Heather Hook, UNI Volleyball – Senior Setter

Heather Hook, UNI Volleyball – Senior Setter


This segment of Panther Sports Talk is brought to you by CFU the power of service The Uni volleyball team registered two wins over top twenty-five opponents in their first two weekends of action the Panthers beat 19th ranked Missouri and then 18th ranked USC senior center Heather Hook totaled a career-high in one match and a double-double in the other It shows how hard she worked make sure her final season is a great one After falling just short in a five-set thriller against former MVC rival Creighton in the 2016 NCAA Volleyball tournament the Panthers said goodbye one of the most experienced senior classes in program history Despite notching their 20th all time appearance in the NCAA tournament this past season the departure of five veteran leaders and the Panthers primed for regression yet two weeks into the 2017 season the UNI volleyball team looks stronger than ever with two ranked victories in their first four matches You and I as young cool of players has found tremendous Success behind the leadership of their lone senior last year having five seniors. It was awesome I learned so much about leadership from those seniors. We had a lot of Really strong leaders in that senior class not just because they were seniors But they’ve been leaders their whole time here, so whenever I kind of struggle right now I think about what they did last year what they would do in this situation And just trying to be the best leader I can meet I’m really excite about the dynamic of the new team Everyone’s been working really hard this preseason We have another really tough schedule the coaches love to set that up for us and really excited to see what this group can do against some of the best teams in the country After five years with the program Hookes dedication and hard work on the court has made a lasting impact on her teammates She’s always wanting to get better and whether it’s in practice out of practice She’s she’s definitely one that works, and I want her to have everything I want her to Make it to the sweet 16 be better than another team to make me one that works really hard in practice to give her everything that she deserve because I know how hard you’ve worked and How she’s like fed the leader role and everything that you’ve done for us And she’s being a great senior leader on the heels of an exciting final chapter to the 2000 sixteenth season Hook and the rest of the Uni volleyball squad have doubled down on this year’s expectations both years We’ve had five set losses Heartbreaking losses especially last year. I mean we left it all out on the floor and ended up coming up short So I just I’m so filled this year all of us want to make it farther in the big talk We’ve had this summer is You know we don’t just want to win a game then still a tournament we want to go farther than any team at U and I has ever gone, so we’ve had a lot of talk about the Elite Eight. That’s our goal You know we don’t want to just win a game. We want to shoot for the stars