Geno On Stokes – And Tonya Cardoza

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Just when Geno Auriemma figured he might have 11 healthy players available for Saturday’s game against Syracuse at the XL Center, sophomore Kiah Stokes walked off the practice floor Friday with an apparent recurrence of the stress reaction in her left shin. She has already missed five games because of it but returned last week at Georgetown and has appeared in three straight.

“What do I make of it?,” Auriemma said. “That I wouldn’t think she be playing [Saturday].”

Former UConn assistant Tonya Cardoza recently won her 100th career game at Temple, just two weeks after Carla Berube won her 200th at Tufts.  But Cardoza and Berube reached the milestones faster than Auriemma did at UConn.

“There is no greater feeling than when your former players accomplish great things elsewhere or when your former coaches go on to build programs,” Auriemma said. “Like I’ve said about Carla Berube and Jen Rizzotti [at Hartford], I was surprised that Tonya wanted the Temple job. I had no idea if she was ready for it. But she’s nothing be great since she arrived and she’s had many opportunities to move on. But she’s very into the good situation she has there.”


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7 thoughts on “Geno On Stokes – And Tonya Cardoza

  1. Master Mind

    Stokes—real problems or psychological? She is definitely needed, the later the season get–the more she is needed. She has to be ready for the Baylor game and ND rematch.

    Tanya has a great situation at Temple.

  2. bahmi

    Stokes is absolutely snake-bit. Her on floor performance has been ragged and inconsistent and she has not been able to maintain the spirit of court aggression. It appears she will languish the rest of her career.

  3. Hartley inflicted with Doty disease

    Thankfully no one in UConn colors their hair to get attention

  4. Pray that Dolson does not get injured

    Geno and CD have been taken to the cleaners by EDD, Walker, and Stokes. Geno and CD recruited Buck, Johnson, and Engeln for bodies in practice and garbage time. 6 players absolutel useless to UConn wins.

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