Postseason is officially here, WAHOOO! Conference tournaments are completed and the NCAA bracket has been set. Teams across the country are preparing for Regionals this weekend in hopes that in 22 days they will be the 2012 National Champions. Just that thought gives me chills and I can’t think of a better place to finish my senior season than in Oklahoma City!!
After the SEC tournament, Coach gave us the weekend off so we could get a little rest to refuel for regionals. Upon our return to Athens a few of us from the team decided to take a short trip up to Blue Ridge, Georgia, and spend a little time in the mountains. Another perk about the great state of Georgia is you can drive a few hours south to Savannah and enjoy the beach or head north to the Appalachian Mountains ... either way you get the best of both worlds. Anyway, while on our miniature vacation we decided it was time for Georgia softball to join the YouTube video craze. After seeing Harvard’s baseball team come up with their dance to "Call Me Maybe" we felt compelled to go viral ourselves. When you take Kristyn Sandberg's video making skills and match those with the dance moves of Gracie Goulder and Erin Arevalo, aka Latinaheat27, the end product is nothing short of pure awesomeness So be sure to check it out and help us go viral on YouTube. Just search "Georgia Softball Party Rocks" and then look for our "Bottoms Up" one!! You’re definitely in for a treat and I can promise you won’t be disappointed.
After our short weekend trip we headed back to Athens so we could watch the selection show at Coach's house. It was great to get the team together and watch this year's path to the Women's College World Series unfold. We were thrilled to receive our No. 10 seed! Having the opportunity to host Regionals is always great and there is nothing better than being able to play at home for the start of postseason. For our team to be the No. 10 seed is a true testament to our hard work this season. We have some quality wins this year but we know the path ahead won't be easy and we are going to have to work extremely hard these next few weeks in order to get where we want to be, and that's OKC.
I have no doubt that this team is capable of making it back to Oklahoma. It's going to take a total team effort because when we play as a unit we are strong and can play with any team in the country. I absolutely love this team and when I think back to our first day of practice in the fall to where we are now it's amazing how we have developed over the course of the season.
"It's not about how you start, it's how you finish." This is what post season is all about. It starts this weekend with Regionals and it only gets better from there. Congratulations and good luck to all the teams making postseason appearances and as always, GOOO DAWGS!!!