Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Wednesday news & notes: Badger Women

  • Brandon Storlie of The Daily Cardinal has a nice feature on Erika Lawler: Lawler takes on leadership role.

    “As the captain, part of your responsibility is to make sure everyone’s ready, focused and prepared for the game, but I don’t even have to do that because everyone on the team is so serious about the sport,” Lawler said. “Everyone just makes my job really easy. It’s a job that we all do collectively.”

    “I definitely learned so much from the previous captains,” Lawler said. “There’s such a balance that you need to maintain throughout all aspects of the game, and that’s what I’ve taken away from a lot of the past captains on our team. Everyone that I’ve ever learned from has been so much fun to work with.”

    “I think that as long as you have a good attitude and you’re having a lot of fun out there, that’s probably the most important thing to do,” she said. “Everyone’s going to watch you on the ice, and when you’re having fun and working hard, it carries over. Usually, in a fun, happy, hard-working environment, you’re going to be a successful team.”

  • The third installment of's captains interviews features goaltender Jessie Vetter. (Includes video link.)

  • Uwbadgers has released its preview of the upcoming series against Bemidji State.