Sharon Dawley Atlantic 10 Media Day Quote Transcript
Oct. 22, 2013
Atlantic 10 Women's Basketball Media Day Quote Transcript
University of Massachusetts women's basketball head coach Sharon Dawley spoke with the media present at the Atlantic 10 Women's Basketball Media Day, hosted at the Richmond Coliseum on Tuesday. Below is a transcript of Dawley's discussion on topics related to the upcoming season and the future of the program.
On UMass' preparations for 2013-14...
Nola Henry and Amber Dillon will likely see a lot of time at the point, running the show for us. Our sophomore class as a whole will make a big impact for us. Jasmine Harris has worked on her shot and looks great. Adriana Jordan is going to continue to give us that spark on offense and defense and Victoria Stewart continues to be one of the hardest workers on the squad. Rashida Timbilla had a great year as a freshman and we are looking for another big one from her this year. All three of our freshmen, Alyx Stiff, Kymber Hill and Meredith Tarver, will play a part in the rotation and are eager to get out there and put on the UMass jersey to represent this University. Kiara Bomben, our lone senior, will play a big part in our success as a veteran forward.
Among our juniors, Kim Pierre-Louis is in great shape and is really going to run the floor well and make big plays this season. Emily Mital is one of our leaders this year, on and off the court and we are going to need her to make her presence felt. Paula Tarnachowicz, who is transferring in this season, will also provide a lot of energy on the court and looks like she is ready for the challenge.
On replacing the scoring and interior presence of now-graduated center Jasmine Watson...
On the building of the Champions Center, which will provide a dedicated practice facility for both basketball programs at UMass...
On the conference's partnership with the Richmond Coliseum in hosting the Atlantic 10 Women's Basketball Championship...