October 24, 2009
It seems like time is flying by – our first game is only one month away.
However, I feel like if we keep up our dedication and hard work it will show out on the court. We just finished our first official week of practice and I am confident in this group of girls. We are all very upbeat and positive and I know that it truly does make a difference in
the way we play as a team. We can maintain a positive mindset and have fun with the game, but I know that all of these girls are determined to get the job done as soon as we step on the floor. The team has built a very strong chemistry both on and off the court and I think that is a major reason why we all work so well together. We know that no spot on the floor is guaranteed and that each of us, whether a freshman or sophomore, are going to have to compete with one another. Nonetheless, having that competition makes us work that much harder.
As an individual, I would like to improve a lot more on my defensive quickness. I understand where I need to be on the floor at what particular time, but being able to get there is a proving to be a personal challenge. However, by having such talented teammates on offense it has given me the opportunity every single day to improve.
As a team, I would really like us to be more vocal on defense. If we can get inside our opponents’ heads and throw off their offense we can be very successful. I know when it comes time to getting it done, we will be ready to show what we’re all about.
October 17, 2009
Check out the October newsletter by clicking on the “Newsletter” tab above. This month, you can get to know sophomore Allie Davison and read about the Hall of Fame banquet. Enjoy!
October 14, 2009
Cooler weather provided a great backdrop as our players arrived at Solano bright and early at 6:45 this morning to run the mile. Each player must make their mile time (as determined by the coaching staff) to earn their jersey. I am pleased to report that for only the second time in my career at Solano the entire team made their mile time on the first try this morning. It was quite a feat and I am very proud of these girls for their mental toughness. Freshman Kari Sly turned in an impressive run of 5:52 while sophomore Crystal Lee and freshman Carmen Belser beat their times by almost one minute. Congratulations to the entire team! This gives us great momentum heading into our first official practice on Thursday!
October 6, 2009
Congratulations to Robin Williams, the 15th former Solano women’s basketball player to be inducted into the SCC Athletic Hall of Fame. Robin suited up during the 1999-2000 and 2001-02 seasons. She was a member of the 2000 Bay Valley Conference championship team and was an all-conference selection as a sophomore. Robin is the co-record holder for best 3-point percentage in a game (.714) and holds the record for most blocks in a game (7). Robin was joined at the induction ceremony by her grandmother, who Robin thanked profusely for supporting her throughout her athletic career; and former teammates Jennifer Causey and Shannon Roberts. Coach Matt presented Robin with her No. 30 jersey from her playing days at Solano.
The entire Solano women’s basketball family congratulates Robin on this outstanding achievement!
Robin Williams, second from right, is joined by Coach Matt (far left), Solano president Jowel Laguerre, and Solano Athletic Director and Dean of Physical Education Bob Myers.