Good morning, Knights fans! We’re back with our final weekly blog update of the season to give you a little wrap-up of the year and some information about what comes next for GSUVB.
In culmination of the most successful season for Geneseo Volleyball in several years, the 5th seed Knights took down 4th seed Fredonia last Tuesday in a 3-0 sweep to advance to the SUNYAC Semifinals. On Friday night, our season came to an end as we fell to the #1 seed Brockport in a 1-3 battle to make it to the SUNYAC Championship.
While any loss is hard to swallow at first, the end of the road for this season is something to be immensely proud of. Our fight, our heart, and our love for playing the game together was more evident than ever before in this last week as we made history for this class of GSUVB. Before both of our matches last week, we committed to being “all in” from the first point to the last. Regardless of the outcome, we committed to giving it all we had. Our only expectation for the end of this journey, whenever it was to come, was that we’d be able look back and know that we left everything we had out on the court. As we look back today, I believe we can safely say that we all did just that.
For many teams across the country who are no longer continuing their 2016 seasons, today marks the beginning of our preparation for 2017. Today, we start working towards the goals we hope to achieve next season and for the future of this program. We’ve already taken a huge step forward and today, we start putting in the hard work and dedication required to continuing taking these steps towards success.
To our GSUVB family, we cannot thank you enough for your endless support each and every day, not just during the season, but all year ‘round. Our parents, friends, loved ones are what keep us going– when being a student-athlete feels overwhelmingly difficult or demanding or just plain exhausting, you remind us how much we love what we do. Seeing you in the stands and waiting for us after every match with open arms are some of the greatest moments of our careers and without you, none of this would mean as much as it does. We know that the off-season is just as hard for you as it is for us without matches to watch and your favorite team to cheer on, but we can’t wait to show you what we’ve got next year!
And last but certainly not least, a huge thank you to our seniors. Dani, Emma, Courtney, and Tricia—you’ve given so much of yourselves to this team and while we know you’ll never be too far away, a little piece of GSUVB will always be with you wherever you go. Your leadership, your guidance, and your love for each and every one of your teammates is something that this young team will carry with them in their years to come as Geneseo Volleyball players. You’ve been an irreplaceable part of a legacy, of the future of this program, and for that you will always have a special place on this team. Your teammates love you, your coaching staff loves you, your fans and your entire GSU community loves you, and we’re so excited to see what the next chapter in your lives has in store for you. Thank you for all you’ve given to GSUVB and we can’t wait to continue to build the future you’ve left for us.
Moving forward, we hope to have lots of fun things planned in the coming months! We’ll always keep you updated with upcoming camps, events, and anything else going on with GSUVB here on our blog and on our Twitter/Facebook, so don’t forget to keep an eye out for any updates! Private lessons, mini-camps for our Little Knights and local high school students are in the works, and even some awesome alumni projects! Lots of exciting things are coming your way from GSUVB.
Until then, we wish you all the best and hope you’ll battle some of your GSUVB withdrawal by supporting our other GSU sports teams!! GO KNIGHTS!
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Geneseo Athletics Website: http://geneseoknights.com/landing/index
GSUVB Camps Website: http://www.geneseovolleyballcamps.com/index.cfm