Update from Alisha Glass

Jan. 10, 2012, 10:30 a.m. (ET)

NOTE: Alisha Glass is writing a blog for Mizuno, a key USA Volleyball sponsor and partner. Glass is a Mizuno-sponsored athlete and will periodically provide insights into being a U.S. Women's National Team athlete while representing Mizuno. For more information Mizuno, visit mizunousa.com.

Hello from Poland friends!!! I am currently playing professionally in Sopot, Poland. I've just gotten settled in and I'm getting to know my coaches and teammates. We have girls from all over; Megan Hodge from USA is on my team, two German players, a girl from Spain and a girl from Turkey. Our coaches are Italian and it's amazing how much English everyone knows. I am trying to learn a little Polish to meet the girls halfway, but I can tell you it's a very complicated language.

We're in Champions League, which means we play teams outside of Poland. Jordan Larson's Russian team came here to play. We lost, but she and her husband came out to dinner afterwards and we had a wonderful time.

The city of Sopot is beautiful, our apartment complex is right near the sea and it's just a very short walk away. They say it's even prettier in the summer. Megan and I were told it was going to be very, very cold here and that it would snow a lot. I'm sure it will, but it hasn't yet, which has been wonderful!! It meant we didn't have snow for Christmas, but considering it's one less month without snow, I'm pretty happy. I Skyped my family for Christmas, It was wonderful. It's amazing how technology can make people in different continents feel like they're in the same room.

I wish everyone a belated Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!! You can keep up with me on twitter…@aglass6. If anyone wants to know more about Poland or how the season is going, send a tweet or a direct message!!

-Alisha Glass