The time has come. The time where every point counts. The time where stepping up is no longer a choice. The time when the intensity is at an all time high. It’s time to get ready to take the title.
Bella Sade, senior, is very determined and hopeful that her team will do well at state this year while remaining humble. “Just because we’re ranked number one, that isn’t going to win us the state championship. We know that state is going to be very challenging and that we’re going to have work very hard in order to get the outcome that we want,” she said.
Preparation is key for success and the coaches are going to make sure that they prepare the girls so they can perform to their greatest potential. “Practices have been intense but they know what we are capable of. They know we can do very well at state and they are pushing us to make sure we are preparing the best way possible,” Sade said.
The pressure is on for the girls to fight till the finish after last year’s state appearance. Sophie Willette, sophomore, believes they have learned a lot from last year’s experience. “I think that we learned that we can’t take any moments for granted and that we have worked so hard for so long to get to the state tournament and potentially get a state title, so we just need to believe that we can do it.” Overall, the girls are very excited and expect positive outcomes for the tournament.
The girls hope that their time in the gym and dedication to the team will make themselves and everyone else proud.