BUFFALO, NY (WIVB.com) - "Expect more," was one of former Buff State coach Sandy Hollander's mantras. Hollander was inspiring Buff State students for 27 years before suddenly losing her six-year battle to cancer in the middle of the softball season.
"After that we came up with a new purpose to be playing, which was for coach. (We wanted) to finish out the year the way she would have expected," explained Samantha Strapason.
The team didn't finish last season the way they had planned. This year, they have dedicated the season to their former coach and use her memory as motivation.
"I don't think in all the years I have been here I have ever seen people work so hard for this long," said senior Lindsay Goff.
"The biggest think, which coaches say all the time is that life happens and you have to move past what you can and give what you have left," Strapason added.
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