be back home and take on the Texas Longhorns! They are a top ranked team, but as Coach has mentioned this is a great challenge that I feel we are ready for. We look forward to this match up and hope to see you there at 4  p.m! Can't wait to see your costumes!

-Kat Constantine #23

October 25, 2010 - Morgan Tholen, Fr., OH, Lake Quivira, Kan.     

Why hello to you fellow Buff fans!

Another Big 12 weekend wraps up as we are headed back to Boulder.

We are now in our second half of conference play and as coach has mentioned numerous times, this is the part that can show what a team is truly made of. In the long run we've come so far since preseason. As a program we are looking stronger each time we get the chance to step out on the court.

 Unfortunately for us, this weekend did not show this sort of progress that we have been making. We fell to the Texas A & M Aggies in three games.

Overall we did not use our system and couldn't seem to get the job done without it. In previous matches this season our system has shown what this team is really capable of.

 I could tell immediately following the game that our team was more than anxious to get back home and fix the little things we were not able to pull through down here in College Station.

Going into practice we are making sure we hold our focus and that we also hold ourselves accountable in order to move forward from here. We are a team that knows how to fight back and will not allow this weekend to reflect the things we have been accomplishing these past fews weeks. This week we will be working extra hard as we rally another tough away match in Texas against the Baylor Bears this Wednesday. Thanks for the support and remember it's a great day to be a Buff!

-Morgan Tholen #12

 

October 22, 2010 - Michelle Miller, So., S, Round Rock, Texas

Hey Buff Fans,

First of all I just wanted to thank everyone who came and supported us against Iowa State on Wednesday! To bad we couldn't come out with a win, but we plan on making up for it this Saturday against A&M.

We are now in College Station, Texas and I can tell everyone is anxious and excited for tomorrow's game at 3 against the Aggies, especially after our schedule today. After traveling for seven hours, practice, and team dinner, I believe we are all more than prepared for the game. Wish us luck!

GO BUFFS!!

Michelle #17

 

October 18, 2010 - Anicia Santos, Jr., MB, Frisco, Colo.  

Hi Buffs!

We are about to head into the second half of the conference season. We went into our bye weekend with a hard fought win against Texas Tech in five games. After that marathon match we took a break from competition but not from conditioning and skill work. We were in the gym at 7 a.m. on Saturday getting in a good workout with our strength and conditioning coach James Hardy! After that we were able to relax for a day and head to the only football game most of us can see this season. It was the perfect break from volleyball and school.

We are now preparing for No. 12 Iowa State to come into our gym on Wednesday on top of going through another round of midterms in most of our classes. It's difficult balancing school and volleyball and sleep but we have done just fine so far. Not one of us can wait for the next game, not even Coach Tom who jumped in on one of our practice scrimmages yesterday. As always, thank you for your support and we hope to see you on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in Coors! 
 

October 15, 2010 - Lydia Blaha, RJr., MB, Colorado Springs, Colo.

On Wednesday the volleyball team won a hard fought match against the Texas Tech Red Raiders. We took the match in the fifth set, 28-26. The hard work that we have been putting into each practice definitely payed off and our attitudes of 'never giving up' shone through. After the game the girls returned home excited and proud of the victory.

On Thursday instead of practice, coach Tom ran an SAQ (Strength Agility Quickness), which he likes to call, 'Colorado's Amazing Race'. It was intense but everyone fought through and finished feeling proud of themselves. We are all excited to be able to go to our first football game tomorrow afternoon against Baylor, but first we need to get through a morning conditioning and weights. Thank you for all your support and we promise to keep working hard to show our appreciation! GO BUFFS!

October 11, 2010 - Anicia Santos, Jr., MB, Frisco, Colo.     

Happy Monday Buff fans!

First of all, thank you to everyone who came to our match versus Baylor this past Saturday and everyone else who was there in spirit! Before the game we had our second kid's clinic and we always love helping all the young Buff fans improve their volleyball skills.
We suffered a tough loss to Baylor but we are planning on making a strong and quick rebound against Texas Tech this Wednesday. Everyone of us is itching to get back on the court and work out every last little detail of our game so that we can start off a winning streak this week.

