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    Just had a look at this years roster... 12 players. I don't know if I remember one this lean... and I kind of like it. You have 12 very good players that may see that they might get a little playing time in a game. That may help on both attitude and competing for time in a game. Our 3 seniors are redshirts meaning we will be saying good by to them after this year. With 4 verbals for next year that would put the team at 13 players... still a good number.
    I see we won't have Heather this year... sorry to see that. Always nice to have a past player involved. Hopefully one might show up...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkipZag View Post
    .........I see we won't have Heather this year... sorry to see that. Always nice to have a past player involved. Hopefully one might show up...

    Go Zags!!
    Amanda Brown is on staff. Director of Basketball Operations.

    "As a member of the GU women’s basketball team, Brown won a trio of West Coast Conference titles from 2007 to 2009. She was a key reserve and defensive specialist for the Bulldogs. In 2008-09, she earned an athletic scholarship after being a walk-on, and was the team’s co-captain. Brown was a member of the first GU team to advance to the NCAA Tournament in 2007, and the first team to advance to the second round in 2009."

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    SkipZag - You're spot on about 12 players this year and looking like 13 players next year.

    I find it necessary to keep a spreadsheet of the team's roster for the previous year, the current year, and 4 years into the future, just to keep all the info in one spot. Looks a lot like the chart ZN does for the men, but doesn't distinguish between scholies and walk-ons.

    This is what it currently looks like. If anyone spots any errors, please let me know and I'll update it.

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    Great chart Zagineer... Really shows how a RS can change the numbers for different years.

    Yes, we watched Amanda play... Great team player.
    I was looking for another grad student like Heather... especially one with their picture on the wall of McCarthey. Seems to help remind the players of the success of the past.

    Please share your chart in the future...

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    Thanks for the chart, Zagineer! Very nice and informative. Is it just wishful thinking on my part or do we look loaded this year? At least on paper, I like it!

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    thx for the chart....nice work....already regretting 2019 when we loose 5 players...ugh...

    as far the team goes, I worry more about players not getting enough time...I really want Zhane and Zee to be able to show their stuff in expanded minutes...and yes, I think we are loaded.....there can be no excuses this year.....its on the coaches......

    excited to see Mac....

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    Thanks, all. Let me see if I can improve the resolution of the image. The first one was Excel to PDF to JPEG to Photobucket. This one is Excel to PDF to PNG to Photobucket.

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    Looks a little more clear. I'll use PNG from now on.
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    Zagineer - Thank you for your spreadsheet. It certainly makes keeping track of the scholarship players and available scholarships very easy.

    Quote Originally Posted by SkipZag View Post
    Just had a look at this years roster... 12 players. I don't know if I remember one this lean... and I kind of like it. You have 12 very good players that may see that they might get a little playing time in a game. That may help on both attitude and competing for time in a game. Our 3 seniors are redshirts meaning we will be saying good by to them after this year. With 4 verbals for next year that would put the team at 13 players... still a good number.
    I see we won't have Heather this year... sorry to see that. Always nice to have a past player involved. Hopefully one might show up...

    Go Zags!!
    Skip:

    We do have a lean team this year. However, last year with the injuries to Emma and Ellie and with Mac and Chandler sitting, we only had 12 active players on the team. That is one of the problems with a small team; injuries can have a much more devastating effect on a small team.

    If everybody stays healthy and plays well, it will be hard enough to get playing time for the players at the end of the bench. However, if we incur a couple of injuries (like last year) particularly to our bigs, we may wish we had another player or two.

    ZagDad

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    ZagDad...
    Very true on the concerns about injuries... 12 use to be the prime number for the varsity BB team... but they usually had a JV team to fall back on. I look at the RS as the standby/JV players if needed. The men's team had to burn a RS a couple of years ago due to injury. They were lucky the player that went down was able to earn a medical defer. This year, half the women's team is made up of RS players... with none in reserve. They go down for the season and well... Let's hope for the best.
    Go Zags!!

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    I love this thread. Great posts. The last couple posts made me modify my chart... for the better. It now shows the total number in the roster, and also the total number available to play in parenthesis. Obviously, a big difference.


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    Looks like the jersey numbers have settled down, so I added them to the chart. Makes it easier to memorize them before Game 1 starts. After all, 5 of the 12 numbers this year were not on the court last year.
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    Thanks, Neer...

    Quote Originally Posted by Zagineer View Post
    Looks like the jersey numbers have settled down, so I added them to the chart. Makes it easier to memorize them before Game 1 starts. After all, 5 of the 12 numbers this year were not on the court last year.
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    Your chart just keeps getting better Zagineer.... Thanks, makes for a good discussion about the future and what us arm chairs think.
    That being said... Next year, I think we need another player... With loosing 5 players the following year, we will need to come up with 5 players to replace them or we are in trouble. Possibly a transfer that fits in with this years freshmen.

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    Spot on, Skip. It's a big cliff after the 2018-2019 season. With only 12 on the roster right now, it would be nice to start to build up for that departure in the future, but not "put all of our eggs into one basket". I'm sure that our coaching staff is well aware of this and is acting upon it.

    I'm also sure that every D-1 women's team coach would love to get into a cycle of 15 players, with all staying 5 years (RS year included), and distributed such that only 3 players depart every year. But,..... so much for dreams. Reality is, our coaches must deal with a 5-player departure year in 2018-2019.

