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Patrick Howell

Patrick Howell

Patrick Howell

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After starting off the season with a 4-4 record on the road, how important was it for the team to find consistency this weekend?<strong>After starting off the season with a 4-4 record on the road, how important was it for the team to find consistency this weekend?</strong> After starting off the season with a 4-4 record on the road, how important was it for the team to find consistency this weekend?

I think we were all just ready to get home and play at home on our own court, and being comfortable, and just having everyone there like our fans, our parents and everyone just to support us even more than they already do.

The team played five matches in three days last weekend. Are there any particular sets or matches that really stick out to you?<strong>The team played five matches in three days last weekend. Are there any particular sets or matches that really stick out to you?</strong> The team played five matches in three days last weekend. Are there any particular sets or matches that really stick out to you?

William Woods we didn’t know much about on Thursday night, and so we just kind of went out and played. Then for our Baker Invitational we were really excited because we knew that it would be tough competition both days. We won against Friends in five (sets), which was a really tough match, Kansas Wesleyan we knew would be hard, and then losing to John Brown was really upsetting, but we played really well, and so there is nothing you can do about that.

What is the team looking to accomplish as it starts conference play Tuesday against Central Methodist?<strong>What is the team looking to accomplish as it starts conference play Tuesday against Central Methodist?</strong> What is the team looking to accomplish as it starts conference play Tuesday against Central Methodist?

We definitely want to win the conference, and that starts on Tuesday. Hopefully we can play these teams and then make our way up to the HAAC title.

After your first tournament, you received the HAAC Libero of the Week award, what was your first thought when you heard you earned this honor?<strong>After your first tournament, you received the HAAC Libero of the Week award, what was your first thought when you heard you earned this honor?</strong> After your first tournament, you received the HAAC Libero of the Week award, what was your first thought when you heard you earned this honor?

I thought it was crazy. I never would have imagined I would ever get something like that, but it just goes to show how much hard work pays off.

As a libero, how often are you questioned about wearing the wrong uniform top?<strong>As a libero, how often are you questioned about wearing the wrong uniform top?</strong> As a libero, how often are you questioned about wearing the wrong uniform top?

All the time. I never know what to wear, and it’s funny because everyone asks me ‘Why do you wear the other color jersey, what position is that and why do you look different?’ I just have to laugh because if you don’t know volleyball, then you just don’t know.

You are a dual sport athlete, with volleyball in the fall and softball in the spring. Softball started practice last week for their fall season, what it is like watching them practice without being able to play?<strong>You are a dual sport athlete, with volleyball in the fall and softball in the spring. Softball started practice last week for their fall season, what it is like watching them practice without being able to play?</strong> You are a dual sport athlete, with volleyball in the fall and softball in the spring. Softball started practice last week for their fall season, what it is like watching them practice without being able to play?

I wish that I could be practicing and helping them, but right now being in volleyball season, I am focusing on volleyball right now, and then I will be able to help them in the spring when the time comes.