bleedCrimson.net: You had a pretty phenomenal freshman year last year, you finished top 10 in the league in assists per game which is more impressive because you split time with two other setters. What was the hardest part about last year for you?
Jennah DeVries: Just being a freshman. I was the youngest person on the team and it was just hard finding the groove and bonding with all the girls, not off the court, just on the court. Finding the rhythm. I eventually got into. It was pretty stressful for me because I wasn't used to all the playing and traveling and balancing school and stuff. But I found a way to do it.
bc.net: What did you learn about yourself last season?
JD: I learned that I could drive through things. I learned that I could fight through things I didn't know I could. I had a hard time last season like I said just balancing out things. I made it through.
bc.net: What have you been working on in the offseason?
JD: My set location and just the speed of the sets. I set pretty quick balls, coach would like me to set higher ones. Just the set location, especially the outside set. I'm okay on the back set but the outside set I kind of have a hard time locating.
bc.net: As the lone returning setter you've got a couple of freshmen, Lilly Wolfe and Sierra Whitaker, who are coming in to try to fill that role that you filled last season. What words of advice do you have for them?
JD: Just to keep their head up. Keep competing. That's what helped me through. Just go out there and compete. You may not do it perfect every time but just go out there and compete and it'll eventually come to you.
bc.net: Being in the system a year will it be easier for you making calls and calling plays?
JD: Definitely, just being more comfortable. I feel like I have more freedom, I have trust from the players and trust from Coach [Jordan]. I have more freedom in what I can do and what I can't do.