We may have had a hint about that from Geno a couple of weeks ago concerning Caroline being frustrated and distracted internally by her inability to play the way she was used to doing. Her internal struggle may be distracting her from that role.Numerous threads here over the past few months would have given one the indication that Caroline Doty was and is supposed to be that leader this season. What has happened?
It's just the growth needed in a young team. Scarey? Nah. Unusual with a young (yes they are young) team? Not at all.Kelly Faris agrees.
“We don’t have a specific vocal leader, the kind of person who will sit there and call someone out,” Fairs said. “That’s been this team’s downfall so far. Coach is right. Holding each other accountable would mean so much more. That is something a few of will need to start doing.
“We respect Coach, we know what he says is right. But apparently, some people aren’t responding to him. So maybe a teammate needs to get into a face and tell them this is how it’s going to be. We will work on that after the break.”
This comment scares me a little.
I think people are underrating how big a role Dolson's been asked to take on this year. Often times she's the lone post player in the game, and trying to control the paint and boards by yourself - especially against the likes of Stanford and Baylor - is a huge task (no pun intended).Which is so strange because at the beginning of the season Geno basically said she was the leader of the team as a sophomore. None of them seem to have the personality to do that...Tiff is quiet, Kelly leads by example, Bria does a bit but also leads with her play...maybe KML next season will, she seems to be feisty...I don't know, it could be a problem. I wonder who isn't responding to Geno?