We'll do all we can to get to OKC

Raven Chavanne

The SEC tournament didn't go too well for Tennessee, but the fans were enthusiastic nonetheless.

I hope everyone has had a great week. As you all know postseason has finally arrived, and it’s my favorite time of year. This past weekend did not go exactly as planned at the SEC tournament, but it was still great preparation for regionals.

We ended up getting eliminated from the SEC tournament, but it only prepares us for postseason. All you can do is learn from the mistakes and look at ways to improve, because once NCAA’s start, any team is capable of beating one another. That’s what I love about the postseason: every pitch, every inning, every game is a challenge.

The most memorable thing from the SEC tournament for me was interacting with the fans. We had so many incredible fans travel to come see us play, and getting to meet them was such an exciting thing.

I had two fans who really stuck out. One was a little girl by the name of Chelsea. After I signed her ball, she ran up to me and hugged me, and it put such a smile on my face.

The other was a girl named Kayla. She took the time to make me a really cool sign. I saw it from the stands when I was playing, and it really pumped me up on the field. Being able to be role model for girls of all ages is my favorite thing about being a Lady Vol.

We ended up as the seventh seed and getting Longwood, North Carolina State and James Madison in our regional. All the teams hit the ball very well, so it’s definitely going to be an offensive battle this weekend.

Our team is loaded with seniors, so we are more determined than ever. We are going to do everything we can to get back to OKC one last time.