Post by luvmesomevball on Mar 26, 2012 10:52:37 GMT -5
I am glad she chose somewhere other than Wisconsin and I wish her the best of luck. It'll be fun to watch her grow on the court at Michigan State. She has alot of maturing to do off the court, unfortunately she hasn't been mentored very well. She has so much potential to be a leader, it's too bad she didn't have the skills to do that at NIU. Hopefully she appreciates all that NIU did to promote her, she didn't become #1 in the nation on kills & points by herself, saying negative comments about Ray & the setter that got her there is not a wise thing for her to do. Hopefully someone will work with her on her interviewing skills, things seem to come out wrong which makes her look bad.
Post by badgerbill on Mar 26, 2012 11:52:07 GMT -5
I too am glad this circus is over. No one looses a scholarship and the badgers can move forward and the new assistants can focus on moving the Badgers up the Big Ten ladder with the returning players. I really hope they can help develop Ording or Mikaelsen in the next few months, we need somebody to step up
Lovesmesomevball, I don't recall her saying anything bad about Ray or her setter in any articles that I saw. As for her mentor, that would be her head coach right? Wasn't that part of his job?
I do not remember an article with these comments from Lauren, but I have heard players quoting comments such as these after practices. As far as a mentor is concerned, Dan and Coley have a much longer history with Lauren than Ray had, and Dan was her direct coach while Ray spends more time with setters and administration duties. Still, when all is said and done the program is the responsibility of the head coach so if he was made aware that Lauren needed work he could have done something. Though I am not convinced the communication between Ray and his assistants was as open and complete as it could or should have been.
Last Edit: Mar 26, 2012 18:15:37 GMT -5 by 9fingers