I used to think as I looked at the Hollywood night, 'there must be thousands of girls sitting alone like me, dreaming of becoming a movie star. But I'm not going to worry about them. I'm dreaming the hardest.'
We're playing real well right now. We seem to be peaking when we need to. These girls have played together a long time, and next week is when it counts. Everyone's record is 0-0. Hopefully we can keep it going.
I played 'Dead Skunk in the Middle of the Road' by Loudon Wainwright III. We played 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' by Cyndi Lauper; 'I Like Big Butts' by Sir Mix-a-Lot. I think people are just trying to torture us.
We have more people graduating than usual, but the girls that we'll have next year are solid, and our B-team is getting better. Also, people in California know that this is a good school for lacrosse at this level, so we always get good recruiting.
This is a good bunch of girls. They really have understood their roles this year. They haven't always gotten the playing time that they're accustomed to. They're a good motivation for the team; they try to keep the morale pretty high.
I ripped some girls at halftime and challenged them, and they stepped up and did the job tonight. She looked me in the eye and said, 'I'll get the job done,' and I think she did a good job on Whitney Lindsay in the second half.
It shows just how competitive it is. You can also attribute it to the popularity of girls athletics. Girls are becoming more involved and they have more opportunities to play golf tournaments in the summer.
I tip my hat to them. They were relentless. But I'm proud of my girls for how they kept coming back against El Paso. I'm excited (about district play). We've won two tournaments and finished second in another. Hopefully this (predistrict competition) will push us to a good district finish.