    As for my chart, thanks Terp and Skip for your posts. My plan is to maintain and update this chart for as long as I am able to do so. Hopefully, for many years to come. I am trying to figure out how to make the size of the image posted bigger for us old folks to read, but I'm not there yet. In the meantime,.... if you hold the "Ctrl" button on your key board and then scroll the roller on your mouse, you can reduce the image size scrolling in one direction, or increase the image size scrolling in the other direction. (Many of you may already know this, but maybe not everyone).

    The time is approaching rapidly,..... but not soon enough. Go Lady Zags!!

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    Thanks for updating the chart zagineer. It keeps getting better and better.

    I think the coaches are on the 2018-2019 departure of five. We lose three (3) ladies this year but bring in four (4) so we are up to 13. In 2018 we only lose two (2) athletes so there is a big chance to stock the cupboard.

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    Updated to add Corryn Douglas.
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    Updated to add Melody Kempton, 2018 verbal.
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    ... if you hold the "Ctrl" button on your key board and then scroll the roller on your mouse, you can reduce the image size scrolling in one direction, or increase the image size scrolling in the other direction.


    Thanks for making both my eyes and computer life that much richer. I have already told three friends and I guess we are all in the stone age.

    ZagDad...you heard it here first...I bet we lose more than three this year if the coaches continue to be faced with chemistry issues that have proven to be hard for them to solve in the past. I think we have a really good group of basketball players this season but they have a lot to prove in regards to being a team. Lets hope this is way off target but, with our team this year, some are going to see a reduced role and I am curious to see how they handle it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladyzaga View Post
    ... ZagDad...you heard it here first...I bet we lose more than three this year if the coaches continue to be faced with chemistry issues that have proven to be hard for them to solve in the past. I think we have a really good group of basketball players this season but they have a lot to prove in regards to being a team. Lets hope this is way off target but, with our team this year, some are going to see a reduced role and I am curious to see how they handle it.
    You had to go there didn't you?

    I agree although I don't think it would necessarily be due entirely to chemistry problems although it is somewhat easier to sit on the bench when you are winning We are currently stocked at the 2/3 position this year and we only loose one due to graduation and bring in two more freshman at the same position next year. Playing time is going to be very hard to come by this year without injuries freeing up some PT and it won't get any better next year.

    If somebody ends up riding the pine for most of the games, I would expect at least one to transfer at the end of the year to get more playing time.

    ZagDad

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladyzaga View Post
    ......Thanks for making both my eyes and computer life that much richer. I have already told three friends and I guess we are all in the stone age......
    You're welcome, ladyzaga. Glad I could help. For those who prefer not to use a mouse, the same can be accomplished directly from the key board. Just hold down the "Ctrl" button on your key board and then hit the "+" key repeatedly to increase the image size, or the "-" key repeatedly to decrease the image size.

    Zagdad - Thanks for your post. The point you made is a prime example of why I structure the chart in the manner it is shown. It makes it easier to spot the changes and trends that are happening - what we are losing and what we are gaining from one year to the next.

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    I hope you're wrong Ladyzag...but, who are you thinking will leave?....willingly?...

    personally, I see a reduced role for ES...I hope Zhane gets a bigger shot than last year and same for Z....

    Z's mother hinted that Z had doubts about coming back this year....

    I don't understand the "chemistry" bit...how do you tell if a team has "chemistry"?...these girls have been playing basketball with different teams thru school and with outside teams...they should know how to get along for the benefit of the team...

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    It would be unfair to lob out some names at this time but, given what we saw, or what I saw, some of our players had difficulty last year and I do not see their roles improving this year. The bigger issue is that if it is rough team wise even our best may imagine greener grass as there is no guarantee the difficult teammates can find another landing spot. Hopefully we get out to a quick start...winning has solved a lot of chemistry issues in the past.

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    Changed 4 Verbals to 4 National Letters of Intent: Louise Forsyth, Jill Townsend, Jenn Wirth, and LeeAnne Wirth.

    Welcome to Gonzaga, Ladies. You'll love it! Enjoy and have a great time as seniors and we look forward to seeing you in less than a year from now.

    Lady Zag Fans, read all about it here: http://www.gozags.com/sports/w-baskb...111016aac.html
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    Thanks Zagineer...

    Your chart really allows us to look into the future. I was looking at our verbal for 2018, Melody Kempton and seeing that she is listed as a forward. Being that we already have 5 F/Cs on the team, I'm wondering if they are looking at Melody as a wing. I think that one of the Wirths played a wing... But what a number of options inside out. It looks like we need two more players to join Melody to replace the five player class.

    Congrats to LF and the coaches on the signing class. Looks like a great future...

    Go Zags !!

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    Thanks Zagineer:

    Skip, according to what I have read, Jenn Wirth is already playing what we would consider a wing or #3 position. Leeanne currently plays under the basket in a traditional #4 or #5 spot but is developing her outside game. According to their stats, Jenn is 6'-2", so she is the same height as Elle and Leeanne is an inch taller at 6'-3" or the same height as Jill and an inch taller than Kiara. So it looks like we are replacing our height with equal or taller players.

    ZagDad

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