UCLA women emphasize personel development
It is likely UCLA women's coach B.J. Snow has said something along those lines during his coaching career, but this spring on the Westwood campus, it's all about "me." Snow reiterated during an interview with TopDrawerSoccer.com that the focal point of the off season with his group is for each player to work on improving the areas where it is most needed.
"Our spring is dedicated to making everyone get better individually," Snow said. "We sit down with all the girls and figure out what it is they can each do individually that will be the best thing for them looking toward next year.
Snow's attention to detail is likely fueled by the obvious high potential of this group. UCLA at times started 8 freshmen in the 2011 season, which ended with a surprise loss on PKs to San Diego in the 2nd round of the NCAA Tournament. With another year of seasoning for players like Abby Dahlkemper, Samantha Mewis, Sarah Killion, Kylie McCarthy, Megan Oyster and Ally Courtnall, plus another strong freshman class coming to Westwood in the fall, the coach can't help but be bullish on his team's prospects.