After Wednesday's game, we have a week off from competition. During this time, we will be recovering from some aches and pains as well as getting in some conditioning work. While we hate taking a break from competition it will be nice to be able to focus on our schoolwork for a few days and take a mental break from competition and scouting.

Anyways, hope to see you at our next match! GO BUFFS

 

October 8, 2010 - Morgan Tholen, Fr., OH, Lake Quivira, Kan.    

Hello fellow Buff fans!

On Wednesday we faced yet another well-rounded opponent in our Big 12 conference play. Unfortunately this time it was the tough 11th-ranked Texas Longhorn squad who came up with the win. The gym environment in Austin was intense as there were 2,000 or more fans. It was dig for the cure night and the amount of energy for fighting breast cancer was invigorating. This sort of atmosphere brought our team into a mental tough state of mind.

Fortunately for us, we can take this as a learning opportunity to make sure we have focused practices for the rest of the week in order to succeed against Baylor this Saturday. We are going into practice with a mentality that we need to improve our defensive eye work and concentrate on the first contact. With this we can allow our system to do the work. Using our high-level system will allow our team to take some big steps as we continue down our conference play road.

With another solid match ahead, we look to better our overall record. We will be continuing to train at our high-level and be hard at work in the weight room. We would love to see you all as we take on the Baylor Bears this Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Thanks for the support and can't wait to see you there!

Oh and a special Happy Birthday shout out to Elysse Richardson and Ali Flynn!

-Morgan #12

 

 

October 5, 2010 - Anicia Santos, Jr., MB, Frisco, Colo.     

Hey Buffs fans -

Well we just had a tough week with two losses to the Aggies and Missouri. But we are getting back on track this week with defensive and blocking work. We got back from Columbia on Sunday afternoon and are right back in it doing our strength training Monday morning and then practicing that evening. We leave for Austin, Texas today to take on the Longhorns tomorrow. They will be a tough match but we are just itching to get back on the court and get another win!

At the end of this week we plan to be at the .500 mark again with a win against UT and then Baylor on Saturday. Although three of our last four matches have been 5 sets, our summer and preseason conditioning has kept us pretty healthy with quick recovery times.

Hope to see y'all at our next home match Saturday night in Coors events center against Baylor! Thanks for your support as always!!

 

September 27, 2010 - Anicia Santos, Jr., MB, Frisco, Colo.    

Hey Buff fans-

First of all, thank you for  all your support at our matches this past week versus Kansas State and Kansas.  We definitely appreciated the extra energy getting us through two five-game victories!

After Saturday's game, we all took Sunday off to recover mentally and physically and re-focus ourselves.  While we showed off our conditioning training that we focused on all summer by fighting through both matches, we needed just a little bit of recovery time.  

It was thrilling to get our first two wins in the Big 12 and we're looking to continue that streak this week when we play Texas A&M on Wednesday here at Coors.  We are steadily improving in our system and building our confidence as we realize what a great team we can be as long as we continue to dedicate ourselves to this program. Although we have had a cold going around the team, we are feeling much better this week! We are continuing to work on defense and our consistency as a team during practice as we prepare for the Aggies. We hope to see y'all at the game on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.!

Oh, and by the way, a BIG congratulations to our setter Alyssa Valentine for earning Big 12 Rookie of the Week!

 

 

 

September 24, 2010 - Ali Flynn, Fr., OH, Aptos, Calif.     

Hey Buff fans!

This week has been great so far! We got our first conference win against Kansas State on Wednesday; the match was a true reflection of how hard we have been working on executing our system and our game plan. The match went to five games, and in the last two sets we finally got over our mid-game "slump" and came out with a victory. Our serving, passing, and defense were all spot on, and we did a great job with running our offensive system. It was great seeing the positive result of all of our hard work in practice.

