Nov. 11, 2004
AUDIO: Coach Dacko Is Looking Forward To The Women's Season
AMHERST, Mass. -
More than 25 media members joined the UMass basketball teams on Wednesday night in the Mullins Center for the Preseason Basketball Media Dinner.
Men's head coach Steve Lappas and women's head coach Marnie Dacko were on hand, as well as members of both teams, to speak with the media on the upcoming season.
The men's team will host Concordia (Quebec) on Friday night in its opening exhibition game. The Minutewomen open their regular season schedule on Nov. 19 in Chicago playing USC in the Moran Realty Classic hosted by DePaul.
Below are opening quotes from both Coach Lappas and Coach Dacko.
Men's Head Coach Steve Lappas
Opening Remarks: "We are really looking forward to a very exciting season. We are pleased by the effort of the guys so far and we are looking forward to a very challenging season. We have some great games on our schedule that our guys are looking forward to, especially here in the Mullins Center against Boston College, UConn and Florida State."
Women's Head Coach Marnie Dacko
Opening Remarks: "We have a very young team, but at the same time a very experienced team and they are working very hard. This season we have a very challenging non-conference schedule with a couple of top-25 teams on there."