Incoming freshman athletes at four-year schools often have some time to get used to the new, more competitive environment. But junior college programs like BSC volleyball don’t have that time to give.
The freshman on the Mystics instead have to hit the ground running, because everyone on the team has to be able to contribute during the season. Coach Jeni Walsh says this year’s young crop is handling the adjustment well.
“One of the biggest things they’re going to see from high school to college is the speed of the game,” Walsh said. “No matter what level of college volleyball you’re going to play, the speed is going to be faster. But they’re starting to see that, and they’re picking up on it really well.”
The Mystics are 4-0 so far this season. They have their first road test at Lake Region State Wednesday night.