Tomorrow we face Kansas at home at 6:30 p.m. We are keeping up with our scouting and our game plan and we are focusing on taking it one game at a time. It is up to us to take advantage of our opportunities and if we keep working on our game, tomorrow's match will be another great opportunity for us to come away with a win.

Thanks for your support, and I hope to see you at our match tomorrow! GO BUFFS!

Ali #7

 

September 20, 2010 - Anicia Santos, Jr., MB, Frisco, Colo.    

Hey Buff Fans!

Well this past weekend was a tough loss to take from Nebraska.  While we did not expect an easy win we hoped to bring our best game into the match and get a real feel of how our team has been progressing. Well, lesson learned and we are on to the next opponent.  We will be refocusing ourselves this week as we prepare to take on Kansas State on Wednesday.

We have a lot of work to do but it's a challenge that we look forward to. With more top teams in our competitive future, our only choice is to keep pushing each other and ourselves in order to make the most of each practice.  Our focus, now more than ever, will be on our defense, passing, and serving games-our strengths.  Everyday we are learning how to play more cohesively and slowly but surely trusting each other to do our respective jobs.  This week will be a challenge to balance midterms and preparation for our matches but we are handling it just fine so far.

Thanks for your support and hope to see you on Wednesday at 6:30 pm in Coors Events Center!

 

September 16, 2010- Rosie Steinhaus, Sr., OH, Flagstaff, Ariz.

Hi Buffs!

There is a lot of excitement on the team as we are traveling to Nebraska later today. We will be taking on the Cornhuskers tomorrow night! Playing a top-ten team is not only a great experience but it's a great opportunity for CU Volleyball. Facing tough opponents night after night is what Big 12 volleyball is all about, and as a team we are more than ready for that challenge! Everyone on the team has a positive outlook on the season and we are determined to become the best team we can be. As a veteran on the team, I know that the atmosphere at the NU coliseum can feel a little overwhelming at first. What I will remind my teammates are to focus on our side of the court, embrace the atmosphere, and have fun!

It will be nice to see some CU fans at Nebraska tomorrow. I want to thank Nikki's family, Anicia's family, and any other Buff fans that will be traveling to our game tomorrow.

Go Buffs!

Rosie #11

September 13, 2010 - Anicia Santos, Jr., MB, Frisco, Colo.  

Hey Buffs!

So we had last week off from competition but that does not mean we took the week off.  We used it to focus on a few major details of our play as well as our conditioning.  We also took some time to take care of the future of Buff volleyball and had some great players visit our beautiful campus.  

This week, we are looking at starting conference play versus Oklahoma! We are all extremely excited to start the conference season off undefeated on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in our own Coors Events Center.  We've made some great progress in the past few days and hope to continue improving our mental and physical game throughout this week.

We're getting to that time in classes where we start midterms and projects but don't worry; we are well prepared to balance our academic excellence and still build our championship program.  

Hope to see y'all there this Wednesday! Thanks again for your support.

 

 

September 10, 2010 - Megan Beckwith, Fr., L, Leesburg, Va.

Hey Buff fans!!         

This week has been a really good one for the Buffalo volleyball family.  Not having any matches this week has really allowed us to hone in on our fitness and focus on the technical side of the game.  After coming out of this past weekend at Cal State Fullerton we were able to identify some aspects of our team game that needed work and attack it head on during practice this week. It was a great week and we are excited to be able to work on these skills as well as to continue coming together as a team.             

Our Big 12 season opener is right around the corner and the excitement is starting to build in the gym during our practices.  We have seen glimpses throughout our matches of the potential that this team has and that has been a great motivator, especially since we know we get to play against some of the best teams in the country! We are all working hard this week to prepare ourselves as best we can for Oklahoma on Wednesday and for the rest of the Big 12 season. 

Thanks for your support! Hope to see you there!

 

September 7, 2010 - Anicia Santos, Jr., MB, Frisco, Colo.  

Good day Buff fans!

As some of you may know, we finished up our preseason schedule with a tournament at Cal State Fullerton this past weekend.  We ended up going 2-1 which puts us at 3-3 overall. 

