Summer reading? For volleyball? Juliana Torres and the rest of the Temple Tem-Cats first reacted as expected when presented with coach Courtney Mitchell’s project during a time of year when students cast books aside for beaches.
“I know everybody at first was like, ‘Oh, no, we have to read a book or whatever,’” junior outside hitter/defensive specialist Torres recalled Tuesday, two days before Thursday’s season opener against Leander at the Round Rock Westwood Showcase tournament. “But, personally, I think the book really helped my mindset and understanding of what I need to bring to the team this season. I hope that everybody felt that way.”