MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2007
AT&T Presents the JUSN Weekly Chat
 AT&T Presents the JUSN Weekly Chat
Join JUDolphins.com editor Joel Lamp as he answers your questions about JU Athletics Monday afternoon at 5 p.m.
Joel Lamp, JUDolphins.com Editor: After a two week hiatus (I apologize for that...it's been crazy here at the ol' headquarters) we're back as AT&T Presents the JUSN Weekly Chat.

It was a disappointing week as the men's soccer team dropped two matches, women's soccer split, football fell on the road while volleyball made up for everything by going 2-1.

With that said, let's get to your questions.


Bighit9(DC): What do you think the mindset is for the football team going into the last few games that they have knowing that they have nothing to play for?
Joel Lamp, JUDolphins.com Editor: The team still has plenty to play for as four straight wins would give this team just the second winning season in school history.

This group also has a chance to set the tone for the teams to come in the coming years.

Rome wasn't built in a day and neither is a championship football program. Given a couple of years, this team will be competing for PFL titles.


Jacksonville: Mr. Lamp, what are your thoughts about the women's golf team this year? I see they have two tournaments coming up, what are your thoughts on their play?
Joel Lamp, JUDolphins.com Editor: I really like our women's golf team and the mix of veterans and youth that Coach Taketa has this year.

Senior Heather Fudge has stepped up her game this fall and has taken on more of a leadership role with this team.

The two freshmen, Danielle Gibb and Jessica Williams, are quite impressive and have a bright future as a Dolphin.

Throw into the pot the experienced trio of Alexandra Anderson, Jessica Green and Therese Karlsson and you've got a team that just needs a little bit of confidence before taking off.


Tank (J-ville): I have watched your past games on Comcast and noticed that JU has had a speed advantage over most of the teams that they have played. Is that something that is looked for when recruiting players at JU or do the players work with a sports performace facility in town to train that way during the off-season?
Joel Lamp, JUDolphins.com Editor: Tank, that's a good observation and it's one of the big things the coaching staff looks at when they are recruiting.

Our guys also work hard during the season and in the off-season in the weight room to get stronger and more physical.

We've got some really good athletes on the field and they are getting the ball in their hands a lot of late.

Joel Lamp, JUDolphins.com Editor: Well...that's it for this week. Thanks for the questions and I look forward to talking to you again next Monday.