18 Total Quotes

Liz Shimek Quotes

Liz Shimek
We haven't played Duke, but we've played a lot of teams like them. It's just a matter of putting together a complete, 40-minute basketball game.
Liz Shimek
#Duke

Liz Shimek
I'm just really excited. A loss for words, really. I'm looking forward to a new era in my life... I'm just really excited for the next few months and years.
Liz Shimek
#Life

Liz Shimek
She's a hustler, she's a beast on the boards and she can take over a game if she wanted to, but I think right now, she's just putting the energy where we need it.. In our defense and attacking on offense, she can be an unstoppable force.
Liz Shimek
#Beast

Liz Shimek
Kristin is an awesome person, more so than a basketball player. But her leadership was just phenomenal. She was so quiet but you just wanted to play harder just because of her actions. Whether it was getting that extra steal or playing blue-collar defense, you would just look to Kristin for energy and she would give that to you.
Liz Shimek
#Basketball

Liz Shimek
We played with a lot of determination, everyone on the team. We played teams that were more talented and had better players, but we were the better team. We just played real well together.
Liz Shimek
#Determination

Liz Shimek
It kind of opened our eyes that we were one of the best teams in the country. We can do it as long as we believe.
Liz Shimek
#Country

Liz Shimek
That's just something that kind of comes with the package. As a freshman, I came in and said one of my rules was to rebound. But that's what it's about here, everyone doing what they can do to win.
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#Freshman

Liz Shimek
I never really thought about it as being one of my goals. It's just something that comes with your role on the team and how you're supposed to help the team out. With team success comes individual accolades.
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#Goals

Liz Shimek
I look back on it now and how tough it really was last year and as a team how hard we battled. All the struggles we went through were all worth it in the end.
Liz Shimek
#Hard

Liz Shimek
Any accolade comes with your role on the team. When teams succeed, individuals succeed. It's a great, awesome honor but it's all about team here.
Liz Shimek
#Honor

Liz Shimek
It all started with our defense letting their go-to players get the ball and take wide-open shots. Purdue just really brought it tonight. They dictated (to) us.
Liz Shimek
#Defense

Liz Shimek
Coming into this game, we really just wanted to focus on our defense, attacking on offense and putting together a 40-minute game. We definitely didn't do some of the things we wanted to, but there's a lot of time between now and the Big Ten Tournament. We're just looking at getting better, focusing on the positive and moving forward.
Liz Shimek
#Defense

Liz Shimek
It was a lot of fun, just being able to be out there with our team. I mean, 28 assists ? we were just hitting whoever was open. We really just attacked as a team.
Liz Shimek
#Fun

Liz Shimek
It does hurt, obviously. Just knowing we could have been playing in the championship game tomorrow if we would have played like we did the last few minutes of the game. We just didn't have the right mentality. We didn't have the right fighters making smart decisions. We didn't play Michigan State basketball for 40 minutes.
Liz Shimek
#Hurt

Liz Shimek
All the experience that we did have last year and in the Big Ten this year is really paying off.
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#Experience

Liz Shimek
You always pack your suitcase full. All the clean socks I own are in that suitcase. I'm taking enough clothes.
Liz Shimek
#Clothes

Liz Shimek
You dream big and hope that'll happen, but you don't have any control over the future. All you can do is work hard and get a little luck along the way. We've done that. And our time isn't over yet.
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#Control

Liz Shimek
Over the years, it's been a lot of fun. But the best part, to me, is March. There are a lot of memories created.
Liz Shimek
#Fun