After this last round of play, we have seen how far we have come but also how much more work we need to do to reach our highest level of play.  The most recent loss to CSU Fullerton will be lingering in our minds this week as we take a break from competition and stick to conditioning and practice for a few days.  While we would have liked to keep playing its important that we take a break before we start our conference schedule next Wednesday versus Oklahoma here at Coors.  We will not only be working on continuing to run our system as well as getting rid of our mid-game slump that really hurt us over the weekend. 

Thanks for your continuing support! Hope to see you on September 15 as we get conference play started with a win!

September 5, 2010 - Richi Bigelow, Jr., OH, Littleton, Colo.

Pre-Tournament (Thursday, September 2)

The last forty hours have been an exciting time for the CU volleyball team as we embarked on yet another first: traveling! The locker room vaguely resembled Christmas on Wednesday evening when we walked back in, after a mentally tough practice and lifting session, to find boxes of brand new travel bags! It was officially starting to feel like we were really about to head out to California.

It's an especially exciting trip for all of our girls who are from California and get to play at home in front of family and friends, but before the excitement could begin we had to take care of business in the classroom. Playing Friday meant missing class for all of us, so it was important to be communicating with our professors about getting all of our assignments in on time, or even early, as well as study hall hours and tutoring sessions. It was slightly chaotic in the locker room in the thirty minutes before we had to get on the bus as girls coming from class rushed in and out doing last minute packing and changing into travel suits. Not to worry though, we all made it to the bus on time and settled in to eat boxed lunches on our way to DIA.

After a little confusion about checking in such a large group we made it in and got through security and onto our plane with no problems! Getting to practice at Fullerton on the other hand wasn't quite as smooth; for many of us this was our first experience with California traffic! We finally made it and got right to work preparing for the weekend ahead. We still continue to make progress every day and had definitely earned the dinner we had waiting for us afterwards. With full stomachs we are headed back to the hotel to get in a quick scouting session before checking into our rooms and heading to bed with thoughts of blocking patterns and service zones floating through our heads.

Friday morning we got right back to work with scouting after a quick breakfast in the hotel restaurant. With multiple teams staying at the hotel with us, the staff certainly had their hands full keeping the buffet stocked! We finished up our scouting for that evenings match and got in a little relaxation before packing up our gear and heading back over to the gym for a pass and serve session and then finally our match! With so many girls from California we had quite the group of fans, all who followed us over to the Valentine's beautiful home for an amazing home cooked meal after the match. It's always fun to spend time with each other's families and get a little more insight on what our teammates were like growing up and getting to know their families. After spending so much time with each other throughout the year teammates begin to feel like sisters and sometimes even their families start to feel like your family too.

Saturday was a lot like Friday in terms of scouting and match prep, just doubled since we had two matches to play. We got in one more night of sleep at the hotel and are now finally on our way back home to Boulder after a weekend of some great highs and some disappointing lows. We'll be hard at work in this next week and a half preparing for the competition of the Big 12. But first, the trip home. Two bus rides and a plane ride to go!

 

August 30, 2010 - Anicia Santos, Jr., MB, Frisco, Colo.  

Good day Buff fans! We are officially in season.  Friday night we kicked off the new era of CU volleyball with our first official match versus the Furman Palladins in Coors Events Center.  While our performance was not exactly the type of play we will be using to win the Big 12 conference, the match was a great way to kick off our new season with a 3-0 sweep and get our feet wet. Four girls played their first ever college match that night and despite some early jitters, we set a good tone for the season.

There was no time to be lost looking back on the first win of the season, as we faced a tough opponent the very next night against Duke, who was receiving votes in the top 25 poll.  Saturday was a tough loss for us but another learning experience.  Our youth showed through that night as we let the Duke Bluedevil slip through our fingers. But you can't keep winning unless you know how much you hate losing and that match has definitely reminded us why we need to scrap and fight for every single point during the match but also during every single repetition we take in our practices. 

