A Thank You Letter

Dear Mom and Dad,

Thank you for all of your love and support for the past 9 years of my volleyball career. You two are the ones that have always been by my side at every high school game and tournament. I can always count on you both to be on the sidelines at every game cheering me on. Thank you for all the time, money, and energy you put towards the one thing I love so much. Without either of you, there is no way I would be where I am today, playing collegiate volleyball at SUNY Geneseo.

Not only did you guys support me through my high school and club career, you both were there for me when I wasn’t playing volleyball for my first year of college. I was so upset that first year because not playing the sport I have played for half of my life was extremely difficult for me. I missed it so much and you both were there to support me in whatever decision I made. When I finally realized playing this sport was something that I needed, you both were supportive in my decision to try out for the Geneseo Volleyball Team. Your faith in my ability to make the team was a major reason why I decided to go for it. Without all of your support and love throughout my whole first year of college I don’t know if I would have had the courage to tryout for a very skilled team that has already bonded with one another. The decision to try out for the Geneseo Volleyball Team was by far the best decision of my life, and without either of you, making that decision would have been much harder for me.

Thank you so much Mom and Dad for everything you do for me, inside and outside of volleyball. You both are amazing parents and have supported me no matter what, and I cannot thank you enough for that. I want you both to know I never take you for granted, and a lot of my success in life has been because of the both of you. Thank you for everything, and I love you both so much!

My Senior Night

Summer Blog Series: Kendyll French

Hi everyone! My name is Kendyll French and I am going to be a sophomore. It’s actually insane how fast the time flew by! Although this is going to be my second year at Geneseo, it will be my first on the volleyball team. I am unbelievably excited to start up my volleyball career once again. One year of no volleyball was way too long. Im also looking forward to seeing of all of you again. All seven of you have welcomed me with open arms and I could not be anymore grateful for that! I love and miss you guys so much! Im also really excited to meet the incoming freshman I have not met already. We are going to have so fun next year, and we will kill it on the court!

My best friend and I post workout

This summer so far has actually been pretty boring, I’m ready to go back to Geneseo. I have been working a lot at the Coppertop Tavern in Syracuse NY. I actually just saw Bridget Lougen there the other night. Its the first time I met her in person:) Other than working, I have been hanging out with my friends, whether it be by the pool, hiking, or just having a sleepover. As far as the workouts have been going, my best friend and I got a membership at our favorite gym and have been motivating one another to push to our absolute limit.

My favorite part about summer are lake days and tanning on the boat. On the fourth of July one of my friends had a few of us to her camp on Skaneateles Lake to go boating and swimming. This was a really fun day especially because of the extremely nice weather we got for once. Everyday of this summer seems to be cloudy and rainy…including today :(. But on the days the sun does decide to come out, my friends and I always take advantage of it, whether it be by the pool or going to the lake.

Although this summer most definitely did not live up to last summer, I still cherish it in a different way. Each and everyone of my friends have changed in our own ways once we all left for college, but that did not matter at all to us. No matter what about us changed, we were still able to come back home and start where we left off. We all have made new friends who we all miss a lot, but that still does not come between us. We all want to go back to school, but are still savoring every moment of the summer because we know eventually we will have to leave again, and miss each other like crazy just like we did all throughout our freshman year.

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My friends and I at the Chance concert.

College was a huge adjustment, but it has changed my life for the better. I am eager to get back to school with all of you goons. This volleyball season is going to be so great, and I am looking forward to every minute of it. Volleyball is not the only thing I am looking forward to though, the fact that I am going to be making so many more best friends is another reason I want to go back so badly. I am so excited to meet all of the incoming freshman and to become so close with you all. And of course becoming even closer with the returning players. You all are fantastic and I am stoked to see your beautiful faces once again! Love you guys, and enjoy the rest of your summer! 🙂

Some of us at Geneseo.