Talented freshman class joins national champs


Nearly three months after winning the national championship in an unlikely, thrilling fashion, the euphoria has yet to wear off even a little bit for Coach Muffet McGraw.

On Wednesday, the Fighting Irish head coach sat down with WSBT 22's Pete Byrne to discuss the aftermath of winning her second national title for a story we'll be bringing you in the coming weeks.

She reminisced about the amazing run of last March and also looked ahead to next year, where the Irish look primed to defend their title.

And that process has already begun.

The Irish had their first practice of the summer on Monday, which included the new freshmen.

Muffet told WSBT 22 that while talented, her incoming class is understandably a little nervous.

"It's been some anxious moments for the freshmen," said McGraw.

"I think they're a little nervous. They're looking at these girls like they saw them on TV last year and saw what great things they did. So I think they feel a little bit of pressure, like 'I need to up my game.'

"We're going to need them to relax and just learn. Listen and learn. They can learn a lot from the upperclassmen and hopefully they'll give them some good leadership."

When asked, McGraw said her team should "absolutely" be ranked number one when the season starts.

Look for more with McGraw soon on WSBT 22 and FOX Michiana.

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