Saturday was a fun day because the kids and I got to watch my wife play volleyball. Her women's team, which normally only plays in Chicago, played a pair of matches against the Bethel College team Saturday in Mishawaka.
I am so proud of my wife and her teammates. They swept the first match 3-0 and then beat Bethel 3-2 in the second match.
Katie's team is made up of former Bethel players ranging in age from about 26-34. Two of them are pregnant. Two others have 5 children between them.
So, it's pretty impressive for that team to not just compete with, but beat a team of current college players - a team that won a national tournament last season.
To be fair, some of the players on my wife's team are some of the best players Bethel ever had. Julia Reininga, who is now the coach at Bethel, was an NCCAA and NAIA All-American. Katie, Lisa (Davis) DeJesus and April (Allison) Russell were all part of the first team in Bethel history to make the NAIA National Tournament. Lisa and Katie were also Indiana All-Stars in High School.
Yes, I am bragging. I'm incredibly proud of my wife and the fact that she's still playing volleyball at a high level.