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  1. Yes - it leaves plenty of room, you are correct but I'm guessing only someone desperate to play would want to join this team.......
  2. Two people so far are electing to not be on her team.....and two left last fall.
  3. My suggestion to those who want to take a few minutes - send an email to Greene at I don't buy the excuse that we are a young team.....we lost 2 seniors, true - but why weren't the underclassmen coached up so they were ready this year? How is it that she didn't have a point guard ready? As we have seen - the only plan is defense. I'd like to know what percentage of lay ups were missed on steals/turn overs since she claims that is her bread and butter. SEC teams have been watching the press for what, 8 years now. Guess they know how to break it don't they. If I were on the team that just got thrown under the bus I would be considering the portal as my next stopping point. (and I hate the portal)
  4. This is the first year since before Nell that - although I do have season tickets - I've only been to a couple of games. Watching is painful and I feel bad for the players - they keep tryng to execute a poorly conceived game plan. Coach can say that "defense is what we are" but the truth of matter is - that is her identity. Seems to me that a coach who is earning their salary would adjust their game to match that of the players she recruited. We are wasting the time and talent of our players. We need a new plan AD Greene!
  5. IMO not sure this signals anything is wrong but that they (and the fans) are disappointed in the start of the season.. I was in Florida and the losses were disappointing - yes. Especially Sunday when the Tigers didn't seem to be able to hit anything but popups/fly balls. Don't know if their pitcher had some type of rise ball but whatever it was the coaches and the players didn't figure it out to adjust their swing or placement in the box. Riveria has been struggling - maybe yesterday helps her get her swing back in the groove. AU has come a long way from 2013 and Myers raised expectations which is great. I'm not ready to jump on the bandwagon to fire the coach/coaches yet.
  6. Game Thursday night - hard to watch. Our opponents are averaging 46.5% to our 41.8% overall and 37.4% to 29.3% on 3s. They have higher free throw percent and they actually contest our shots. We are occasionally getting a hand in someones face but not nearly often enough. Players are passing up open shots - my guess is that the "play" isn't for them to shoot and they don't want pulled for not running the play. Unique was pulled early Thursday night and only played 28 minutes. Coach says they haven't bought into defense but she started 3 players from last year - so are they suddenly not playing defense? The full court press wasn't working - there was no need to keep running it. Basically - they cannot buy into a defense that doesn't work. The freshmen are not new to the game - they may be struggling a little with the speed of the game - but they know basketball. We may well loose the rest of our games as it's going to be hard to break this losing steak based on body language and the lack of positivity I see from Coach on the sidelines. Sooo sad!
  7. Attended the game with Arkansas yesterday. If the Coaches knew they were a team that shot 3s perhaps we shouldn't play a zone defense that doesn't provide good coverage on the corners. Ladies worked hard to get back and forth - I'd like to see our Coaches try to make it work. There are multiple ways to defend the 3 - Flo has yet to figure that out. the full court defense is no longer a shock to our opponents and they are breaking it most every time down the floor. As in previous years, we seem to have no offensive identity. Ball handling and basic skills of those returning don't appear to be any more developed than last year. I feel for the players, they are trying to do what they've been asked to do and it isn't working. It's time for Coach to adjust or be gone.
  8. And it just doesn't get better - Saturday's game - SAD! From Coach after the game - "We just fouled too much," Auburn head coach Terri Williams-Flournoy said. "That put us in foul trouble. You've got Daisa in foul trouble, Kiyae' in foul trouble. We just put them at the free-throw line way too many times. And then we turned the basketball over. We knew going in, whoever took care of the basketball would win the game. And we didn't." It's always the girls, never the Coach. Poor Unique needs help and she isn't getting much. SEC play will get even worse!
  9. The sophomores should be ready to play - they had all of last year. Unless something changes we will continue to get the same results.
  10. IMO - #13 needs to be retired effective immediately. Lest we forget - from her WikiPedia bio - Kasey Marie Cooper (born April 7, 1995) is an American softball player and third baseman, originally from Dothan, Alabama. Cooper played college ball at Auburn University, in which entering her senior season holds almost every offensive record for the Tigers. Cooper also plays for the United States women's national softball team, and won a gold medal with the team at the 2016 Women's Softball World Championship and a Silver Medal at the 2016 World Cup of Softball. (link to the rest - and she was named the espnW player of the year. It will be a very long time before AU sees another player of her caliber.
  11. According to this article in Softball America Emily may not be with the Tigers the entire year. "Now that Italy's ticket is punched for Tokyo, Carosone is determined to continue to improve her game and ready herself for international softball's biggest stage next summer. Until then, her plan is to return to Italy in the months following the conclusion of the NPF season to continue to train with her national team, before returning to the United States to play in the NPF for the start of the 2020 campaign. Then, she will be off to Tokyo for the Olympics."
