Oct. 26, 2012
By Michael Eldridge | UTAMavs.com
ARLINGTON, Texas - The new look UT Arlington Mavericks softball team wrapped up its fall schedule making huge strides according to coach Kristie Fox.
"The fall has been a process for everyone," Fox said. "The players have learned the coaches' personalities and the expectations of the direction we want this program to head. I think we have made huge strides from Day 1 of practice up to now when we will start to wrap up and head back into individuals."
Fox has put an emphasis on the team on focusing on what it can control. She says that the attitude and effort of what the team is trying to accomplish is an everyday theme that the program must live by.
Fall Ball has given a chance for the Mavericks to process the change of its coaching staff and transition into the WAC. Since Fox took over the team during the summer, two new assistants joined the team in Meagan Denny-White and Vanessa Soto.
"They have handled the transition well and really bought into the fact that the type of turnaround we are trying to make won't happen overnight," Fox said. "They have worked hard and pushed their limits far beyond they thought possible. Our strength and conditioning has done wonders for our players, and you can see the positives it has brought to their game."
Fox said that with the completion of the team's fall schedule, the team will return to focusing now on improvements on the individual level.
"As we wind down we will start to focus more on individual skill improvement," she said, "and continue preparing our mind and bodies for the spring."