Midweek throughout the 2012-13 school year, I will showcase some of the best quotes from Miami University athletes, coaches, personnel and alumni. Listed below are a few comments from the past week. Enjoy!
"We need to be better, assignment sound and that's coaching. I put that on me, but they are doing everything we ask them to do." - Defensive Coordinator Jay Peterson on the RedHawks' defense through the first three games of the 2012 season.
"I felt like it was absolutely a leadership moment and I'm proud of the way she responded. That's what great players do. Nobody's great all the time, but great players have the ability to bounce back and shrug it off to move forward to the next game. She showed a lot of poise, leadership and class today the way she approached this game and the way she performed." - Head coach Bobby Kramig on senior captain Jess Kodiak after the team's 4-0 win over Indiana State Sunday. Kodiak had two goals.
"MAC games are dogfights. We have to go into it with the mentality that we are capable of playing some really great soccer, but at the end of the day the team that is going to win is the team that's going to fight for it." - Head coach Bobby Kramig on starting conference play this weekend. Miami hosts Akron Friday at 4 p.m.
"I am beyond excited for this season. We have a tremendous amount of talent and competitive drive in this roster, and along with hard work and training, I think we are in for a great year." - Head coach Carla DeGirolamo on the team's upcoming season, which starts Dec. 3 at the Dr. Richard Porter Classic in Ann Arbor, Mich.
"They should be excited this year. I feel like this is the most talented team since I've been here ... With our new style of game, I think it's going to be an exciting game to watch." - Senior center Drew McGhee on why the fans should be excited about the upcoming 2012-13 season. The RedHawks start the year with a home exhibition game against Maryville Wednesday, Oct. 31.