“Wow, this is what it will be like,” I thought after my first season of Pleiades, “I’m gonna get to grow up with these girls—I can’t wait!” True enough, Pleiades—across every class—eats together, studies together, works together and simply gets the opportunity to live life together. UNC Pleiades boasts some of the nation’s top womxn’s college talent…and also my BEST friends. Now family. Team culture insists and builds upon competitive grit and work ethic paired with wise, patient coaching and encouraging, smart teammates. College is an opportunity to grow into an extraordinary person who will attract other extraordinary people into your life. The only track to extraordinary womxnhood is through extraordinary character; you grow to be the average of the seven people who you spend the most time with. I will be honored to graduate Pleiades, and UNC, as the average of any seven of my beautiful and life-changing teammates.
- Olivia Monroe, Senior