Training camp, in my opinion, is the best possible time to jell with your teammates. It really brings everyone together, and I can already feel the bond we are creating as a team on the Mercury. Everyone understands what our goal is and how hard we have to work to get there.
Phoenix Mercury guard Samantha Prahalis helped lead Ohio State to the NCAA tournament during each of her four collegiate seasons (2008-12). She weighs in on the tourney experience for espnW.com.
Friday, my teammates and I boarded the bus for the most exciting part of our year! We arrived in Perrysburg, Ohio, right next to Toledo on Friday afternoon. We took a bus there because it's only about two hours from Columbus. I feel very lucky to be playing so close to home so our fans can come support us, as they have since I started here.
It's crazy to believe that March is already here and I'm about to play in my last NCAA tournament. I can't believe how fast the time has passed. It seems like yesterday I was just a freshman.
Tonight was Selection Monday. Our entire team headed over to Coach [Jim] Foster's to watch the show and talk to the media afterward. Coach Foster's wife, Donna, prepared an amazing dinner for us.