Cyclone Spotlight: a reflection from the coaches

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April 10, 2013

Sophomore Amanda Ridley exhibits the hard work she puts in (and off!) the water. (Kurt Loeffler)

Sophomore Amanda Ridley exhibits the hard work she puts in (and off!) the water. (Kurt Loeffler)

“Amanda’s hard work and focus on improving technically made her a significant factor in us closing the gap between Sonoma State and our Varsity eight over the course of two weeks. Amanda is developing into a key player in and out of the boat.

Her striving to improve her fitness and be the best contributor she can be are huge for what it means to the Varsity eight.

But even more importantly, it is what Amanda does outside of the boat to make the team better for everyone that is so significant.  Amanda has taken it upon herself to coordinate team activities that are inclusive of all levels of rowers to help build a really cohesive team.  Her leadership and enthusiasm are appreciated by everyone!”

–Head rowing coach Sara Nevin

Junior Phoebe Minette’s skills on the court brought home another victory for Mills. (Kurt Loeffler)

Junior Phoebe Minette’s skills on the court brought home another victory for Mills. (Kurt Loeffler)

“Phoebe Minette, junior Anthropology major of Glendale, CA, has earned the Cyclone Spotlight for her recent efforts on the
tennis courts.

In her 3/16 match vs. Biola, Phoebe fought back to secure the sole win for the Cyclones at the #2 singles position in a 10-2 tiebreaker after splitting sets with her opponent, 2-6, 6-1.

During the team’s Southern California trip over spring break, Phoebe was a tough competitor in both the #1 and #2 singles and doubles positions. She and doubles partner, junior Casey Honath of San Diego, CA, posted the team’s highest doubles scores at each of the four matches they played that weekend.

Phoebe stepped up for the Cyclones’ final SoCal match vs. Pacific Lutheran after her teammate sustained an injury earlier in the break. It was Phoebe’s eighth match (four singles, four doubles) over a 42 hour period. Phoebe has proven to be a wonderful addition to our team this season.

Since she joined the team in the Fall, she has strengthened her versatility and steadiness in her game. Phoebe is extremely motivated and leads by example.

Her hard work ethic and positive attitude have not only helped her grow this season, but has pushed the team as a whole to grow as well. I’m psyched that she chose to transfer to Mills and I look forward to seeing her progress through her time here!”

–Head tennis coach Loke Davis


Cyclone Spotlight: a reflection from the coaches was published on April 10, 2013 in APER, Cyclone Spotlight, Sports & Health

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