  12. According to the Rounding Third facebook page - Mt. San Antonio College Head Coach Ruby Rojas has been named as an assistant coach at Auburn. Rojas spent the last eight seasons with the JUCO Powerhouse winning 276 games and two Cal JC State Championships. She replaces Annie Smith on the Tigers Staff. Bio from the Mt. San Antonio web site... In 2019 (seventh season), Rojas did what no other Mt. SAC Softball Coach and only one other softball coach in California Community College Coach has ever done, win back-to-back California Community College Athletic Association State Championships. The Mounties finished the season with an amazing 44-5 overall record that marked Rojas' 6th season with 40 plus wins. The team captured their fourth consecutive South Coast Conference (SCC) Championship with a perfect record of 22-0. The Mt. SAC Softball Staff was named the National Fastpitch Coaches Association California Community College Staff of the Year for second consecutive season. Rojas rewrote history by becoming the first coach in SCC history to win the SCC All-Sports Coach of the Year honor for the third consecutive season. Rojas' crew cleaned up on the post season awards with 3 NFCA All-Americans, 3 3CFCA All-State selections, 8 All-SCC selections and 8 All-State Tournament selections. Pitcher Briana Wheeler was the most decorated Mountie in 2019 season, capturing SCC and 3CFCA (state) Pitcher of the Year honors as well as earning NFCA All-American status and state championship most valuable pitcher honors. In her sixth season (2018) she led the Mounties to her first and the programs 5th CCCAA State Softball Championship, with a 41-7 overall record (10-2 conference record). Rojas captured her third consecutive SCC Coach of the Year honor and also captured the SCC's All-Sports Women's Coach of the Year for the second time. The Mt. SAC Staff captured their first ever NFCA California Community College Stafff of the Year honor. The Mounties 2019 Team produced an NFCA All-American, 3 NFCA Academic All-Americans, 2 3CFCA All-State selections, 1 3CFCA selections, 3 3CFCA Academic All-State selections and 5 3CFCA All-State Tournament Team selections including Most Valuable Pitcher Briana Wheeler and Most Valuable Player Michelle Santiago. Wheeler was also named the SCC Pitcher of the Year. In 2017 (5th season), Rojas led her team to the state championship tournament which was hosted by the Mounties. The team had a magical run all the way to the state championship game, where the Mounties lost to champion Cypress College and finished with a record of 42-5. Rojas captured her second consecutive South Coast Conference (SCC) Coach of the Year honor and captured her first SCC All-Sports Coach of the Year Honor. The team produced 1 NFCA First Team All-American, 3 NFCA Scholar Athletes, 3 3CFCA All-State Players, 4 All-SoCal Players, 2 3CFCA All-State Academic Players and the SCC Player and Pitchers of the Year. In her fourth season (2016) at the helm of the mighty Mt. SAC Women's Softball Program, she led the Mounties to a 40-7 overall record and a first place in the South Coast Conference. Rojas was named the 2016 South Coast Conference Coach of the Year. The team produced State Pitcher of the Year, 1 NFCA All-American, NFCA Golden Shoe Award, 2 All-State Honorees, South Coast Conference Pitcher of the Year, 5 All-Conference Selections, 3 NFCA Academic All-Americans and lastly lowest ERA in the state with all freshmen. The Mounties finished 2015 season (3rd season) with an overall record of 29-13 and garnered a number of individual playing honors including: 1 NFCA All-American 1 State Player of the Year 1 Mt. SAC Female Athlete of the Year 1 All-South Region 4 All-SCC Conference Players 2 All-Academic State Team In 2014 she led the Mounties to a 40-10 overall record and into the State Championship Game where the Mounties finished the season in second. The 2014 team compiled the highest team batting average in the history of the CCCAA and Mt. SAC with an average of .428. The team produced 3 National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Americans, 4 All-State Selections, 6 All-Conference Selections and 1 Mt SAC Female Athlete of the Year. In her first season (2013), she led the team to an undefeated South Coast Conference (SCC) Championship (21-0) and a trip to the Super Regional, where the team fell just short of the State Championships. Rojas was named SCC and California Community College Fastpitch Coaches Association (3CFCA) Coach of the Year. In addition, the Mt. SAC Softball Staff was honored as the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) South Region Coaching Staff of the Year. The 2013 season garnered a number of individual playing honors including: 3 NFCA All-Americans 4 All-State Honorees 8 All-SCC Honorees Emily Seidel being named SCC and SoCal Pitcher of the Year A veteran member of the Venezuelan National Softball Team and the international softball scene, Rojas also serves the Softball Community as a World Baseball/Softball Confederation Ambassador and as an Ambassador for the U.S. State Departments' Empowering Women Through Sports Initiative. In 2015, Rojas will serve as the Competition Manager for the Special Olympics World Games, which will be held here in Los Angeles. THE ROJAS RESUME Education: University of Virginia, 2003 BA in Sociology/Women Studies MA in Kinesiology and Physical Education with concentration in Sports Management (Cal State Long Beach) Currently pursuing a PhD. in Sports Management Coaching Resume Mt. SAC Head Coach (2013-present) Mt. SAC Interim Head Coach (2013) Mt. SAC Assistant Coach (2010-2012) Orange Coast College Head Coach (2007-2010) Orange Coast College Assistant Coach (2005-2006) Playing Accolades: 2008 Olympian for Venezuelan National Team (5th Place) 10 year Venezuelan National Team Veteran Participated in 4 ISF Women's World Championships Participated in 2 Pan American, 3 Central American and one ISF World Cup. 1st Team All-ACC (2001, 2002, 2003) 1st Team All-Region Team (2001) Easton All-American (2001) ACC Rookie of the Year (2000) University of Virginia MVP (2003) 50th Anniversary All-ACC Team Highest batting average in ACC (.401) Top 25 highest batting average in NCAA Div 1. Professional Athlete on the PFX Tour Updated 07/09/19 Facebook Twitter Email Print