With all the talk about what school is going to end up in which conference, it's sometimes easy to overlook what's going on in the here and now on campus. These are exciting times for female student-athletes in Clifton, and if you haven't been following, here's a quick look:
The women's soccer team has a big Friday-Sunday BIG EAST doubleheader at home this weekend, first with Seton Hall Friday, then Rutgers Sunday. Friday, all soccer alumni are invited back (for free!) to see what Coach Michelle Salmon has done with the youngsters. Talk about tough competitors, this team has played six, count 'em, six double OT contests. Two of the team's freshmen, Kristina Utley and Mackenzie Grause, have been conference Rookies of the Week. Bodes well for a bright future.
The volleyball team just lost its first conference game of the season and will go on the road Friday to face an undefeated Louisville team. Expect good things during tournament time from Reed Sunahara's group, as well as Janet Carl's golf team. These two coaches have proven track records for getting the most from their student-athletes.
And the women's basketball program is stirring up interest on campus with an open practice for UC faculty and staff, along with Basketball 101. Coach Jamelle Elliott has some exciting enthusiastic assistants by her side who promise to make this season a fun one, and what better way to bring in new fans than to show just how hard these ladies work?? Can't wait for the exhibition game against NKU November 5.
S before we get too wrapped up in the 'what might happen,' let's enjoy what's happening now in women's athletics. And go see 'em play-you won't be disappointed.