Hawkeyes Set for Liftoff

Sept. 23, 2010

Iowa volleyball fans will be able to follow members of the Hawkeye volleyball team as they blog about the 2010 season. The Iowa student-athletes will discuss the Hawkeyes’ upcoming matches, road trips and what it’s like being a student-athlete at the University of Iowa. Junior Megan Eskew is this week’s designated blogger.

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Hi Hawkeye Fans! This past weekend we wrapped up our preseason schedule in Dekalb, Ill., falling to Northern Illinois, 3-0. Although the end of the preseason did not go how any Hawk fan would have liked, we came out of the locker room after the match with each player committing to making the necessary changes that will lead the team to success in the Big Ten.

We started our week of practice by meeting in the locker room to reevaluate team goals and expectations as we approach the beginning of conference play this weekend. Competition in the Big Ten is fierce, and we came into practice this week fired up for the opportunities that come with conference play.

We depart tonight for our Big Ten opener at Michigan. The freshmen will not only have their first experience playing in the Big Ten but also their first of many charter flights. Flying is one of my favorite aspects of road trips, so I have to make sure and get a window seat! Players and coaches alike are eager for this weekend. We make great memories and experience many laughs off the court when we are all together, but on the court we will be down to business. We will have a tough weekend ahead, full of great volleyball. After playing Michigan Friday night, we will head to East Lansing, MI to take on the Michigan State Spartans on Saturday night!

We are in store for a very exciting weekend, and every time we are able to step on the court in an Iowa jersey is a great opportunity to show teams what Iowa Volleyball can do! The fans are what make this all possible, so to wrap this up I just want to thank to all the Hawkeye fans for your continued support! GO HAWKS!!

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