In spite of that tough loss, it was great to see everyone at our games from our athletic, academic, and Boulder communities.  We all enjoyed seeing some familiar faces after the matches and meeting some new fans as well.  It would be much harder for us to do what we do on the court without the amazing support of all our Buffs! We face off with our rival CSU rams tomorrow and cannot wait to get another taste of victory before our trip to California this weekend.  We hope to see you and everyone you know at our next home match (and first conference match) against Oklahoma on Wednesday September 15 and don't forget to say hi after our win! Thanks again for your support. Go Buffs!

 

August 22, 2010 - Alyssa Valentine, Jr., S, Tustin, Calif.  

Hey Buff fans!

Not only did we have the opportunity to practice where many of the world's greatest athletes practice but we were also able to get out and experience Colorado. On Sunday, our coaches had a surprise in store: the Manitou incline. Let's just say it's not a leisure hike! Despite the difficulty of our hike, or climb for some of our shorter players, getting to the top and seeing what we accomplished together made it all worth it.

Even though we had an unforgettable experience in the Springs, it's great to be training back in Boulder. Nothing like playing in our home gym! After having a day off to move in and get situated we got right back to preparing for our upcoming season. Even with all the distractions of being back on campus we continue to step into the gym every day with an abundance of energy, focus and enthusiasm.

Twelve days later, we continue to make great strides in improving our technique, learning the system and getting comfortable with each other on the court. It was about time we put all we had learned to the test with a team scrimmage. With such a competitive and passionate group of athletes, the Coors Event Center was filled with a lot of spirit and pride. From practicing our game warm-up and wearing our jerseys, to having actual referees, the entire scrimmage felt very game like. It was the perfect end to a successful preseason and a great way to pump every up for the start of competition.

Hope to see you all at our matches this Friday and Saturday! Go Buffs!

  

August 14, 2010 - Kerra Schroeder, So., OH, San Diego, Calif.    

Hey Buff Fans!

Here is just a quick update on our preseason camp at one of the nation's nicest athletic training centers. The girls have all been looking forward to this fresh new start of our season!

This has been a great opportunity to get away from the Boulder buzz on campus to a quiet place where we can focus on one important aspect....volleyball! The Buffs have been working hard twice a day, learning our system and working together as a team in order to have a winning season. It is really exciting to see the progress each session!

Our preseason has also been a great time for all of us to bond as a team, especially with all of the new freshmen and new transfers. The coaches have set aside time for team building and bonding activities to ease the workload. We even attended a teammate, Lydia Blaha's, house for dinner the other night (nothing like a home cooked meal!). It was great to get together as a team and relax before another long, but fun day of volleyball.

Preseason for the Buffs has been a great experience! We are very excited to start our season with the opportunity to be working out at a gym that many great athletes have passed through. The opportunity is unbelievable and pumps us up for the upcomming season!

Can't wait to see you all at our upcomming matches! Goooo Buffs!

- Kerra 'Boo' Schroeder

 

August 11, 2010 - Anicia Santos, Jr., MB, Frisco, Colo.  

We arrived three days ago to our little bubble to start preseason training camp after a month of conditioning and open gyms that helped the countdown to preseason pass a little more quickly.  Everything here is skillfully engineered to feed, house, train, and heal the country's top athletes and as soon as we drive through the security gate to the compound we know we are in a sacred place. 

We settled in on Sunday night after our first official team meeting and one of the best cafeteria dinners any of us has ever had.  Whether it was the nerves, the unfamiliar beds, or the excitement, our sleep was not exactly the most restful that night. But, on Monday morning we were fresh and ready to go early for our very first official team practice. 

That first day was not exactly the best volleyball we have ever played, far from it. But we quickly cleared off the rust from our ball control and started our preseason off with unparalleled energy and effort.  Since that first day, we have gone through two practices a day, one in the morning and one in the evening, coupled with weight training sessions with our strength coach James Hardy every other evening after practice.  Just from these first few sessions, it is clear that this season is one of possibilities for our team. 

