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    Default First Week of Wbb Practice Summary

    Here is a YouTube video with interviews with both Kaylynne and Kayleigh Truong, Jenn Wirth and CLF. The interviews ask each of the players and coach what they thought of the first week of practice. Some highlights from the video:

    Kaylynne Truong - While they thought they played fast in H.S. and AAU, the pace of practice is much faster at practice than in H.S. and AAU. One GU practice is equal to about 4 AAU games. The Truong Twins and Eliza room together and they refer to Eliza as their adopted, Australian sister. The twins started off looking at different colleges, but quickly decided to go to the same college. Gonzaga checked off a lot of the boxes on their list, particularly faith. Is not prepared for winter, has only hoodies and a light jacket. Using layers to keep up with the cold. Bonding with her teammates was a big benefit to the Europe trip.

    Kayleigh Truong - Agreed with her sister on the pace of practice compared to GU. The first week of practice is exciting, knowing that the season is right around the corner.

    Jenn Wirth - Excited to be named to pre-season all-WCC put realizes in is only pre-season and it really does not mean much at this time. Wants to bring energy to the team. Thinks this year, the first week of practice was less sloppy compared to previous years, primarily due to the extra practices preparing for the Europe trip. Looking forward to Fanfest, and the Wirth family will be in town. Wants to be more versatile to fill in Z's spot. Working on improving her confidence and physicality.

    CLF - Team is very enthusiastic. Thinks the team is further ahead this year than in past years. Nobody really has stood out, Jill and Jenn have played well at times. Loves Cierra, but she does not get to play this year. Has high hopes that the team can shoot the ball. Wants to see who steps up in a leadership roll. Nobody has really stood out in a leadership roll yet. Seniors are very different than last year, not near as vocal as last year's seniors. This year's seniors still trying to find their voice. Junior class has some strong personalities particularly, Jill and Jenn. Jill is comfortable calling people out and Jenn is similar. Leeann is a connector like Lousie. Jill will probably emerge in some type of leadership role. Some how Kaylynne, Kayleigh and Eliza have scored a 3-bedroom suite, so they are not really roommates, but they live together.

    Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZ9zmsebWRU

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    From the Spokesman-Review:

    Gonzaga women ahead of schedule, but still searching for a leader

    By all accounts, everything is ahead of schedule thanks to the Zags’ European journey and the 10 practices that preceded it. Team chemistry, for one thing. Execution, for another. But leadership? Not yet.

    The Zags will certainly need some following the graduation of Zykera Rice and Laura Stockton. “Somebody needs to be a little bit of an alpha, to be honest with you, those two were definitely that,” said coach Lisa Fortier. “We need a little more directive talk and leadership. That’s something that hasn’t emerged yet,” Fortier said.

    Senior guards Jessie Loera and Katie Campbell “haven’t been in a leadership position all the time,” said Fortier. “They do the right things and work, but they’re still trying to find their voice. They have a lot of personality, but it’s kind of bottled up.”

    That’s not true of junior guard Jill Townsend, who came off the bench last year with points, rebounds and enthusiasm.

    “She’s more comfortable calling people out,” Fortier said.
    Entire Article can be read at: https://www.spokesman.com/stories/20...till-searchin/

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    Thanks for the link Dad. Jill has that competitive fire a leader needs. I think she'll be the soul of this team.

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    Leadership comes in a number of ways... and doesn’t need to be a senior. Just needs to be done in a real and honest way.
    Jill could be the team leader ... the heart and soul. And Jess could be the floor leader. Jenn could be strength.
    The way this team is made... everyone needs to be involved.

    Go Zags!!

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