All Praise and Glory be unto GOD! WOW! And what awesome inspiration we have been having leading up to this Gold medal FINALs match! Before the Italy match two femal athletescame over to our table during lunch just to wish us luck. I thanked them then asked their name and sport and how they finished. They were rowers whom had won the Gold the day before. So I went on to ask if by chance they had it with them and if I could see it. They did and of course seeing it wasn’t enough so I asked if I could hold it. Boy did holding it and wearing it for those breif seconds send chills throughout my body and each of my teammates who held it too. We went on to beat Italy….

Before the Cuba match we had practice scheduled as usual but it just so happened that the Women’s Basketball Team (three time Olympic Gold Medalist) and the Women’s Soccer Team Gold medalist were in the gym. Goof around playing volleyball then took a group photo. What inspiration! We went on the beat Cuba.

Now going into the finals we have our eyes set on winning our own. We will play Brazil who is ranked number one and who has not lost a set. They are the team standing in our way of bring home the Gold! We are very familiar with this team as they are with us which should make for an awesome finals match.

Stay tuned “amazing awaits”
GO USA!

Blessing to ya!

Danielle

10 Responses to

  1. Vickie Duty says:

    Hi Danielle,

    I just wanted to wish you the best of luck. I saw your picture on the front page of the sports section today in the Baton Rouge Advocate and said wow I know her. My maiden name is Vickie House and we played softball together at Woodlawn High School! Go for the Gold! Team USA! Hopefully I will be able to catch it on television!

    Vickie

  2. Samantha says:

    GOOD LUCK DANIELLE!
    GOD BLESS YOU ALL

  3. Jesus Miranda says:

    Danielle keep working with the ball so good. The Gold medal match in on your way. Good luck USA. Good luck. Danielle . Jesus miranda from NJ, USA.

  4. lovelt15 says:

    Hi Dani,

    As audience, I just want to watch an amazing match. I don’t care which team to get gold medal because USA and BRA are my favourite team. Of course I hope your team team win la but not put too high pressure to get gold medal so that affect the performance. I hope tonight your team ‘s passing is stable so that setter can set different type of attack.

  5. Nancy Christensen says:

    Seriously-you guys are giving us heart attacks here! I have to go on the computer and check out the scores ahead of time so it is not so nerve wracking watching the game later. How about an easy 3 game win for the gold?!?!
    I watched you play for 4 years at LBSU and since for the USA-and at the same time all of your teammates. We are praying for the gold for you and can’t wait to see you on the medal stand with the gold around your neck!! GO USA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Alexandre says:

    Hey Danielle,

    first of all, congrats for your silver medal!

    I’m brazilian and a big fan of yours! You were right about the “awesome finals match”. You girls rock! I had an electric sunday morning something i’m not very used to it.

    Thank you for beat the crap out of the cubans. They’re too cocky.

    Hey could you please tell Kimberly Glass that she has a new fan in BRazil? Wow she’s beautiful.

    Beijos and good luck!

  7. Bia says:

    Well…. I just have to congratulate the brazilians… they are the best , and they deserve it a lot…..

    Congatulations Danielle, you are really amazing…. but Brazil is stronger as a team..

    Bia

  8. KATIE says:

    Words can’t express how proud of you and the team I am. I wanted to email you during the Olympics, but I didn’t want to jinx how well the team was doing. I’m so happy for you. Congrats!!!

  9. Kin says:

    Hi Dani.
    Congratulation!
    I saw the final match of Olympic on TV.
    However I wanted to see coatside.
    It is great match about final match.
    Take care Dani.

  10. george says:

    saw your picture on the front page of the sports section today in the Baton Rouge Advocate and said wow I know her. My maiden name is Vickie House and we played softball together at Woodlawn High School! Go for the Gold! Team USA! Hopefully I will be able to catch it on television!

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