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Friday, December 11, 2009

From Mechelle's (free) blog: Down memory lane at U.Va.

There are things you’ve done so many times that you don’t think you could possibly forget how – until you do indeed forget.

Such as knowing when to get off on Interstate 64 in Charlottesville to go to a Virginia basketball game. From 1991-96, I went to see the Cavaliers at their old arena, University Hall, dozens and dozens of times.

Yet when I went back Tuesday to see U.Va. – which now plays in the palatial John Paul Jones Arena across the street from U-Hall --I somehow couldn’t remember the right exit.

That, however, is about the only thing to fade from my memory concerning that period in regard to coach Debbie Ryan’s program. It started with players such as Dawn Staley, Tammi Reiss and the Burge twins and ended with a team led by Wendy Palmer and Jenny Boucek.