Hey, my name is Nevena Stefanov, but I prefer being called Beca (pronounced Betsa). I am the number 13 on the court and even though some people think that this number brings bad luck, for me it has brought the best moments in my life.
The conference season is ahead, this time we are entering as Conference USA champions, which will make other teams target us. This year we have all returners plus the addition of three great players on and off the court. Team chemistry is fantastic and the more we play together, the better we get.
It is just an amazing feeling to step on the floor and to be part of the UAB volleyball line-up. This Thursday, we play at Memphis, our opponent in final match of C-USA Tournament last year. That game will be our first match of conference competition this year and hopefully we will start with a great win, which will set the tone for the entire season.
We are also looking forward to our first home match, which is on Sept. 23 in Bartow Arena against UTEP.
This team has a chance to make a great step in UAB volleyball history. This season is going to be the first time that two matches are going to be on TV. It is exciting to be a part of the program, which is getting more and more attention every day, from the conference and community as well.
Once more, I hope that this is going to be a wonderful and successful season and that I will see a lot of your faces cheering for us this year and the years to come.