Everyone is making impressive progress in such little time.  Our greatest challenge at the moment is getting used to playing with each other, but I believe we will overcome this very soon with our impressive effort, energy, and communication that we have brought into every single session thus far.  It is truly incredible how much talent and dedication there is on our team. And more than that, the fierce competitive nature in each one of us does not compromise our team chemistry but just makes us that much stronger.

The facilities here make it almost easy for us to stay as fresh as possible after anywhere from three to seven hours of training per day.  Contrasting hot and cold baths, regular old ice baths, stretching in the sauna, foam rolling, ample sleep, and deliciously nutritious meals prepared by (assistant coach) Tom's (Hogan) old friend (and amazing chef) Flower keep us happy and healthy.

Slowly but surely, we are learning the many aspects of our dynamic system during our nightly team meetings.  Our newest addition to the coaching staff, Jesse, has also provided us easy access to video of ourselves during practice as well as anytime between sessions. With the amazing resources provided to us, we are prepared to turn our possibilities and potential into the reality of a winning season and a dominant brilliant program.

 

Hey Buffs!

So we had last week off from competition but that does not mean we took the week off.  We used it to focus on a few major details of our play as well as our conditioning.  We also took some time to take care of the future of Buff volleyball and had some great players visit our beautiful campus.  
This week, we are looking at starting conference play versus Oklahoma! We are all extremely excited to start the conference season off undefeated on Wednesday at 6:30pm in our own Coors Events Center.  We've made some great progress in the past few days and hope to continue improving our mental and physical game throughout this week.
We're getting to that time in classes where we start midterms and projects but don't worry we are well prepared to balance our academic excellence and still build our championship program.  Hope to see y'all there this Wednesday! Thanks again for your support.

 

Hey Buff fans-

First of all, thank you for  all your support at our matches this past week versus Kansas State and Kansas.  We definitely appreciated the extra energy getting us through two five-game victories!

After Saturday's game, we all took Sunday off to recover mentally and physically and re-focus ourselves.  While we showed off our conditioning training that we focused on all summer by fighting through both matches, we needed just a little bit of recovery time.  

It was thrilling to get our first two wins in the Big 12 and we're looking to continue that streak this week when we play Texas A&M on Wednesday here at Coors.  We are steadily improving in our system and building our confidence as we realize what a great team we can be as long as we continue to dedicate ourselves to this program. Although we have had a cold going around the team, we are feeling much better this week! We are continuing to work on defense and our consistency as a team during practice as we prepare for the Aggies. We hope to see y'all at the game on Wednesday at 6:30 pm!

Oh, and by the way, a BIG congratulations to our setter Alyssa Valentine for earning Big 12 Rookie of the Week!

 

Hey Buff fans-

First of all, thank you for  all your support at our matches this past week versus Kansas State and Kansas.  We definitely appreciated the extra energy getting us through two five-game victories!

After Saturday's game, we all took Sunday off to recover mentally and physically and re-focus ourselves.  While we showed off our conditioning training that we focused on all summer by fighting through both matches, we needed just a little bit of recovery time.  

It was thrilling to get our first two wins in the Big 12 and we're looking to continue that streak this week when we play Texas A&M on Wednesday here at Coors.  We are steadily improving in our system and building our confidence as we realize what a great team we can be as long as we continue to dedicate ourselves to this program. Although we have had a cold going around the team, we are feeling much better this week! We are continuing to work on defense and our consistency as a team during practice as we prepare for the Aggies. We hope to see y'all at the game on Wednesday at 6:30 pm!

Oh, and by the way, a BIG congratulations to our setter Alyssa Valentine for earning Big 12 Rookie of the Week!

 

Hey Buff fans-

First of all, thank you for  all your support at our matches this past week versus Kansas State and Kansas.  We definitely appreciated the extra energy getting us through two five-game victories!

After Saturday's game, we all took Sunday off to recover mentally and physically and re-focus ourselves.  While we showed off our conditioning training that we focused on all summer by fighting through both matches, we needed just a little bit of recovery time.  

