November 16, 2011

The Freshmen Inside Scoop!

Hey Cardinal Fans!!! Here I am for my first team blog. Today I’m going to be giving you guys the inside scoop on how my fellow freshmen and myself have experienced the start of the season.

The rest of the “Six Pack,” as apparently we have been dubbed, and I have been extremely excited for games to begin, and we’re so happy to finally get our first exhibition games under our belt. It was an amazing experience for us all, and I think we all had quite a bit of adrenaline running through our veins when we stepped out onto Maples court for the first time in our game uniforms. To tell the truth though, the coaches could not have prepared us any better because I felt completely at ease as we ran through our offenses and played our defense against UC San Diego and Vanguard. All of the practices and hard work over the summer had led us to this moment, and although I know there is a long way to go, I felt a great sense of pride and belonging as I put on my uniform and went to battle with my team. Then, this weekend was extremely exciting as we got 2 more wins against Texas and Gonzaga to really put our season off to a great start!

On another note, our upperclassmen are literally like our watchful and helpful parents. Nneka tends to call us the “babies” of the team, and they have all been so helpful and supportive as we continue to struggle through learning new things every day. I know this is a huge job for them and that they go out of their way to help us because we are quite a big class!! I am extremely grateful and appreciative to find myself on such a close team that is really more like a family.

Each of us freshman brings something special to the team, and it will be exciting to see how each of us grow and mature as the season goes on. I am so happy to get to spend time with my 5 fellow freshmen for the next 4 years.

Amber is one of the nicest people I’ve ever met, and when she and Alex get together, they can be quite the comedians! Fun fact: she has dimples!!

Now Alex may seem quiet at first, but don’t let her fool you! She is actually extremely outgoing and has a great sense of humor. Fun Fact: Her favorite singer is Alicia Keys.

Taylor also has a great sense of humor and is a big fan of Chris Farley. Fun Fact: She absolutely loves Yogurt Land. Jasmine is a ball of energy and loves listening to her music. Fun Fact: She loves to dance.

Erica is an awesome friend and is very generous to always let us hang out in her room. We call her room the “rendezvous point.” Fun Fact: She is a huge Harry Potter fan.

And lastly, I am constantly singing, even though I may not be able to carry a tune, and I am also a huge Harry Potter fan. Fun Fact: I love to quote random movie lines and SNL skits. Name that skit: “I gotta fever, and the only prescription…is more cowbell!!”

I hope you enjoyed my blog, and I hope you enjoy watching the “Six-Pack” grow and develop throughout the season.

Go Card!!!

November 8, 2011

Welcome Back!

Hello Cardinal Fans!

The start of the 2011-2012 Stanford Basketball Season is upon us!! I hope everyone is as geared up and ready as we are! Like all years, our team has very high expectations for this season, but unlike past seasons we are going to have a little different style and flavor that I know you all will enjoy!

Our “Six Pack” of freshman are doing great! Each one of them has made huge strides since our first day together and it’s incredible how quickly they have adjusted to some of the major changes from high school to college. The rest of the team has been great leaders for them and everyone is truly doing their part.

It’s hard to believe it’s my senior year! Seems like a couple months ago I was a youngun’ still learning the system. Nneka, Grace, Sarah, and I are putting in extra work and time to make sure this year is one that we will never forget! We each have embraced our leadership roles and we know that it is up to us to set the tone for our team and the season.

Our first two exhibition games were really fun and it was awesome to see everyone get out there and get some experience. But now we are ready for the real deal! Our first weekend of games is not going to be an easy one. It will test the will and grit of our team and I am excited for that. I hope to see everyone at the games all season long cheering and screaming your heads off! We really appreciate your support and it is definitely a lot exciting to play in front of a rowdy crowd! Keep up all the good work you guys are doing and I will make sure that the team is doing the same!

See you in the gym! GO CARD!

Lindy La Rocque #15