Team photo from my year at Rutgers. My freshman year in college, I played Division III volleyball at Rutgers University's Newark campus. Towards the middle of the second semester, I was recruited to play Division I volleyball at Long Island University's Brooklyn campus. Transitioning between NCAA divisions was something I was excited about, competition wise, but I wasn't sure what to expect when it came to training. Everything is so different between DIII and DI teams, honestly. You are with your teammates seemingly every day and night, you travel for days (or even weeks) at a time, and you play against people who end up on the National Team. In the off season, and especially in the summer when you're not at school, you are expected to maintain a strict training regimen and diet. Soon enough, I would find out just how different the training would be... ...