I'm excited to begin preparing for next season

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The season ended earlier than Maggie Lucas and her Penn State teammates wanted, but she's already talking about getting back in the gym.

The season unfortunately has come to an end for the Lady Lions, but we can still walk away with many great accomplishments and memories. The reality of March Madness is that only one team leaves happy. No one wants to end her season any earlier than she has to, but from every loss there is so much you can learn.

One of the hardest things is saying goodbye to our seniors, but we are all wishing them the best of luck in their future beyond Penn State. One thing I can say without hesitation is that our seniors have taught us what it takes to win and just how hard you have to work to be successful.

Looking forward, the Lady Lions and I are excited to get back in the gym and begin preparing for next season. We are aware of the hard work we have ahead of us, but we are prepared to continue to grow and learn from our experiences thus far.

I would like to thank everyone who followed my blog this season. I really enjoyed sharing stories with you about different relationships and places that have helped mold me into the player and person I am today.

This summer I am going to be my usual gym-rat self and spend my time at summer session at Penn State, but I also will return home for a while. I look forward to spending my summer nights down at the Narberth courts and getting ready for next year!

Feel free to follow me on Twitter throughout the offseason @maggielucas33!