Yes, definitely. I think it's challenged me, where I haven't known the answers. There are times when I just look at coach (Sherri Coale), and just tell her, “I don't know what else you want me to do.” As a leader growing in leadership, there are times when you're not gonna have the answers.
I know you are close with Whitney Hand. Did her absence leave a leadership void with this team?
Oh, for sure. Even last year when she was on the team and I was a captain, it was still like, “Well, we have Whitney. It's not like I have to completely lead the team because we still have Whitney Hand.”
This year, it really kinda hit me that Whitney's not here anymore, and it has to come from me. It's definitely been a challenge filling that role because she was such a great leader for this team.