现在因为队友流鼻涕或头痛，不得不去做COVID – 19检测，结果是因为天气变化而感冒，所以不能在最后一分钟来训练。
2020年7 – 8月
First semester of my junior year at Michigan State has not been what I expected.
I never expected to go a fall season without playing a volleyball match and I definitely never expected spending every morning in my bedroom doing classes on Zoom.
A day in my life this semester is way different than it has been in the past.
My usual day now goes like this: I wake up for classes only to roll out of my bed and sit at my desk for a few hours listening to my professors on my computer.
After that, I do some homework until it’s time for me to go into the gym. I fill out my COVID-19 screener, which is a survey of any symptoms we may have, walk to the gym and get my temperature checked in order to get in.
This is one of the only normal parts of my day now when I get to do my treatment before practice and practice with my team.
When I say these are the “normal” parts of my day, really the only normal part is finally getting to set a volleyball.
Nothing is normal about not being able to read my teammates emotions on the court because I can only see their eyes.
It definitely isn’t normal not being able to even fill up our own water bottle at practice because we aren’t allowed to touch the water cooler.
No locker room access, no access to our coaches’ offices, no access to our fueling station for snacks, limited access to our academic center and not being able to ever really having a set schedule anymore has become normal to my teammates and me.
Not having access to all of these things mainly limits the things and people we are exposed to. We basically have to shower and change at home and make scheduled appointments for treatment rather than freely coming into the athletic training room.
Everything I have enjoyed the past few years as a Michigan State student-athlete has been limited since and it is necessary. Everyone’s life has changed in this past year.
As an athlete, the sports world has been flipped upside down and thrown around multiple times this year.
I am glad I have had access to a volleyball gym and weight room, as I know some other collegiate athletes have not had that opportunity the past few months. I feel as though this has definitely helped my volleyball skill level stay up as well as my strength and conditioning.
I don’t know what is coming next for me in the world of volleyball. My dream has always been playing in the Olympics. A more realistic dream may be continuing my future volleyball career as a professional overseas for a few years and then starting a coaching career.
Maybe I will end up following my other passion as a sports journalist.
Only time will tell what my future holds. If I have learned anything these past few months, it’s that things can change in the blink of an eye and you have to just roll with the punches.
In a few short weeks, I get to go back to school and prepare to start my season on Jan. 22. My team and I have been preparing every day by working out, having team meetings, film sessions and practicing our volleyball skills in order to be as prepared as possible for the season.
I am beyond excited to get a chance to wear the green and white and represent Michigan State again. 新闻旨在传播有益信息，英文原版地址：https://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2020/student-view-not-what-i-expected