Cat and Rylee Blog
A blog brought to you by WBC's Cat Totty and Rylee Rogers
Hey, I am Rylee Rogers. I am from Conyers, Ga. I graduated this past Saturday and can now call myself a Williams Alumni. I majored in Psychology with a minor is sociology. I am super pumped to have the girls out here in my neck of the woods for the first round of Nationals.
Hi y’all, I am Cat Totty. I am from Haslet, Texas. I just finished up my sophomore year here at Williams; and I am a physical education major.
We can’t wait to give you guys an inside look into nationals for WBC.
Our day started off at 11:20 in the hotel conference room playing games to wake us up. Coach Hendrix started off the games with a pop story game. We had to write a story with the group of girls at our table about a trip to nationals. All the stories were funny and creative. For the second game, we had to make a cheer. Coach Hendrix, Coach Tucker, Andrea, and Haley’s group won that game with their creative bunt cheer. (WE LOVE TO BUNT) At 11:45 we left to grab subway for lunch and headed to the field to warm up. Stepping off the bus we were immediately hit with the Georgia heat. Although the game did not go as planned today, we are determined to bounce back from this L and take the long way to the championship game Wednesday.
After the game we jumped back on the bus and headed to Conyers, Ga, where Rylee’s grandparents fed this group of hungry girls. She fed us pulled pork, mac-n-cheese, baked beans, and a bunch of other good things. The girls enjoyed their dinner and then played a little two hand touch football. Thankfully nobody was hurt in this competitive game!
Today we had the great news that our teammate Maddie Grigsby had her precious baby boy, Zain Michael Grigsby. He weighed 7lbs and 8 oz, and was 20 inches long. He is a healthy baby and so is mama! We could not be more supportive of our sweet friend Maddie and her husband, Patrick.
We had three seniors graduating Saturday morning. Alexis Ingram from Quitman, AR, graduated with a BS in Biology and summa cum laude. Andrea Drake from Columbia, MO, graduated with a BS in Psychology, and myself, Rylee Rogers from Conyers, GA, graduating with a BS in Psychology as well. Graduation ceremony was definitely a bittersweet experience. Going to Williams you become custom to being a part of what we like to call a “family”, so leaving this place makes you feel like you are leaving your family behind. But I know all three of us have made lasting relationships that we will treasure for a lifetime.
Following the bittersweet graduation we had to rush back to the softball field to get on the bus to make the 9 hour drive to Lawrenceville, Georgia. From conference tournament to finals everyone was pretty tired so most of the girls slept for the first part of the trip, including our coaches…
Coach Hendrix really came in clutch with bringing loads of movies, we watched Pitched Perfect, Never Been Kissed, Mulan, and a few more. We constantly had a movie playing and people sleeping, so the ride didn't feel too long.
Day One: Practice and Banquet
We had practice at Georgia Gwinnett College’s softball field at 11:30. We had a good, hard practice and the girls started to get a feel for the field after a few ground balls and pop flies. Coach Tucker and Coach Hendrix also threw the girls a few rounds of BP.
Our banquet was short and sweet (literally), they served us a dessert bar, which had ice cream with toppings and cupcakes. The point of the banquet was to introduce each team and talk about how each team did during regular season. They also talked about each teams champion of character, our champion of character is Madelyn Poe. For dinner, Coach rewarded us with Golden Corral, she knows how much this team likes to eat. :) We are excited to start games tomorrow and we hope you stay tuned with our blog for our inside look at nationals.