2006-07 Basketball Media Day Coverage
don't look at this year as a rebuilding year. Certainly we lost
three seniors that were the backbone of the program during their
four years here but I think last year one of our trademarks was
depth so now we have a lot of talented players like Laura Sario,
Laura Franceski and Juta Jahilo that can step right in. I think
we have a lot of the pieces, it's probably just going to be a
work in progress and I think we'll be a very good team as the
On replacing Rachel Laws
"We just have a lot of people who are able to step into her shoes. Rebecka Lindgren is obviously a great shooter with a great pull up jump shot and she can create for herself. All three of the newcomers have the capability to come in and give us very good minutes. Darryll (Peterson) is a very athletic player, very quick and she can take anyone to the basket one-on-one. She reminds me a lot of the way Rachel Laws played and has the potential to do big things the way Rachel did.
(Sadler) is a very good point guard who can see the floor very
well and is smart in what she's doing. I think she's going to
be a great person to have come in and Erica (Carter) has a dead
on shot. You can't leave her open. She's like Bluesy, (former
Bearcats guard Jen Blues) she can put it up and have it go in.
"I haven't really thought about it but I'm not worried. I'm so confident in all of our players that I know whoever I throw it to, they're going to be able to make something happen. I think it's a good thing that were not going to have one go-to player, that we have so many threats and that any person can score or get the assists. I think that's really going to be a good thing".
About the team's style of play
"Our post players are very good. We are going to be looking to go inside but we are very well rounded and anyone can score at anytime. We will go into the post but we also have the shooters outside that will be able to knock down the shot when people are doubling inside".
On home court and hosting the 2007 America East Tournament
year we were 11-2 at home, we play well here and have a great
time playing here. The fact that we can come here and we have
our conference tournament here is such a huge thing. You have
to protect your home court and that's what it comes down to.
You don't want anyone to walk onto your court and beat you. We
want people to be afraid to step on the court here, especially
if we're going to be closing it out here".
"I feel like we have good players this year who are working hard. We have guards who are as good as Jen Blues and Rachael Laws and we have a lot of posts who are solid. We have a chance to be a good team. It's early to say but I think everyone can score on this team, kind of like we did last year".
On the loss of Rachel Laws, Jen Blues and Jen Haubrich
"This year's team is different. I feel like we still have that talent and all the potential but we still have work to do before the season starts. Things are going to be a little different for us this year because we have bigger post players and I think that's going to be good for us".
About this year's outlook
"With all the talent on this team we have all the potential, now everyone just needs to step up. I definitely feel like we have a lot of players who are going to put up some bigger numbers when they get more playing time. I feel like we still have a solid team and this should be a good year for us think we have all the stuff we need for a good team. I also think this is the closest team that I've been part of since coming to Binghamton and that will help us on the court".
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