The Hokies and I took on West Virginia University on Saturday in a closed scrimmage at our very own Cassell Coliseum. Coach Wolff prepped my teammates and me in our team walk-through before the game that truly set the tone for the upcoming season.
Coach went on to talk about that there are seniors in our program who are going to have their “last first game”. That being a student-athlete is an opportunity that will fly by if it’s taken for granted. There cannot be any wasted days in our season this year. Each day is an opportunity to better our ourselves and the program. We cannot go through a practice by just “going through the motions”. We need to carry over what we learn in each drill in practice to the court in Cassell.
Coach said that we are probably going to make mistakes, but that’s ok. That we cannot get frustrated about one turnover, missed shot or foul. Collectively, we need to play through our mistakes and to make better plays on the next possession. Coach went on to talk about that how we carry ourselves on the court is a reflection of how we carry ourselves throughout life. Our character is what sets the Hokies apart from any other program…that we will compete in every game this season.
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Kerry “Queen of the Cassell” Sarver
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