Kelsey Nunley: ” I’m just thankful that I was able to play at UK.”

Kelsey Nunley (UK Athletics Photo)

Kelsey Nunley (UK Athletics Photo)

Here is what Kentucky players had to say after Sunday’s season-ending loss to Utah.

#33 Kelsey Nunley, P

On how much gas the pitchers had left in the tank for day three

“She pretty much just said, mind over matter, just let your mind go before your body goes.”

Coach Lawson: “Well actually she has that backwards. We always talk about we want to make sure our body gives out before our heart. You never want to be on the losing end of things as in you had more in the tank but you didn’t leave it out on the field. I think today was a case where I just felt like at the end we weren’t as sharp, but I think this is not so much a mental thing. That’s all you can really ask for when you’re an athlete.”

On the end of her career and what advice she would give to the underclassmen …

“Pretty much just be thankful every day to wake up and play the game that you love and you’re so thankful to be at such a great school as UK so you need to be thankful for that. You have to not take advantage of going to school at UK because it’s such a great place to be. You have so many people that care about you and help you, so you don’t need to take advantage of that. You really just have to take it all in and give it your all.”

On how she will remember the season …

“Well it was a bounce back from last year so that was great. It didn’t end how we wanted it to, but really at the end of the day I’m just thankful that I was able to play at UK.”

 

#5 Meagan Prince, P

On today being the most innings she has thrown in her career at Kentucky …

“That first game felt good, felt sharp, felt on point. The second game I felt a little tight, but once I stepped on the mound the adrenaline kicked in and you just have to think about the pitch and that’s it. Once the game started there wasn’t really a physical ailment that kept me from wanting to play the game and wanting to pitch and wanting to get that strikeout.”

 

#6 Jenny Schaper, C

On what she learned during her freshman year …

“I think the importance of a team, I’ve really learned about that. Even when we would get down everyone was there for each other. I know when we went down I really needed to be there for my team and step up as much as possible. I think you can take that into every year and next year I won’t be a freshman anymore so I can teach them what I was taught this year.”

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