Nikki is a natural-born leader. She is a tenacious defender who expects a great deal from herself.

Lindsey is a great defender with the skills to attack. She is a very good ball winner and has the attitude you dream about as a coach. She wants to learn, wants to improve and always has fun doing it.

This was a tough go as an opener, but I thought our kids played pretty well, especially with all of the new players in our program. To be up as long as we were was encouraging.

For right now, we're asking a lot of a few players. I think that eventually they'll deliver. But what's most important to us is as we get more experienced, that we limit our mistakes and that we get better.

Kim provides so much emotional lift for our team when she plays because she cares so much.

Defensively, we're coming along. Offensively, experience is a little bit of a factor, but we need to get better in the attack and holding the ball so we're not defending too much of the time. You have no control over inexperience. So from week to week we're a little more experienced.