It was thrilling to get our first two wins in the Big 12 and we're looking to continue that streak this week when we play Texas A&M on Wednesday here at Coors.  We are steadily improving in our system and building our confidence as we realize what a great team we can be as long as we continue to dedicate ourselves to this program. Although we have had a cold going around the team, we are feeling much better this week! We are continuing to work on defense and our consistency as a team during practice as we prepare for the Aggies. We hope to see y'all at the game on Wednesday at 6:30 pm!

Oh, and by the way, a BIG congratulations to our setter Alyssa Valentine for earning Big 12 Rookie of the Week!

 

Hey Buff fans-

First of all, thank you for  all your support at our matches this past week versus Kansas State and Kansas.  We definitely appreciated the extra energy getting us through two five-game victories!

After Saturday's game, we all took Sunday off to recover mentally and physically and re-focus ourselves.  While we showed off our conditioning training that we focused on all summer by fighting through both matches, we needed just a little bit of recovery time.  

It was thrilling to get our first two wins in the Big 12 and we're looking to continue that streak this week when we play Texas A&M on Wednesday here at Coors.  We are steadily improving in our system and building our confidence as we realize what a great team we can be as long as we continue to dedicate ourselves to this program. Although we have had a cold going around the team, we are feeling much better this week! We are continuing to work on defense and our consistency as a team during practice as we prepare for the Aggies. We hope to see y'all at the game on Wednesday at 6:30 pm!

Oh, and by the way, a BIG congratulations to our setter Alyssa Valentine for earning Big 12 Rookie of the Week!

 

Hello fellow Buff fans!

Last night we faced, yet another, well-rounded opponent in our Big Twelve conference play. Unfortunately this time it was the tough 11th ranked Texas Longhorn squad who came up with the win. The gym environment in Austin was intense as there were 2,000 or more fans. It was dig for the cure night and the amount of energy for fighting breast cancer was invigorating. This sort of atmosphere brought our team into a mental tough state of mind. However, it wasn't enough as the Longhorns took over the match in a 3-0 game.

Fortunately for us, we can take this as a learning opportunity to make sure we have focused practices for the rest of the week in order to succeed against Baylor this Saturday. We are going into practice today with a mentality that we need to improve our defensive eye work and concentrate on the first contact. With this we can allow our system to do the work. Using our high-level system will allow our team to take some big steps as we continue down our conference play road.

With another solid match ahead, we look to better our overall record. We will be continuing to train at our high-level and be hard at work in the weight room. We would love to see you all as we take on the Baylor Bears this Saturday at 6:30p.m. Thanks for the support and can't wait to see you there!

Oh and a special Happy Birthday shout out to Elysse Richardson and Ali Flynn!

-Morgan #12

 

Hello fellow Buff fans!

Last night we faced, yet another, well-rounded opponent in our Big Twelve conference play. Unfortunately this time it was the tough 11th ranked Texas Longhorn squad who came up with the win. The gym environment in Austin was intense as there were 2,000 or more fans. It was dig for the cure night and the amount of energy for fighting breast cancer was invigorating. This sort of atmosphere brought our team into a mental tough state of mind. However, it wasn't enough as the Longhorns took over the match in a 3-0 game.

Fortunately for us, we can take this as a learning opportunity to make sure we have focused practices for the rest of the week in order to succeed against Baylor this Saturday. We are going into practice today with a mentality that we need to improve our defensive eye work and concentrate on the first contact. With this we can allow our system to do the work. Using our high-level system will allow our team to take some big steps as we continue down our conference play road.

With another solid match ahead, we look to better our overall record. We will be continuing to train at our high-level and be hard at work in the weight room. We would love to see you all as we take on the Baylor Bears this Saturday at 6:30p.m. Thanks for the support and can't wait to see you there!

Oh and a special Happy Birthday shout out to Elysse Richardson and Ali Flynn!

-Morgan #12

Hello fellow Buff fans!

Last night we faced, yet another, well-rounded opponent in our Big Twelve conference play. Unfortunately this time it was the tough 11th ranked Texas Longhorn squad who came up with the win. The gym environment in Austin was intense as there were 2,000 or more fans. It was dig for the cure night and the amount of energy for fighting breast cancer was invigorating. This sort of atmosphere brought our team into a mental tough state of mind. However, it wasn't enough as the Longhorns took over the match in a 3-0 game.

