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Joan Bonvicini's Quotes from Media Day
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: October 28, 2005
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Joan Bonvicini, Head Coach

Media Day Quotes


About Polkey’s death

“This past month, there have been some very difficult days. Since practice started, it has been getting better. The team has been practicing hard and getting ready for the season.”


“There is not a day that goes by without thinking about Polkey. We all miss her terribly.”


“We don’t have anyone like her. We will miss her most as a person -- talking to her and hearing her laugh.”


“It has made all of us grow up and handle things. My job as a coach is to be a good leader and inspire them.”


“The hardest thing that we faced was a few weeks ago. We were numb, but we made it through it. To see how many people truly loved Polkey was amazing and how many people that she inspired.”


Adjustment on the court

“Each of them has stepped up. We can’t expect one player to take over that spot or those points. Key players have stepped up. I think that we will be a very competitive team.”


On dealing with each first thing without Polkey

“When you think about it is difficult, but when you just do it it’s okay. The team is doing well. There are days that are more difficult. I have a lot of confidence in this team.”


On Todd Holthaus joining the coaching staff

“I couldn’t ask for an easier transition from high school to college. He has done an excellent job as a coach and as a person.”


On Lisa Griffith joining the coaching staff

“It's nice having a former player on my staff. It’s amazing what an impact she has had on this team in such a short span.”


On Jessica Arnold’s bigger role this season

“Jess is a tremendous athlete. She is a great athlete, quick and versatile. More than anything she is competitive. I expect the same thing that we saw out of her last year.”

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