Women's Soccer Prepares for Competitive Spring Season
April 5, 2012
CORVALLIS, Ore. - The perception of “off-season” to most athletic fans is that student-athletes are getting time to rest and recover from their regular season competition, but this is far from the truth when it comes to the Oregon State women’s soccer team.
“Rest during our ‘off-season’ is an understatement,” junior defender Milan Cabrera said. “This is the season we all dread because we are restricted to a certain amount of hours on the ball, which means the time in between we are running or lifting weights.”
“I would say the more challenging part about the spring is sometimes we will play two games in one day, which really takes a toll on the body mentally and physically," Meiggs said.
“The spring term is definitely going to be a busy one because I am taking 17 credits, but I have signed up for all online classes which will make it easier for me to manage my time,” Cabrera said. “School wise, in the fall I take a lot easier and lighter load because we travel so much.”
There are a lot of differences between the regular season and the spring season including school, training schedules and fitness regimens. Something that never changes though is the passion that is brought by the team to each and every workout and practice.
“My favorite part about the spring season is being able to see how our team is going to overcome the challenges of losing players from the previous season,” Cabrera said. “Spring is not different from the fall or winter for that matter because as a team, we try to make sure we bring the same intensity to every training session and game.”
The Beavers will open their spring schedule in April where they will play a total of seven games throughout April and May.
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