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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Geno impressed by Caroline Doty's positive mindset

As far as Geno Auriemma is concerned, Caroline Doty has always had the personality to provide leadership during her days at UConn but hasn't always had to temperament she needed because of the persistent issues with her knees.

That no longer seems to be the case as Doty appears to emerging as the vocal leader needed for a Connecticut team featuring more freshmen and sophomores than upperclassmen.

"When Caroline got hurt, she just because one (ticked) off individual and you can understand why," Auriemma said shortly before the start of the Jimmy V Classic Dinner at Chelsea Pier in New York City. "There was just a lot of stuff thrown at the kid. She went through a period where she was really bitter and angry like (assistant coach) Shea Ralph went through and Shea helped her through that. It affected her relationships and her ability to try to lead teams. You can't lead from position of anger and disappointment and she is past all of that now. Now I watch her workout and play and she has a great way about her. She is leading like you would want her to lead. Right now she spends as much time admiring the young guys and how good they are and not worrying about herself which is what she used to do last year and the year before. She is doing exactly what I want her to do and she is playing better because as a result of it."

There will be some other tidbits coming from the interviews with Auriemma and Maryland coach Brenda Frese, who will lead their teams in the lone women's game at the 2012 Jimmy V Classic on Dec. 3 at the XL Center in Hartford.

I can pass on a little bit of an update as the plan is for SNY to release the details on the live streaming options for the UConn games they the right to at some point tomorrow.


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