Ask Coach Horstmeyer
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  01/30/2002

Jan. 30, 2002

The Riegers (Mill Valley, CA)
Hi Caren!
Great game the other night...this team is certainly promising. Just wanted to say, hi, keep up the good work and that were having fun following you and the Bears.

The Riegers

"Thanks for your comments. We are really on an upswing after being up and down. This group has been extremely coachable. We're building our foundation this season. We're looking to get over the hump and get some wins."

This is more of a suggestion then anything else.. Tell the girls to believe in themselves and have fun! Maybe they should stop thinking so much about making the shot and just breathe and take the shot. There a young team and are working hard it will come with a little confidence and patience. But it can't be forced.

"Thanks. I think they're looking to do that now that they've gone through the learning process. I think against Arizona you saw the team taking open shots when they had them. We showed we are capable of hitting the outside shot as we made a season-best nine three pointers."