Fortunately for us, we can take this as a learning opportunity to make sure we have focused practices for the rest of the week in order to succeed against Baylor this Saturday. We are going into practice today with a mentality that we need to improve our defensive eye work and concentrate on the first contact. With this we can allow our system to do the work. Using our high-level system will allow our team to take some big steps as we continue down our conference play road.

With another solid match ahead, we look to better our overall record. We will be continuing to train at our high-level and be hard at work in the weight room. We would love to see you all as we take on the Baylor Bears this Saturday at 6:30p.m. Thanks for the support and can't wait to see you there!

Oh and a special Happy Birthday shout out to Elysse Richardson and Ali Flynn!

-Morgan #12

On Wednesday the buff volleyball players won a hard fought match against the Texas Tech Red Raiders. We took the match in the fifth set, 28-26. The hard work that we have been putting into each practice definitely payed off and our attitudes of 'never giving up' shone through. Kerra led the team with 35 kills, followed by Rosie with 13, and Nikki with 11. After the game the girls returned home excited and proud of the victory.

Yesterday instead of practice, coach Tom ran an SAQ (Strength Agility Quickness), which he likes to call, 'Colorado's Amazing Race'. It was intense but everyone fought through and finished feeling proud of themselves. We are all excited to be able to go to our first football game tomorrow afternoon against Baylor, but first we need to get through a morning conditioning and weights. Thank you for all your support and we promise to keep working hard to show our appreciation! GO BUFFS!

 

On Wednesday the buff volleyball players won a hard fought match against the Texas Tech Red Raiders. We took the match in the fifth set, 28-26. The hard work that we have been putting into each practice definitely payed off and our attitudes of 'never giving up' shone through. Kerra led the team with 35 kills, followed by Rosie with 13, and Nikki with 11. After the game the girls returned home excited and proud of the victory.

Yesterday instead of practice, coach Tom ran an SAQ (Strength Agility Quickness), which he likes to call, 'Colorado's Amazing Race'. It was intense but everyone fought through and finished feeling proud of themselves. We are all excited to be able to go to our first football game tomorrow afternoon against Baylor, but first we need to get through a morning conditioning and weights. Thank you for all your support and we promise to keep working hard to show our appreciation! GO BUFFS!

 

On Wednesday the buff volleyball players won a hard fought match against the Texas Tech Red Raiders. We took the match in the fifth set, 28-26. The hard work that we have been putting into each practice definitely payed off and our attitudes of 'never giving up' shone through. Kerra led the team with 35 kills, followed by Rosie with 13, and Nikki with 11. After the game the girls returned home excited and proud of the victory.

Yesterday instead of practice, coach Tom ran an SAQ (Strength Agility Quickness), which he likes to call, 'Colorado's Amazing Race'. It was intense but everyone fought through and finished feeling proud of themselves. We are all excited to be able to go to our first football game tomorrow afternoon against Baylor, but first we need to get through a morning conditioning and weights. Thank you for all your support and we promise to keep working hard to show our appreciation! GO BUFFS!

Hi Buffs!

Well we are back into our second half of the conference season. We went into our bye weekend with a hard fought win against Texas Tech in five games. After that marathon match we took a break from competition but not from conditioning and skill work. We were in the gym at 7 on Saturday morning getting in a good workout with our strength and conditioning coach! After that we were able to relax for a day and head to the only football game most of us can see this season. It was the perfect break from volleyball and school.
We are now preparing for Iowa State to come into our gym on Wednesday on top of going through another round of midterms in most of our classes. It's difficult balancing school and volleyball and sleep but we have done just fine so far. Not one of us can wait for the next game, not even Coach Tom who jumped in on one of our practice scrimmages yesterday. As always, thank you for your support and we hope to see you on Wednesday at 6:30pm in Coors!

Anicia Santos, Jr., MB, Frisco, Colo.   
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