Getting Used to a New Family: The Volleyball Team

We all had a lot of expectations when we came to Cornell — of the school, of the experience and of ourselves. As incoming freshmen, we were all excited to explore the possibilities of college life, but at the same time nervous and unsure of how it would really pan out. Many probably panicked over whom they would sit next to in the dining hall for their first meal, whether they would like their roommate or not or when they would make new friends. But when I arrived on campus, 16 best friends were here to greet me. They were all girls who I had talked to frequently over the summer, who had answered all my questions and who shared a love for my favorite game. This is my team, and yours — Cornell volleyball. The affability of the group was apparent long before I stepped on campus.