Danielle

Well, It was a rough day at the office or rather rough late afternoon, early evening? Which is it for 5:30 pm? At any rate, we lost in 3-0. The first and third games were competitive. We were even up 24-21 but let them come back. BOO! Though I don’t like to lose (don’t know …

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Well, I am back from Croatia and off to Bergamo, Italy (only about a three hour bus ride…) Zagreb, Croatia one of the most beautiful cities in Croatia seen by me at a glance, or rather another countryside view that I of course took in with a breath of very cold and wet air (it …

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What’s new? Well, what is not new is that we lost to Nivara again after meeting for a second time this season, first for the Italian Cup and Sunday for the Italian League. Double Boo! Even though we are without Logan and Virna (our two starting outside hitters), I thought that practice went well this …

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Well, I am on the bus for a long journey home, seven hours! What makes it worse is that we lost our match tonight 0-3. We are a team of 10 players. Usually there are 12 players but my team managers decided to contract 10 good players. Unfortunately both of our starting leftsides are out …

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Now, after having been in Italy for 10 days, I have played in two matches. Both victorious, woohoo! Our first match at home against Vicenza we won 3-1, in our new gym and with great fan support (of whom we unfortunately won’t play in front for another three weeks). Our second win was just yesterday …

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After a great weekend in Phoenix, I headed for the airport at 7:00am, Dallas bound. I didn’t get checked into the Galleria Westin Hotel until after 3:00pm. I unpacked a few things and I was off to the races. Not really, but off to Velocity (a sports performance training center), where I signed autographs on …

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Hello my friends and family, I am sorry that I have been away for so long. It in not alone because of the loss, I assure you, though it was devastating. But since the lost to Brazil, I have been on a totally different schedule. Well, not one at all really, yet unable to get …

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Praise God in whom we trust! I’ve not felt this team play as such in a while. That is we played more like a team tonight than even our efforts against Russia. Which, by the way, was a tough loss yet still a gain for us in that we started playing as a team. What …

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On the brighter side, after our loss…this afternoon seemed to be the day for day passes in the village. And what a treat it was. Especially wanting, thinking and believing that we would go to the gym and train after having loss (it wouldn’t have been the first time). My parents and friends arrived at …

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I must give Dominican Republic credit for their playing well and fighting ’til the end. It’s hard to put into words the way I am feeling right now after having loss. This was a big loss for us. I know that we can play a lot better than the performance that we’ve displayed individually and …

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Yesterday we were able to beat Germany. It wasn’t always pretty and it was a battle until the end. But what else should we expect at the OLYMPIC GAMES! USA has a weapon. It is called “Total Volleyball.” That is, all twelve players are important for the success of our team. And as we continue …

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Well, I am sure you all are aware of our lost to China. Don’t be discourages as we will do our best to bounce back from that defeat. Taking the advice of Paul in Philippines 3:13, we press on “…Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead…” Yesterday we had good training and …

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Wow, is how I have to start! Even with this being my third Opening Ceremony experience I would not miss it for anything, unless of course we had an early match. But it was once again awing, inspiring, and emotional event. Though the walk through the tunnel was a bit more quite than in the …

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Hello All, It is late but I wanted to drop a quick note to you this night of August 11. Since leaving Syros, we have been continuing to practice in preparation for our up and quickly approaching pool play matches. But today I managed to see a little more of the village. After our morning …

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Hey Yall, Today is August 8. And what a beautiful day it is. But boy is it hot! I started the day out with breakfast with the team. We then headed over to the lifting facilities; must maintain muscle strength and endurance. Usually we have a morning practice following lifting but today Toshi wants us …

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Hey all of you wonderful people and thanks for taking your time to spend a moment with me. Today is August 4 at about 6:30pm. I have just come in from a great sunny day at the beach, the first of our two day vacation here on the Greek Island of Syros. We arrived in …

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