September 13, 2009

New is back at it in Turkey

Kristin Newlin (shown above with teammate Nicole Powell after winning the Turkish championship last season) is back in Istabul ready to start a brand new basketball year. She working hard to get back in shape and ready to play again. Her summer away from basketball was jam packed with travel, friends and family. You can read all about that in this post to her blog.

September 11, 2009

Candice's appreciation of Lisa Leslie

The Los Angeles Sparks play their final regular-season home game tonight. It's Lisa Leslie's Farewell Game. In a Los Angeles Times blog, Candice thanks Lisa for what she has done for her and for all women, women's sports and basketball. (Read more ... )

September 3, 2009

Photos from Comense

Here are some photos of Jillian from Comense — at a photo shoot last week and at the official presentation of the team last night to their fans, citizens of Como and the press.

September 1, 2009

Jillian joins her team in Italy

Pool Comense' 2009-2010 season began officially last week as the available players met with their new coach. Brooke and several other players have not arrived yet, but Jillian was there (upper row, second from right).

Here is a report of that meeting, translated fairly awkwardly by Google.

The report includes these comments about Jillian (my interpretation of Google's translation): 
"She is a fighter in defense, one of those who never pulls back."
"She gave up [her place on the New Zealand national team] to start training here, demonstrating that she is one of the smart girls who wants to work for her Comense jersey."

Elsewhere on their website, Comense noted Jillian's arrival with five Stanford WBB videos about her.